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Design and evaluation of natural light guiding system in ecological illumination of traffic tunnel
Author(s): Cheng-Nan Chen; Yi-Yung Chen; Allen Jong-Woei Whang; Li-Hsien Chen
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Paper Abstract

Ecological traffic tunnel means that the manner can deal with tunnel project environmental problem of surrounding area and it is most close to the green environment. In general, we always use artificial light sources, such as traditional light sources and LED, to be the light source of illumination in the traffic tunnel. However, the best light source for the health of the human body is the natural light. If we can guide the sunlight into the tunnel to be lighting source, it would have a great benefit to the health of the human body. In this paper, we use Natural Light Guiding System to provide ecological illumination in traffic tunnel. The system has collecting, transmitting, and lighting parts. In the collecting part, we utilize a static concentrator to collect sunlight which is made up of a prismatic and cascadable unit. In the transmitting part, the collected sunlight is guided by optical fiber or lightpipe efficiently. In the lighting part, we design a lighting module of road lamp for lighting the inside the tunnel. The lighting module redistributes light to conform the traffic regulation. Finally, we build a model of traffic tunnel in optical software with Natural Light Guiding System to simulate the performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7423, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration VI, 74230O (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825259
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Cheng-Nan Chen, National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Yi-Yung Chen, National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Allen Jong-Woei Whang, National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Li-Hsien Chen, National Taipei Univ. of Technology (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7423:
Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration VI
Roland Winston; Jeffrey M. Gordon, Editor(s)

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