Technical Information

The power output, luminous flux and colour temperature can be slightly different due to specific electronic components used in the manufacturing process. The power output and luminous flux can differ by +/- 10 %. The colour temperature can differ by +/-150 K.

Current feed and temperature

LLEDs are subject of changes during their lifespan. Current feed and thermal management take major influence. As LED operating temperatures increase, the colour locations shift more heavily and the luminous flux decreases over the LED’s lifespan.

To minimize changes the products in this catalogue are operated with less current than recommended by the manufacturer. Combined with advanced thermal management a lower operating temperature of our LEDs can be ensured which leads to lower levels of colour location shifts and luminous flux degradation over the long term.

Colour point shift

During the burn-in-phase of the first 1'000 hours of operation LEDs are subject to a colour point shift of one 2-step MacAdam ellipse. Due to lower operating current the colour point shift increases slightly after the burn-in-phase during the lifespan of the LEDs based on the binning group at delivery. So the total colour point shift generally remains within one 3-step MacAdam ellipse.

Luminous flux degradation

Over time the LEDs’ luminous flux declines. This degradation of the luminous flux is measured by different values: L-value, B-value and time of operation in hours. The L-value represents the percentage of the luminous flux of the initial luminous flux when the time of operation is reached. The B-value shows the percentage of the LEDs whose luminous flux might be below the L-value upon reaching the time of operation. B50 applies to all products without specified B-value.

For example: 40,000h L80/B50 means that at a usage of 40,000 hours we would expect a maximum of 50% (B50) of the LEDs are under 80% (L80) of their starting lux value (either by dimming,  failing or a combination thereof). The estimated lifetime is defined under controlled conditions and will vary according to actual ambient temperature, humidity and the power output of the LED (LO, HO, etc.). Upon request we can estimate a more accurate luminaire lifetime when provided with information pertaining to the environmental conditions of the installation area.
he case of direct/indirect luminaires with a “1” (non-dim) in the “Dimming Type” segment of the article number (#9), the direct and indirect sides cannot be separately switched as standard, with a “3” (DALI-dim) in the “Dimming Type” segment of the article number the direct and indirect sides are not separately switchable and dimmable. The luminaires marked with “DALI-switchDIM” can be controlled via DALI as well as switchDIM using a neutral conductor bridge. If separate switching or dimming is desired, then there are several predefined special versions depending on the desired control type.

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