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From dark to bright: novel daylighting applications in solid state lighting
Author(s): Helmar G. Adler
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Paper Abstract

The term "daylighting" is used in various ways, on one hand in a more architectural sense, i.e. using existing daylight to illuminate spaces, and on the other, more recently, for using light sources to replicate daylight. The emergence of solid state lighting (SSL) opens up a large number of new avenues for daylighting. SSL allows innovative controllability of intensity and color for artificial light sources that can be advantageously applied to daylighting. With the assistance of these new technologies the combination of natural and artificial lighting could lead to improvements in energy savings and comfort of living beings. Thus it is imperative to revisit or even improve daylighting research so that building networks of the future with their sensor, energy (e.g. HVAC) and lighting requirements can benefit from the emerging capabilities. This paper will briefly review existing daylighting concepts and technology and discuss new ideas. An example of a tunable multi-color SSL system will be shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8123, Eleventh International Conference on Solid State Lighting, 81230E (23 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.899261
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Helmar G. Adler, OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8123:
Eleventh International Conference on Solid State Lighting
Matthew H. Kane; Christian Wetzel; Jian-Jang Huang, Editor(s)

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