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

Project Center

Wuhan, China

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