Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and AnswersTopic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998
Original Message:Posted by: Floyd Kreuze
Date posted: Tue May 16 11:31:37 US/Eastern 2000
Subject: Lamp Accelerated Testing
I have a question about accelerated life testing of incandescent lamps. Using failure data points from testing at an accelerated (higher than normal use) voltage level, if a Weibull plot were used to determine mean life (with both failures and suspensions), what would be a good average recommended exponent (acceleration factor for lamps) when the Inverse Power Law is used to determine mean life at normal use voltage.