Energy efficient facade lighting: Highlighting facade structures

  • Myriam Aries Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Alexander Rosemann Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Wies Westerhout Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment
  • Truus Hordijk Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Rienk Visser Rienk Visser Lichtontwerp en - Advies
  • Betty Lou Pacey BL Innovative Lighting - Vancouver

Abstract

The project set out to proof that a conventional optical fibre lighting system for highlighting the structure of a façade can be operated more energy-efficiently through the substitution of the projector using a metal halide reflector lamp by a laser. This is investigated by looking into the photometric assessment of such systems as well as the electric power draw during operation. In preparation for a potential exterior demonstration installation, an additional focal point of the research was the design and testing of a weatherproof case that provides protection to the laser and the ballast. The final stage brought the different aspects of the research together and resulted in a temporary experimental setup (pilot installation) in order to showcase the validity of this novel approach.

How to Cite
ARIES, Myriam et al. Energy efficient facade lighting: Highlighting facade structures. SPOOL, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 11-17, nov. 2014. ISSN 2215-0900. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/spool/article/view/930>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2014.2.930.

Keywords

optical fibre; lighting; façade; laser; photometric assessment; design; pilot installation

Published
2014-11-10