Scientific Results

Optical CAD Utilization for the Design and Testing of a LED Streetlamp

Year: 2017

Authors: Jafrancesco D., Mercatelli L., Fontani D., Sansoni P.

Autors Affiliation: CNR-INO National Institute of Optics, Largo E. Fermi, 6-50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: The design and testing of LED lamps are vital steps toward broader use of LED lighting for outdoor illumination and traffic signalling. The characteristics of LED sources, in combination with the need to limit light pollution and power consumption, require a precise optical design. In particular, in every step of the process, it is important to closely compare theoretical or simulated results with measured data (obtained from a prototype). This work examines the various possibilities for using an optical CAD (Lambda Research TracePro) to design and check a LED lamp for outdoor use. This analysis includes the simulations and testing on a prototype as an example; data acquired by measurement are inserted into the same simulation software, making it easy to compare theoretical and actual results.

Journal/Review: MATERIALS

Volume: 10 (9)      Pages from: 985-1  to: 985-12

More Information: The design and measurement of the example streetlamp were supported by Comelit S.p.A.-Castelfidardo (AN), Italy; Comelit S.p.A. also contributed to the prototype. The authors thank Comelit S.p.A. for support and collaboration during the implementation of the prototype
KeyWords: Computer aided design; Computer software; Lighting; Optical design; Pollution; Software testing, Lambda researches; LEd lamps; LED lighting; Light pollution; Simulated results; Simulation software; Streetlamp; TracePro, Light emitting diodes
DOI: 10.3390/ma10090985

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