5 September 2014 Tailoring free-form glass reflectors towards a homogeneous luminance distribution in roadway applications
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Free-form reflectors are encountered in numerous illumination systems, especially in highly sophisticated applications. The construction of these kind of optics however remains a challenging task where only a few methods are available to derive the free-form shape. One such method is the multi-ellipse approach where a superposition of conic sections is utilized to create the desired illuminance or luminous intensity distribution. While it is useful in many areas one is not always interested in an illuminance or intensity distribution. Especially street lighting reflectors are often tailored towards a homogeneous luminance, taking into account the road's reflective properties, luminaire arrangement etc. While we used our implementation of the multi-ellipse method to design street lighting reflectors with a uniform illuminance before, we now extended this method to support the calculation of a roadway reflector with a homogeneous luminance. For a given roadway scenario we can quickly get an optimized reflector with a good performance compliant to roadway standards such as EN-13201 or IESNA-RP-8-00. Furthermore the optic can be quickly adapted to changing requirements.
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Thomas Heßling, Thomas Heßling, Ulf Geyer, Ulf Geyer, Ansgar Hellwig, Ansgar Hellwig, Christian Paßlick, Christian Paßlick, Marc C. Hübner, Marc C. Hübner, "Tailoring free-form glass reflectors towards a homogeneous luminance distribution in roadway applications", Proc. SPIE 9191, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XI, 919106 (5 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061810; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061810

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