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Maintenance Factor Identification in Outdoor Lighting Installations Using Simulation and Optimization Techniques

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School of Industrial Engineering, University of Vigo, Campus Universitario, 36310 Vigo, Spain
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Defense University Center, Spanish Naval Academy, Plaza de España, s/n, 36920 Marín, Spain
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Energies 2018, 11(8), 2169; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11082169
Received: 20 July 2018 / Revised: 8 August 2018 / Accepted: 14 August 2018 / Published: 20 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optimization Methods Applied to Power Systems)
This document addresses the development of a novel methodology to identify the actual maintenance factor of the luminaires of an outdoor lighting installation in order to assess their lighting performance. The method is based on the combined use of Radiance, a free and open-source tool, for the modeling and simulation of lighting scenes, and GenOpt, a generic optimization program, for the calibration of the model. The application of this methodology allows the quantification of the deterioration of the road lighting system and the identification of luminaires that show irregularities in their operation. Values lower than 9% for the error confirm that this research can contribute to the management of street lighting by assessing real road conditions. View Full-Text
Keywords: artificial lighting; simulation; calibration; radiance; GenOpt; street light points artificial lighting; simulation; calibration; radiance; GenOpt; street light points
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Ogando-Martínez, A.; López-Gómez, J.; Febrero-Garrido, L. Maintenance Factor Identification in Outdoor Lighting Installations Using Simulation and Optimization Techniques. Energies 2018, 11, 2169.

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