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

CNR-INO National Institute of Optics, Largo E. Fermi, 6-50125 Firenze, Italy
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Materials 2017, 10(9), 985;
Received: 7 August 2017 / Revised: 21 August 2017 / Accepted: 21 August 2017 / Published: 24 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Light Emitting Diodes and Laser Diodes: Materials and Devices)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: lighting; optical design; streetlamp; LED source lighting; optical design; streetlamp; LED source
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Jafrancesco, D.; Mercatelli, L.; Fontani, D.; Sansoni, P. Optical CAD Utilization for the Design and Testing of a LED Streetlamp. Materials 2017, 10, 985.

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