Implementation and test of a LED-based lamp for a lighthouse
Authors: Mercatelli L., Jafrancesco D., Francini F., Fontani D., Sani E., Coraggia S., Meucci M., Sansoni P.
Autors Affiliation: CNR-INO National Institute of Optics, 6 Largo E. Fermi, 50125 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: A novel sustainable source was developed for an existing Italian lighthouse, exploiting the light emitting diode (LED) technology and the norms evolution. The research work started with the optical design of the device, while this work concerns the realization, installation, and test of the new LED lamp. The lamp recombines multiple separated LEDs, realizing a quasipunctual localized source. After installation in the lighthouse, specific photometric tests verified that the proposed power-saving source satisfied the illumination requirements of the marine signaling norms. The advantages of the LED-based lamp are reduced energy consumption, enhanced efficiency, longer life, decreased faults, slower aging, and lower maintenance costs. The obtained LED signalling device is more durable and reliable. In the future the application of these power-saving long-life sources could be extended to other maritime signaling devices or to other traffic signs.
Journal/Review: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHOTOENERGY
Volume: 2014 Pages from: 574270-1 to: 574270-6
KeyWords: Lighting; Optical tests; Optical design; LighthouseDOI: 10.1155/2014/574270Citations: 1data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-10-13References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here