14 September 2007 Efficient calculation of luminance variation of a luminaire that uses LED light sources
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Proceedings Volume 6669, Seventh International Conference on Solid State Lighting; 666907 (2007); doi: 10.1117/12.730351
Event: Optical Engineering + Applications, 2007, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
Many luminaires have an array of LEDs that illuminate a lenslet-array diffuser in order to create the appearance of a single, extended source with a smooth luminance distribution. Designing such a system is challenging because luminance calculations for a lenslet array generally involve tracing millions of rays per LED, which is computationally intensive and time-consuming. This paper presents a technique for calculating an on-axis luminance distribution by tracing only one ray per LED per lenslet. A multiple-LED system is simulated with this method, and with Monte Carlo ray-tracing software for comparison. Accuracy improves, and computation time decreases by at least five orders of magnitude with this technique, which has applications in LED-based signage, displays, and general illumination.
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Peter Goldstein, "Efficient calculation of luminance variation of a luminaire that uses LED light sources", Proc. SPIE 6669, Seventh International Conference on Solid State Lighting, 666907 (14 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.730351; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.730351
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Light emitting diodes

Monte Carlo methods

Diffusers

Ray tracing

Light sources

Refraction

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