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Why Do We Need to LM 79 Test?

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Why Do We Need to LM 79 Test?

LED is becoming so popular that it has replaced all other lightning sources like candescent lamp, CFL. Manufacturer have shifted to produce LED and making profits by selling low quality products in the market. This can deteriorate the LED business. LM 79 helps to access the LED by giving the photometric parameters and electrical parameters.

LM 79 focus on the absolute photometry, so it directly measures the total lumen of the complete lightning system including fixture, driver etc. LM 79 test report gives electrical and photometric parameter.

Photometric parameter: Luminous flux (lm), efficacy (lm/w), Luminous intensity distribution (candela), chromaticity coordinates, correlated color temperature (CCT), color rendering index (CRI)

Electrical parameter: voltage, current, frequency, power, power factor.

LM 79 Data enable objective product comparison and allows for evaluation relative to performance requirement.

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What is LM 79 Test methodology?

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What is LM 79 Test methodology?

LM 79 is an approved method that describes the procedure to be followed and precautions to be observed in performing reproducible measurements of total Luminous flux, electrical power, luminous intensity distribution, chromaticity of Solid-State lighting products for illumination purposes under standard conditions.

LM 79 covers- LED based SSL products with control electronics and heat sinks. Luminaries (fixtures incorporating light source) as well integrated LED lamps.

LM 79 doesn’t cover fixtures without a light source, SSL products that require external operating.

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Test method for total luminous flux Measurements:

The total luminous flux of SSL product shall be measured with an Integrating Sphere or Goniophotometer. The method may be chosen depending upon what other measurements quantities (color, intensity distribution) need to be measured., the size of SSL products, and other requirements.

The integrating sphere is suited for total luminous flux and color measurements of integrated LED lamps and relative small size LED luminaries. Advantage of using integrating sphere is that it does not requires the “ Dark Room”., and also it is less time consuming.

The Goniophotometer provides measurements of Luminous Intensity Distribution as well as total luminous flux. It can take measurements of larger size luminaries as well as small size luminaries. It has to be installed in Dark Room. Measurements in goniophotometer are time consuming.

  Integrating Sphere Goniophotometer
Conditions No Dark room Dark Room
Size of SSL Small Size luminaries Large size as well as small size Luminaries
Measurements Total Luminous Flux Light Intensity Distribution , Total Luminous Flux
Duration of Test Fast Measurements Time consuming as compared to Sphere photometer.

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LM-79 Testing | LM-79 Test Approved Methods

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LM-79 Testing | LM-79 Test Approved Methods

ITCIndia NABL Approved Electrical Safety Testing Laboratory, ITCIndia Laboratory is following the procedure as required by International Standard IEC 17025 and is already certified for ISO 17025 by NABL , has been awarded accreditation by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). Under the Energy Efficient Lighting Products Program. This includes LM-79 accreditation for Solid State Lighting Luminaires, Total Flux Measurements (Luminous Efficacy) & Solid State Lighting Luminaires, Luminous Intensity Measurements.

Definition of LM-79 Testing:

LM-79 is one approved method that describes procedures & precautions in performing measurement of LED products.

Scope of IES LM-79 testing:

LM-79 Testing is applied to solid-state lighting products that include the following requirements:

  • LED based products that are integrated control circuit and heat sinks
  • LED based products only requiring AC or DC power supply

And does not cover as bellow:

  • LED products requiring external operating circuits or heat sinks (bare LED chips, package and modules)
  • Fixtures designed for LED products but sold without a light source


Electrical Requirements:

  • SSL products work with AC power: voltage, electrical current, power, frequency, power factor
  • SSL products work with DC power: voltage, electrical current, power

Test Condition and Procedures/ LM-79 Procedures and Conditions:

  1. Ambient Conditions

  • Temperature–maintaining at 25℃±1℃ / Maintain temperature at 25 degrees C +/-1 degree C (within 1M)
  • Air Flow—limited/ Limited air flow
  • Mounting–limited thermal transfer


  1. Power Supply

  • Voltage regulation to +/- 2%
  • Voltage waveform (harmonic distortion< 3%) / AC wave shape limit to harmonic RMS of 3%
  1. Aging and Stabilization/ Seasoning and Stabilization

  • New SSL products can be put into tested without aging.
  • Before testing, SSL products should work for a certain time to reach up stable working temperature.
  1. Working Orientation/ Testing Orientation

  2. Electrical Settings

  3. Instrumentation

Test Method of Lm-79/ LM-79 Test Methods:

Integrating Sphere and Goniophotometer available to achieve the test report

Integrating Sphere: Integrating sphere systems are used to measure the total luminous flux and color for LM-79. This can be performed with a photometer (total luminous flux) or a spectral radiometer (spectral radiant flux). Utilizing a spectral radiometer and integrating sphere is the preferred method, which derives total luminous flux and color qualities form spectral radiant flux measurements. Click here to see (Video) how to do LM-79 Test with Integrating sphere systems

  • For measuring total luminous flux and color
  • Photometer – Total Luminous Flux
  • Spectral Radiometer (preferred) – Spectral Radiant
  • Flux (to derive total luminous flux and color qualities)

Goniophometer :  Goniophotometer systems are also used for LM-79 testing to measure luminous intensity distribution. The Goniophotometer system tests derive total luminous flux and provide color characteristics including CCT and CRI.

  • For measuring luminous intensity distribution
  • Total luminous flux is derived
  • Provides color characteristics with spectral radiometer including CCT, CRI

Testing Data of IES LM-79/ LM-79 Test Outputs and Calculations:

Photometric Requirements:


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LM 79 testing on led products

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LM 79 Testing Service on led products in India, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Pune

If you are looking for Lm-79 testing laboratory in your Area. ITC India Nabl Accredited Laboratory can do Test your led light for luminous flux , CCT , CRI , Efficacy , charomaticity diagram, voltage , current , power , power factor, etc..

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