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Generalized nonimaging compound elliptical and compound hyperbolic luminaire designs for pair-overlap illumination
Author(s): Olivier Georlette; Jeffrey M. Gordon
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Paper Abstract

Generalized nonimaging Compound Elliptical Luminaires (CELs) and Compound Hyperbolic Luminaires (CHLs) are developed for pair-overlap illumination applications. A comprehensive analysis of CELs and CHLs is presented. This includes the possibility of reflector truncation, as well as the extreme direction spanning the full range from positive to negative. Negative extreme direction devices have been overlooked in earlier studies, and are shown to be well suited to illumination problems were large cutoff angles are required. Flux maps can be calculated analytically without the need for computer ray tracing. It is demonstrated that, for a broad range of cutoff angles, adjacent pairs of CELs and CHLs can generate highly uniform far-field illuminance, while maintaining maximal lighting efficiency and excellent glare control. The tradeoff between luminaire compactness and flux homogeneity is also illustrated. For V-troughs, being a special case of CHLs and being well suited to simple, inexpensive fabrication, we identify geometries that closely approach the performance characteristics of the optimized CELs and CHLs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2016, Nonimaging Optics: Maximum-Efficiency Light Transfer II, (1 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161944
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Olivier Georlette, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Jeffrey M. Gordon, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2016:
Nonimaging Optics: Maximum-Efficiency Light Transfer II
Roland Winston; Robert L. Holman, Editor(s)

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