LM-79 and LM-80: LED Testing Standards

Need LM-79 and LM-80 certification testing?

Contract Laboratory has received many recent test requests looking for electrical certification testing, including LM-79 and LM-80. LM-79 and LM-80 are testing standards for performance of LED’s.

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LM-79 and LM-80 certification testing

LM-79 is the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) approved method for taking electrical and photometric measurements of Solid-State Lighting (SSL) products. LM-79 measures a luminaire or integral lamp as a system and measures light output (flux), electrical power, chromaticity, efficacy, and intensity distribution using standard processes and equipment. These five required metrics are mandatory on LED Lighting Facts labels and come from the results of LM-79 testing.

LM-80 is the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) approved method for measuring lumen maintenance of LED light sources like packages, arrays, and modules at different temperatures. This standard does not test a complete system, rather  a component. LM-80 specifies a testing period of 6,000 hours though 10,000 is preferred. The testing also requires 1,000 hour increments. LM-80 doesn’t provide expected life beyond test data.

Some of the recent electrical certification test requests Contract Laboratory has received include:

  • Electrical Laboratory needed for IES Testing of LED Light fittings to Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), LM79 Approved Method for the Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Solid-State Lighting Products.
  • LED rechargeable night light designer is using a China manufacturer and needs Asia laboratory for certification testing.
  • Contract Lab needed for handheld LED flashlight testing for lux and candela output. The test will include between 1 – 3 lights. The Flashlights will be tested using White Light, Green Light and Red Light. Lab needs to be certified and accredited as an authority for testing lux and candela according to the FL-1 Standard.
  • Electrical compliance laboratory needed to test LED Christmas lights to obtain certificate of conformity if Christmas light pass safety test

And many more! To see more Electrical and Lighting Laboratory Test Requests 

If you are a Lighting or Power and Utility manufacturer or organization that needs to outsource it’s laboratory testing of it’s lights, please call us Toll-Free 1-855-377-6821 or SUBMIT LABORATORY TEST REQUEST

 

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