Energy efficient line lighting systems
Project dates – 01/2015 – 06/2018
The aim of project is the development of low cost line lighting systems based on side emitting optical fibers embedded in a special textile layer, a power source, and LED illumination. These structures will have good illumination homogeneity, will use a part of the UV for enhancing illumination intensity and will be protected against external influences. The three main application areas will be investigated. The first is the creation of adaptive illuminants composed of LED bulbs and line lighting systems in a bowl with the aim of stepwise changes of light intensity according to customer needs. The second area is the preparation of emergency lighting systems for hospitals and hotels, including bed highlighting with the aim of energy saving. The third is the preparation of lighting systems for decorative and advertising purposes.