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LED Measurement and Application to Enhance Sustainability and Energy Savings

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2024) | Viewed by 1543

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Department of Applied Metrology and Engineering, Italian National Metrological Institute - INRIM, 10135 Torino, Italy
Interests: metrology; lighting and material characterization; visual perception; metrological characterization of light sources and materials; digital sensors; road lighting and interior lighting characterization; cultural heritage lighting and perception

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Department of Energy, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: light and energy; light and human factors; light and cultural heritage; daylighting and electric lighting

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Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: systemic design; open source design; digital innovation; sustainability design by components; fablabs and makers; digital design and applications; digital fabrication

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solid State Lighting (SSL) and LED revolutionized the efficiency, appearance and quality of lighting. Sustainable applications of SSL and LED cover a wide set of topics where SSL/LED can have different impacts on the process and application in general terms.

The usage of LED lighting for general lighting has become a well-established practice thanks to its undeniable energy performance. However, currently the attention is focused not only on energy efficiency but also on the endless opportunities of providing fully adaptable lighting to the broadest range of applications: from general lighting to horticultural lighting, including Industrial applications and colourful and dynamic lighting. The potential to use LED lighting to benefit well-being and productivity is huge, however the ease of use must not hide the need for research especially on the broadest sustainability impact.

This Special Issue aims to collect the original research that contributes to describe new approaches in design, production, life cycle assessment and recycling, lighting applications and industrial applications of Solid State Lighting sources and LED.

We invite scholars from around the world to submit to this Special Issue of Sustainability. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

(1) Sustainable production of SSL and LED;

(2) SSL and LED sustainable applications for outdoor and indoor lighting;

(3) Life cycle assessment and recycling

(4) Innovative applications of LED in Industry 4.0, Smart Cities and Smart Buildings

(5) SSL and LED impact on lighted environment sustainability considering also the photobiological aspect of lighting (including horticultural applications) and lighting pollution

(6) Human being and LED lighting, photobiological and non-photobiological aspects of Solid State Lighting

Dr. Paola Iacomussi
Dr. Anna Pellegrino
Dr. Fabrizio Valpreda
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  • LED
  • Solid State Lighting
  • lighting applications
  • recycling
  • public lighting
  • indoor lighting
  • lighting for exhibition
  • photobiological effects of lighting
  • non-photobiological effect of lighting
  • blue light hazard
  • lighting pollution
  • cognitive aspects
  • horticultural lighting

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Long-Term Monitoring Campaign of LED Street Lighting Systems: Focus on Photometric Performances, Maintenance and Energy Savings
by Lodovica Valetti, Gabriele Piccablotto, Rossella Taraglio and Anna Pellegrino
Sustainability 2023, 15(24), 16910; - 16 Dec 2023
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The renovation of public lighting installations by replacing the traditional systems with LED technologies and introducing smart lighting control systems is a policy widely adopted to contain energy consumption and expenditure. Additionally, the long-term monitoring of the depreciation of the new lighting systems [...] Read more.
The renovation of public lighting installations by replacing the traditional systems with LED technologies and introducing smart lighting control systems is a policy widely adopted to contain energy consumption and expenditure. Additionally, the long-term monitoring of the depreciation of the new lighting systems is a crucial issue. The aim of this study is to report the results of in-field measurements of new LED lighting systems in the city of Turin (Italy). A method was defined to assess: (i) energy performance (through data from the remote-control system); (ii) photometric performance (through in-field measurement campaigns); and (iii) depreciation of the photometric performance over a period of approximately 5 years. Results demonstrated that the new LED systems allow us to achieve an average energy saving of 51% compared to the ex-ante condition, improving the photometric performances and compiling the standard requirements by lowering the over-illumination levels. Moreover, the measured depreciation of the LED systems over time was compared with the predicted depreciation, estimated based on the calculation method proposed in Standards BS 5489-1:2020 and ISO/CIE TS 22012:2019. The results obtained showed that the measured depreciation of the photometric performance was closer to the predicted depreciation trend according to BS 5489-1:2020 (variations between 0% and 4%), while greater variations (between 17% and 23%) emerged considering the ISO/CIE TS 22012:2019. Full article
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