Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming

Center

Wuhan, China

Abstract

Advances in light emitting diode (LED) technology have made LEDs a viable option for energy efficient illumination. Light fixtures utilizing LEDs were designed and prototyped to replace incandescent factory task lights and fluorescent stairway lights at a Central Industrial Supply factory in Wuxi, China. Emphasis was placed on LED selection, circuit design, and heat dissipation. Energy savings of 85.2% for the factory task lights and 38.9% for the stairway lights were achieved with a combined payback period of 2.5 years.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

September 2009

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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