Posted on July 17, 2012


In previous blogs, we have talked about our Luxiance technology which utilizes active cooling to remove heat from our LED system. But what does this really mean to the LED?

How does this relate to the LM-79 and LM-80 tests?

LM-79 test results provide light output and color of the LED in their operating environment, which for Solais means the entire replacement lamp. LM-80 test results provide lumen depreciation over 6,000 to 10,000 hrs of the LED in its ideal operating situation. 

Basically, the closer you can get the actual LED operating temperature to the ideal of the LM-80 testing the more accurate the LM-80 tests will pertain to the LED in its actual operating environment.

Remember, heat is the bane of LED existence. Heat will not only increase the lumen depreciation of the LED, but will also decrease the lumens per watt. This means the hotter the LED is, the less light it produces.

With Solais’ Luxiance technology we are able to keep our LEDs operating much cooler than other LEDs on the market. This allows superior output and performance from our LEDs without overdriving the LEDs and increasing the lumen depreciation.

About Solais Lighting Group: Solais + EnergyLite design and manufacture the lighting industry's highest-performing LED lamps and fixtures. With superior lumen output, center-beam candlepower, and overall aesthetics and performance, Solais Lighting Groupís LED products enhance the retail, supermarket, commercial, museum, hospitality and utility environments of the world's leading brands. Solais Lighting Group relentlessly pushes the innovation envelope to create products that replace traditional lighting technologies with zero compromise to aesthetics and performance. To learn more about Solais Lighting Group, visit us in person in Frisco, Texas, or online at

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