25 September 2014 Portable system to luminaries characterization
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For illumination sources designers is important to know the illumination distribution of their products. They can use several viewers of IES files (standard file format determined by Illuminating Engineering Society). This files are necessary not only know the distribution of illumination, but also to plain the construction of buildings by means of specialized softwares, such as Autodesk Revit. In this paper, a complete portable system for luminaries’ characterization is given. The components of the systems are: Irradiance profile meter, which can generate photometry of luminaries of small sizes which covers indoor illumination requirements and luminaries for general areas. One of the meter´s attributes is given by the color sensor implemented, which allows knowing the color temperature of luminary under analysis. The Graphic Unit Interface (GUI) has several characteristics: It can control the meter, acquires the data obtained by the sensor and graphs them in 2D under Cartesian and polar formats or 3D, in Cartesian format. The graph can be exported to png, jpg, or bmp formats, if necessary. These remarkable characteristics differentiate this GUI. This proposal can be considered as a viable option for enterprises of illumination design and manufacturing, due to the relatively low investment level and considering the complete illumination characterization provided.
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M. Tecpoyotl-Torres, M. Tecpoyotl-Torres, J. G. Vera-Dimas, J. G. Vera-Dimas, S. Koshevaya, S. Koshevaya, J. Escobedo-Alatorre, J. Escobedo-Alatorre, L. Cisneros-Villalobos, L. Cisneros-Villalobos, J. Sanchez-Mondragon, J. Sanchez-Mondragon, } "Portable system to luminaries characterization", Proc. SPIE 9192, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XV, 91921F (25 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062297; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2062297
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