EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa

Research Article

Light emitting diode vs fluorescent considerations in public and commercial lighting applications.

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-6-2017.2271000,
        author={J Swanepoel and E Chikuni and H Van de Merwe},
        title={Light emitting diode vs fluorescent considerations in public and commercial lighting applications.},
        proceedings={EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ACRID},
        year={2018},
        month={4},
        keywords={cfl bulbs; led bulbs; savings; power consumption; electricity bills; relux},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-6-2017.2271000}
    }
    
  • J Swanepoel
    E Chikuni
    H Van de Merwe
    Year: 2018
    Light emitting diode vs fluorescent considerations in public and commercial lighting applications.
    ACRID
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-6-2017.2271000
J Swanepoel1,*, E Chikuni2, H Van de Merwe1
  • 1: Gibb, South Africa
  • 2: University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
*Contact email: jswanepoel@gibb.co.za

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to compare the two most efficient lighting technologies available today for general and indoor applications. LED lighting with its unmatched energy efficacy and flexibility and fluorescent lighting with its affordability and matured technology will be tested in two case studies with the aid of a lighting simulation tool Relux, along with a feasibility study to form a conclusive comparison between fluorescent and LED lighting