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Model Identification and Wall-Plug Efficiency Measurement of White LED Modules

Ahmed Zurfi1 and Jing Zhang1
  • 1 University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 9 No. 2, 2016, 412-419

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2016.412.419

Submitted On: 24 March 2016 Published On: 15 June 2016

How to Cite: Zurfi, A. & Zhang, J. (2016). Model Identification and Wall-Plug Efficiency Measurement of White LED Modules. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 9(2), 412-419. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2016.412.419

Abstract

In this study, an experimental method is developed to measure the Wall-Plug efficiency of white LED modules without using any apparatus or sensors to measure the intensity of light. The tested LED module consists of a white LED chip-on-board affixed on a heatsink. The proposed method is mainly based on thermal and electrical models of the LED module. Measurements of thermal and electrical power are implemented instead of optical power. The presented method is not intended to replace the existing conventional techniques used to obtain optical and thermal characteristics of LEDs, but it provides a simplified way to evaluate the Wall-Plug efficiency of white LED modules under pragmatic operational conditions. In this method, the parameters of the wall-plug efficiency model of an LED-heatsink module are identified. Then, the model is applied to evaluate the efficiency at operating conditions of different heatsink temperature and input current. A 9 W Cree© XLamp white LED was tested at an ambient temperature of 23°C±1. Experimental results revealed that the parameters of the efficiency model can be extracted using the proposed method without measurement of optical power.

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Keywords

  • Light Emitting Diode
  • Wall Plug Efficiency
  • Solid State Lighting
  • Thermal Resistance