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Virtual reality to simulate large lighting with high efficiency LEDs
Author(s): Thierry Blandet; Gilles Coutelier; Patrick Meyrueis
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Paper Abstract

When a city or a local authority wishes to emphasize its historical heritage, for the lighting of its streets, setting up lights during the festive season, they call upon the skills of a lighting designer. The lighting designer proposes concepts, ideas, lighting, and to be able to present them, he makes use of simulation. On the other hand lighting technologies are evolving very rapidly and new lighting systems offer features that lighting designers are now integrating their projects. The street lights consume lot of energy; light projects are now taking into account the energy saving aspect. Lighting systems based on LEDs today provide good lighting needs, taking into account sustainable development issues while enabling new creative dimension. The lighting simulation can handle these parameters. Images or video simulation are no longer sufficient: stereoscopy and virtual reality techniques allow better communication and better understanding of projects. Virtual reality offers new possibilities of interaction, the freedom of movement in a scene, the presentation of variants or interactive simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8065, SPIE Eco-Photonics 2011: Sustainable Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering Workforce Education for a Green Future, 806514 (29 April 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894431
Show Author Affiliations
Thierry Blandet, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Strasbourg (France)
Gilles Coutelier, Pixium Sàrl (France)
Patrick Meyrueis, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Strasbourg (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8065:
SPIE Eco-Photonics 2011: Sustainable Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering Workforce Education for a Green Future
Pierre Ambs; Dan Curticapean; Claus Emmelmann; Wolfgang Knapp; Zbigniew T. Kuznicki; Patrick P. Meyrueis, Editor(s)

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