Karsten Cleanroom Systems – Ledstrip NEW

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Karsten Cleanroom Systems presents an LED strip NEW style. The measurements from OliNo show that the lamp emits a neutral white light with a color temperature of 5383 K. The lamp consumes 11.3 W and has a luminous flux of 1082 lm. This results in an efficacy of 96 lm/W. The lamps energy category label is A+.

This article shows the measurement results. Many parameters are also found in the Eulumdat file.

See this overview for a comparison with other light bulbs.

Summary measurement data

parameter meas. result remark
Color temperature 5383 K neutral white
Luminous intensity Iv 38.5 Cd Measured straight underneath the lamp.
Illuminance modulation index 0 % Measured with a light sensor looking at the lamp (angle not defined). Is a measure for the amount of flickering.
Beam angle 178 deg 178 deg is the beam angle for the C0-C180-plane (perpendicular to the length direction of the lamp) and 174 deg is the beam angle for the C90-C270 plane, which is along the length direction of the lamp.
Power P 11.3 W The net power consumed.
Power Factor 1.00 The tests were done with a DC power supply. This results in no blind power and as a result the power factor is always 1.0 but not relevant to mention.
THD NaN % Total Harmonic Distortion, is not present as a DC voltage was used to power the lamp so a DC current resulted which has no THD.
Luminous flux 1082 lm Measured with photogoniometer, calculation done as described in LM79-08.
Luminous efficacy 96 lm/W Be aware that a DC power supply has been used. The found efficacy with this measurement is excluding the power supply that normally is needed to convert the grid voltage (230 V AC) to the used DC voltage. By excluding the consumption of the power supply the efficacy found here is higher than it would be when the power supply had been included.
EU2013-label classification A+ The energy class, from A++ (more efficient) to E (least efficient). This label is an update of the previous version, and compulsory from Sept 2013.
CRI_Ra 84 Color Rendering Index.
Qa_CQS 81.6 QCS (v9.0.3) is an improved indicator (over CRI) of how well colors are rendered.
Qg_CQS 0.95 Gamut Area Ratio.
Coordinates chromaticity diagram x=0.3433 en y=0.3351
Fitting 300mA DC This strip has been fed with 300mA DC.
PAR-value 0.4 uMol/s/m2 The number of photons seen by an average plant when it is lit by the light of this light bulb. Value valid at 1 m distance from light bulb.
PAR-photon efficacy 1.0 uMol/s/We The total emitted number of photons by this light, divided by its consumption in W. It indicates a kind of efficacy in generating photons.
Photon current 18.4 uMol/s The total number of photons in the light of this lamp.
S/P ratio 2.0 This factor indicates the amount of times more efficient the light of this light bulb is perceived under scotopic circumstances (low environmental light level).
L x W x H external dimensions 496 mm x 17 mm x 7 mm External dimensions of the lamp.
L x W luminous area 496 mm x 16 mm Dimensions of the luminous area (used in Eulumdat file). It is the smallest rectangle around the LEDs.
General remarks The ambient temperature during the whole set of illuminance measurements was 24.8 – 25.4 deg C.The temperature of the lamp gets maximally about 32 degrees hotter than ambient temperature.At the end of the article an additional photo.
Dimmable yes Info from manufacturer.

Biologic effect factor
0.742 According to pre-norm DIN V 5031-100:2009-06.
Blue Light Hazard risk group 0 0=exempt, 1=low, 2 = moderate, 3=high risk.
form factor strip
Eulumdat file Right click on icon and save the file.
IES file Right click on icon and save the file.

Overview table

Please note that this overview table makes use of calculations, use this data with care as explained on the OliNo site. E (lux) values are not accurate, when within 5 x 496 mm (maximal luminous size, eventually diagonally measured)= 2480 mm. Within this distance from the lamp (data given in red), the measured lux values will be less than the computed values in this overview as the measurements are then within the near field of the lamp.

EU 2013 Energy label classification

Since Sept 2013 these labels will be needed.

Important for the energy classification are the corrected rated power and the useful luminous flux.
The measured rated power is 11.3 W and might need to be corrected. The correction is dependent from the lamp type and whether or not the lamp control gear is included or not. The choice for this lamp is the following classification: Lamps operating on external LED lamp control gear. As a result the corrected rated power becomes: 12.4 W.
The luminous flux measured is 1082 lm. The classification of this lamp needed to determine the useful flux is: Non-directional lamps. Then the useful flux becomes 1082 lm. Now a reference power can be calculated.

The energy efficiency coefficient is P_corr / P_ref = 0.15.

EU energy label for this lamp

Zip file with 6 EU energy labels of this lamp

The lamp’s performance in the lumen-Watt field, with the energy efficacy fields indicated.

Eulumdat light diagram

This light diagram below comes from the program Qlumedit, that extracts these diagrams from an Eulumdat file.


The light diagram giving the radiation pattern.

The light diagram indicates the beam in the C0-C180 plane (perpendicular to the length direction of the lamp) and in the plane perpendicular to that, the C90-C270 plane (along the length direction of the lamp).

Illuminance Ev at 1 m distance, or luminous intensity Iv

Herewith the plot of the averaged luminous intensity Iv as a function of the inclination angle with the light bulb.

The radiation pattern of the light bulb.

This radiation pattern is the average of the light output of the light diagram given earlier. Also, in this graph the luminous intensity is given in Cd.

These averaged values are used (later) to compute the lumen output.

Intensity data of every measured turn angle at each inclination angle.

This plot shows per inclination angle the intensity measurement results for each turn angle at that inclination angle. There normally are differences in illuminance values for different turn angles. However for further calculations the averaged values will be used.

When using the average values per inclination angle, the beam angle can be computed, being 178 deg for the C0-C180 plane and 174 deg for the C90-C270 plane.

Luminous flux

With the averaged illuminance data at 1 m distance, taken from the graph showing the averaged radiation pattern, it is possible to compute the luminous flux.

The result of this computation for this light spot is a luminous flux of 1082 lm.

Luminous efficacy

The luminous flux being 1082 lm, and the consumed power of the lamp being 11.3 Watt, results in a luminous efficacy of 96 lm/Watt.

Electrical properties

The power factor is 1.00. The tests were done with a DC power supply. This results in no blind power and as a result the power factor is always 1.0 but not relevant to mention.

Lamp voltage 37.39 V
Lamp current 0.302 A
Power P 11.3 W
Apparent power S 11.3 VA
Power factor 1.00

Temperature measurements lamp

Temperature image(s).

status lamp > 2 hours on
ambient temperature 25.5 deg C
reflected background temperature 25.5 deg C
camera Flir T335
emissivity 0.95
measurement distance 1 m
IFOVgeometric 0.136 mm per 0.1 m distance
NETD (thermal sensitivity) 50 mK

Color temperature and Spectral power distribution

The spectral power distribution of this light bulb, energies on y-axis valid at 1 m distance.

The measured color temperature is 5383 K which is neutral white.

This color temperature is measured straight underneath the light bulb. Below a graph showing the color temperature for different inclination angles.

Color temperature as a function of inclination angle.

The color temperature is given for inclination angles up to 90 deg. Beyond that angle has not been measured.

For the C0-C180 plane: the beam angle of 178 deg is equivalent to 88.9 deg inclination angle,which is the area where most of the light falls within. The maximum variation of color temperature in the first 90 degrees of this inclination area is about 8 %.

For the C90-C270 plane: the beam angle of 174 deg is equivalent to 87.1 deg inclination angle,which is the area where most of the light falls within. The maximum variation of color temperature in the first 90 degrees of this inclination area is about 20 %.

PAR value and PAR spectrum

To make a statement how well the light of this light bulb is for growing plants, the PAR-area needs to be determined.

The photon spectrum, then the sensitivity curve and as result the final PAR spectrum of the light of this light bulb

parameter value unit
PAR number 0.4 uMol/s/m^2
PAR photon current 11.0 uMol/s
PAR photon efficacy 1.0 uMol/s/W

The PAR efficiency is 66 % (valid for the PAR wave length range of 400 – 700 nm). This is the maximum percentage of the total of photons in the light that is effectively used by the average plant (since the plant might not take 100 % of the photons at the frequency where its relative sensitivity is 100 %).

S/P ratio

The power spectrum, sensitivity curves and resulting scotopic and photopic spectra (spectra energy content defined at 1 m distance).

The S/P ratio of the light coming from this lamp is 2.0.

Chromaticity diagram

The chromaticity space and the position of the lamp’s color coordinates in it.

The point of the light in this diagram is inside the area indicated with class A. This area indicates an area for signal lamps.

The color coordinates are x=0.3433 and y=0.3351.

Color Rendering Index (CRI) or also Ra

Herewith the image showing the CRI as well as how well different colors are represented (rendered). The higher the number, the better the resemblance with the color when a black body radiator would have been used (the sun, or an incandescent lamp)

Each color has an index Rx, and the first 8 indexes (R1 .. R8) are averaged to compute the Ra which is equivalent to the CRI.

CRI of the light of this lightbulb.

This value of 84 indicates how well the light of this lamp can render well a set of reference colors, this in comparison with the light of a reference source (for color temperatures < 5000K a black radiator is used as reference and for color temperatures > 5000K the sun or the light outside during the day).

The value of 84 is bigger than the value of 80 that is considered as a minimum for working areas in general.

Note: the chromaticity difference is -0.0000 and indicates the distance to the Planckian Locus. There is a value mentioned of max 5.4E-3 in section 5.3 of CIE 13.3-1995 however not further explanation of it.
An other reference with signal lights as a reference is given in the chromaticity diagram.

Color Quality Scale

QCS (v9.0.3) is an improved indicator (over CRI) of how well colors are rendered.

CQS-values of the light of this light bulb.

CQS-values for the light of this light bulb compared with those of a reference source with the same color temperature.

Measure of flickering

An analysis is done on the measure of flickering of the light output by this light bulb.

The measure of fast illuminance variation of the light of the light bulb

parameter value unit
Flicker frequency 3495.3 Hz
Illuminance modulation index 0 %
Flicker index 0.001 [-]

The illuminance modulation index is computed as: (max_Ev – min_Ev) / (max_Ev + min_Ev).

Biologic effect

The biologic effect shows the level of impact the light of this lamp can have on the day-night rhythm of human beings (as well as the suppression of melatonin production).
The important parameters (according to prenorm DIN V 5031-100:2009-06):

biologic effect factor 0.742
kbiol trans (25 years) 1.000
kbiol trans (50 years) 0.740
kbiol trans (75 years) 0.465
kpupil(25 years) 1.000
kpupil(50 years) 0.740
kpupil(75 years) 0.519

Blue Light Hazard

The amount of blue light and the harm it can cause on the retina has been determined. Herewith the results.

The level of blue light of this lamp related to the exposure limit and the different classification areas.

L_lum0 [mm] 10 Dimension of brightest part of lamp in C0-C180 direction.
L_lum90 [mm] 120 Dimension of brightest part of lamp in C90-C270 direction.
SSD_500lx [mm] 278 Calculated distance where Ev = 500 lux. This computation is valid when it is in the far field of the lamp. Note: if this value 200 mm then the distance of 200 mm is taken as proposed in the norm IEC 62471:2006.
Start of far field [mm] 602 Minimum distance at which the lamp can be seen as apoint source. In this area the Ev is linearly dependent from (1/distance)2.
300-350 nm values stuffed with 0s yes In the event OliNo has measured with a SpB1211 spectrometer without UV option then the irradiance data of 300-349 nm is missing. For lamps where there is already no energy content near 350 nm, the values 300-349 can also be set at zero then.
alphaC0-C180 [rad] 0.036 (Apparent) source angle in C0-C180 direction.
alphaC90-C270 [rad] 0.432 (Apparent) source angle in C90-C270 direction.
alphaAVG [rad] 0.068 Average (apparent) source angle. If average >= 0.011 rad then the exposure limit is computed with radiance Lb. Otherwise with irradiance Eb.
Exposure value [W/m^2/sr] 2.51E+1 Blue Light Hazard value for this lamp, measured straight underneath the lamp. Computation is referenced to Lb. Because the distance at 500 lux is in the near field, then this exposure value is too pessimistic and should be lower.
Blue Light Hazard risk group 0 0=exempt, 1=low, 2 = moderate, 3=high risk.


Additional photos.

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