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Dirty LED: effect of dust, fat, fingerprints, water, oil and coal on light output
Author(s): Ivan Moreno
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Paper Abstract

The output power of a light-emitting diode (LED) not only is affected by aging but also by dirt buildup. Environment and surroundings are typically characterized by the presence of substances, dust, liquids or vapors that may stick to the LED, reducing its light output. Knowing the effect of dirt on light output, manufacturers and users can efficiently design a cleaning or maintenance program. In this work, both 5-mm LEDs and high-power LEDs were subjected to output power tests for different degrees and types of dirt. In particular, I measure the light flux changes due to deposition of dust (sand), drops of water, coal dust, oil drops, fat (soldering paste), and fingerprints.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7617, Light-Emitting Diodes: Materials, Devices, and Applications for Solid State Lighting XIV, 76171S (11 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.843321
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Ivan Moreno, Univ. Autónoma de Zacatecas (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7617:
Light-Emitting Diodes: Materials, Devices, and Applications for Solid State Lighting XIV
Klaus P. Streubel; Heonsu Jeon; Li-Wei Tu; Norbert Linder, Editor(s)

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