Bayesian based lifetime prediction for high-power white LEDs

Mesfin Seid Ibrahim, Zhou Jing, Kam Chuen Yung, Jiajie Fan

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The introduction of high-power white LEDs has revolutionized the lighting industry in the past few decades due to the multiple benefits in terms of high reliability, environmental friendliness and versatile applications. However, challenges have arisen in assessing the reliability and lifetime prediction because it is difficult to record the failure data in a short period of time. Currently, the nonlinear least squares (NLS) regression-based method is used in industry for projecting the lumen maintenance lifetime from degradation data. The model parameters estimated using the NLS regression approach are deterministic and introduce high prediction errors. In this paper, a Bayesian method is proposed to estimate the remaining useful lifetimes (RULs) of both high-power white LED packages and lamps. The accelerated degradation tests conducted for gathering lumen degradation data are used to validate the proposed method. The exponential decay model is used as the degradation model and the parameters are estimated based on Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) sampling and using the Metropolis-Hasting (MH) algorithm. The lifetime prediction results showed that the Bayesian method has better prediction accuracy compared to the NLS method. Thus, the proposed Bayesian method is shown to be a promising approach to address the lifetime prediction issue for high-power white LEDs with improved prediction accuracy.
Original languageEnglish
Article number115627
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2021


  • Bayesian methods (BM)
  • Lifetime prediction
  • Light-emitting diodes (LED)
  • Metropolis Hasting (MH)
  • Monte Carlo Markov Chain (MCMC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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