|Subject ||Explanation |
|Lifetime LED luminaires (L70) ||The lumen degradation of Glamox and Luxo LED luminaires is L80 min. 50,000 hours 25 degress unless specified otherwise. The luminaire is marked with the maximum Ta that gives L70 min. 50.000 hours. We also list L70 at Ta 25 degrees. For all luminaires, we list: |
• The median useful life (IEC 62717) LxB50 at Ta 25 degrees. Lx may vary from 70 to 90 depending on the product and the corresponding lifetime goes up to 100,000 hours.
• Lamp lumen maintenance factor (LLMF) 50000 h, B50, Ta 25 deg. This is a factor from 0 to 1,0.
For industrial luminaires, we also list:
• The median useful life (IEC 62717) LxB50 at maximum Ta. Lx may vary from 70 to 90 depending on the product and the corresponding lifetime goes up to 100,000 hours.
A selection of our luminaires may yield L70 50,000 hours at 55 degrees. Read more about LED lumen degradation in the LED section on our web site.
|Lifetime LED driver/converter ||LED
driver lifetime in Glamox and Luxo luminaires are at least 50,000 hours
at maximum rated Ta. As a minimum, the Ta is 25 degrees. Normally a
failure rate of maximum 10% applies. Special drivers have a lifetime of
up to 100,000 hours at the listed maximum temperature. |
|LED lifetime documentation ||LED
module and driver lifetimes are documented by measuring the components'
Tc point temperature, (the Tc point is a specific point on the
component) and compare it to the components' maximum rated temperature.
Temperature measurements are performed at Glamox' laboratories and
carried out at an ambient temperature of 25 degrees. Heat measurement
reports and lifetime calculations are available on demand. |
|What is the Ta for Glamox fixtures? ||Glamox
and Luxo luminaires are tested and approved for an ambient temperature
(Ta) of 25 degrees, unless otherwise noted. A selection of our
luminaires are approved for Ta 55 degrees. |
|What if one diode in the LED-module stops working? ||A
standard safety design on most Glamox and Luxo LED modules is that any
single LED failure on LED moduels containing more than one LED will
result in a short circuit rather than an open circuit. The short circuit
will secure that the current is conducted through the module and that
the other LEDs continue to work. |
|What is the lumen output |
of the LED luminaire?
Luxo provides actual lumen output or "lumen out" of all our LED
luminaires in the datasheet and on our web site. We advise our customers
to carefully note the difference between the light output of the LED
module itself and that of the complete luminaire. |
|What is the variation in flux across modules/fixtures |
(within the same LED generation)?
variance in lumen output on Glamox and Luxo luminaires is +/- 10%. This
means that the light flux from a luminaire is stable, but may vary
across many luminaires. |
|What is the colour |
|The colour temperature of Glamox and Luxo luminaires is listed in the datasheet/web page. |
|What is the colour |
colour tolerance of Glamox and Luxo luminaires is expressed by a number
of MacAdam steps. The more steps, the higher tolerance. An explanation
may be found in the LED section of our web site. Most of our luminaires
have an initial tolerance of 3 MacAdam steps. This equals +/- 100 K at
3000 kelvin, but this kelvin tolerance increases with higher colour
temperature. Other tolerances up to 5 MacAdam steps may occur and is
properly marked in the product documentation. |
|What is the colour stability |
over the lifetime?
small shift in colour over time may be experienced because of changes
inside the LED itself. This shift is in most cases not visible, but may
in some cases lead to a higher MacAdam tolerance, e.g. from 3 to 4
|What is the Ra? ||The
Ra of most Glamox and Luxo luminaires is 80. For certain products the
Ra may be of other values, and they are always properly marked. |
|Does the Ra change over |
the lifetime of the fixture?
Ra for Glamox and Luxo luminaires is normally listed as a minimum
value, i.e. that the Ra value will never drop below the stated Ra over
the lifetime of the luminaire. |
|What is the chemical compatibility (corrotion resistance) of |
the LED module?
types of LED packages are inclined to degradation from chemical
substances such as fluorides, sulphur oxide and others. In case of
presence of such gases, special care needs to be taken when selecting
LED types. Please consult our customer service for more information
relevant to your project. |
|What is the technology |
used for dimming?
are basically two ways to dim LEDs. 1. linear current reduction where
the output current magnitude, and hence the light level, is reduced
(also called amplitude modulation).2. PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) where
the output current is reduced by chopping the output current. PWM
dimming or a mix of amplitude and PWM is preferred by the major LED
driver manufacturers. Most Glamox and Luxo luminaires have a driver
output frequency of minimum 400 Hz, to avoid flicker. |
|Are light technical data |
|Yes, via our web site. |
|Does documentation for photobiological hazard |
(e.g. eye damage) exist?
all Glamox and Luxo LED fixtures comply with EN 62471 - Photobiological
safety of lamps and lamp systems. The ENEC and CE marks on our products
confirms this compliance. |
|Is the LED module |
by qualified personnel only. LED module replacement is only recommended
for positive cost-benefit analyses, since there may be other issues
with different light output and loss of driver compability with the new
module. A selection of our luminaires have completely integrated LED
|If the module is replaceable, |
is it future proof, i.e. forward compatible?
Zhaga-approved modules have a layout and mounting method that allow
them to be replaced with similar modules in the future. Most Glamox and
Luxo downlights and linear luminaires have Zhaga compliant modules.
Modular luminaires will follow. |