Recently, we’ve been testing a lot of our products to ensure they operate in various temperatures and at the designed specifications.
We are going to be upgrading our lights to use a new chip design when testing is completed.
When doing our baseline testing we look at 3 main categories: temperature, wattage, and amperage. For each test we do a 2 hour test. The lights usually stabilize after 30 minutes, but we test for 2 hours to make sure each light meets specifications. We re-test after 24 hours to make sure there is consistency. We do this in a temperature controlled room to give the most typical results. Then we do the high temperature testing in +40C heat. We make sure they don’t shut down by going over temp or their surface temperature doesn’t exceed the hazardous location T3C rating.
Our main purpose of testing these chips is to test their performance to make sure they are better than the old chips we use to use.