Solid-state lighting in the office environment: demonstrations at the NRC-IRC lab showcase three systems for testing led viability

Alternative titleSolid-state office lighting demonstrations at NRC-IRC
Solid-state office lighting in the office environment
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Journal titleLD + A Magazine
IssueOctober 2011
Pages6062; # of pages: 3
AbstractThe lighting industry and academia are investing millions of dollars to develop solid-state lighting (SSL) technology, especially light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Most of the effort has focused on the technology and its costs. However, there is one major question largely unanswered, but its answer will determine the success or failure of this lighting revolution: How ought we motivate the end-user to adopt SSL technology? No matter how energy-efficient SSL is, if there is an initial cost premium it must offer a remarkable functionality that cannot be achieved by fluorescents. Our group at the National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC) has been exploring these questions with laboratory experiments and field demonstrations. The project began in 2008 with a design charette at which lighting designers, industry leaders, and NRC researchers imagined the future of SSL for offices. This led, through iterations, to the prototypes and field demonstrations described here, which focus on color and controllability features that SSL can provide but other technologies cannot.
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PublisherIlluminating Engineering Society
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationConstruction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRCC 55275
NRC-IRC-21786
NPARC number20951802
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