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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18692–18701

Simulating the illuminance and the efficiency of the LED and fluorescent lights used in indoor lighting design

Chih-Hsuan Tsuei, Jui-Wen Pen, and Wen-Shing Sun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18692-18701 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.018692


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Abstract

In this study we simulate the illuminance and efficiency of four different types of reflector LED and fluorescent light sources for interior illumination. According to our calculation results of the examination of simulations and real situations, we find that the LEDs do perform better than fluorescent lights. We also consider the problems of glare with LED lights by utilizing a diffuser to protect the eyes. We are assured of the potential advantages of LED lighting in the future.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(150.2945) Machine vision : Illumination design
(170.2945) Medical optics and biotechnology : Illumination design

ToC Category:
Illumination and nonimaging

History
Original Manuscript: July 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2008
Published: October 29, 2008

Citation
Chih-Hsuan Tsuei, Jui-Wen Pen, and Wen-Shing Sun, "Simulating the illuminance and the efficiency of the LED and fluorescent lights used in indoor lighting design," Opt. Express 16, 18692-18701 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-23-18692


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