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29 April 2011 Virtual reality to simulate large lighting with high efficiency LEDs
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When a city or a local authority wishes to emphasize its historical heritage, for the lighting of its streets, setting up lights during the festive season, they call upon the skills of a lighting designer. The lighting designer proposes concepts, ideas, lighting, and to be able to present them, he makes use of simulation. On the other hand lighting technologies are evolving very rapidly and new lighting systems offer features that lighting designers are now integrating their projects. The street lights consume lot of energy; light projects are now taking into account the energy saving aspect. Lighting systems based on LEDs today provide good lighting needs, taking into account sustainable development issues while enabling new creative dimension. The lighting simulation can handle these parameters. Images or video simulation are no longer sufficient: stereoscopy and virtual reality techniques allow better communication and better understanding of projects. Virtual reality offers new possibilities of interaction, the freedom of movement in a scene, the presentation of variants or interactive simulations.
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Thierry Blandet, Gilles Coutelier, and Patrick Meyrueis "Virtual reality to simulate large lighting with high efficiency LEDs", Proc. SPIE 8065, SPIE Eco-Photonics 2011: Sustainable Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering Workforce Education for a Green Future, 806514 (29 April 2011);

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