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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 26135–26146

Design of LED fish lighting attractors using horizontal/vertical LIDC mapping method

S.C. Shen and H.J. Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26135-26146 (2012)

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This study employs a sub-module concept to develop high-brightness light-emitting diode (HB-LED) fishing light arrays to replace traditional fishing light attractors. The horizontal/vertical (H/V) plane light intensity distribution curve (LIDC) of a LED light source are mapped to assist in the design of a non-axisymmetric lens with a fish-attracting light pattern that illuminates sufficiently large areas and alternates between bright and dark. These LED fishing light attractors are capable of attracting schools of fish toward the perimeter of the luminous zone surrounding fishing boats. Three CT2 boats (10 to 20 ton capacity) were recruited to conduct a field test for 1 y on the sea off the southwestern coast of Taiwan. Field tests show that HB-LED fishing light array installed 5 m above the boat deck illuminated a sea surface of 5 × 12 m and achieved an illuminance of 2000 lx. The test results show that the HB-LED fishing light arrays increased the mean catch of the three boats by 5% to 27%. In addition, the experimental boats consumed 15% to 17% less fuel than their counterparts.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(150.2950) Machine vision : Illumination
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2012
Published: November 5, 2012

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S.C. Shen and H.J. Huang, "Design of LED fish lighting attractors using horizontal/vertical LIDC mapping method," Opt. Express 20, 26135-26146 (2012)

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