IES Guide to Lamp Seasoning
|Publication Date:||22 October 2012|
This Guide applies to normal and accelerated seasoning of incandescent filament, cathode fluorescent lamps, and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps. Additional information on these lamp types may be found in the IES Lighting Handbook,10th Edition, 2011 and in other references 1-6 listed at the end of this document. Manufacturers' recommendations for seasoning should be followed for lamps of types other than listed above. Lamps intended for use as reference standards may require special or additional seasoning and should be selected from a pool of seasoned lamps.