ADVANTAGES OF LED LIGHTING SYSTEM IN COMPARISON WITH TRADITIONAL FLUORESCENT LAMPS FOR SIMPLE EXAMINATION ROOMS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES


PERDAHÇI C.

LIGHT & ENGINEERING, vol.26, no.2, pp.180-188, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Title of Journal : LIGHT & ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.180-188

Abstract

This paper presents a detailed comparison between a new type of antibacterial LED panel and fluorescent lamps connected to electronic ballast in a simple examination room, which requires 300 lx in a healthcare facility. Within the study, power consumption (W), luminous flux (lm) and luminous efficacy of both light sources were measured. Luminous flux values were then compared to the amount of power they consumed. Electrical power consumption of these luminaires was also analyzed. To enable an objective comparison between these two types of luminaires ReluxDesktop_2017.1.10.0 simulation program was used. To verify the results obtained by the ReluxDesktop, photometric measurement results of the products were also obtained. The results obtained by the study have shown that the LED panel to be used in the healthcare facility may decrease the maintenance and lighting costs by saving energy while maintaining the illumination levels required by the healthcare facility lighting standards.