Energy efficient lighting for better environment

Mohd Ariffin, Noor Aziah and Maikano, Ahmad Abdullahi (2015) Energy efficient lighting for better environment. In: International Conference on Development and Socio Spatial Inequalities 2015, 19 – 20 August 2015, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    Global overall energy consumption is rising. Along with it, a relative contribution is lighting energy. While existing light sources are reaching their limit of performance, LED-based light sources are however offering the potential to meet energy saving targets with their improving performance. In most buildings, the dominant light source is the fluorescent lamp. Although it is energy efficient, the total energy consumed is still significant, especially more so for public institutional buildings in Malaysia. This research studied the application of linear LED replacement tubes as the alternative retrofitting energy efficient solution to the existing fluorescent tubes in the International Islamic University Malaysia Main Library. The study assessed the potential to reduce energy consumption and consequently, the electricity bill but without reducing the performance. The methodology adopted the data collection technique through physical walk-through audit and an observational survey of the existing lighting situation. Using the Lighting Power Density (LPD) calculation methods from ASHRAE and IESNA, a recommended light level and cost analysis were undertaken. With the LED retrofit, the recommended lighting levels were established, and an annual savings of 33% was predicted in one academic building, with a return on investment period of less than two years.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Kemanusiaan (School of Humanities) > International Conference on Development and Socio Spatial Inequalities (ICDSSI)
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 09:24
    Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 09:24
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/35118

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