Implementation, field-testing, and demonstration of Low Voltage Flat Panel (LVFP) LED Lighting
The objective of this project is to implement and test a prototype system that will demonstrate the benefits of utilizing Low Voltage Flat Panel (LVFP) LED lighting (Redwood Lighting System) over the conventional fluorescent lighting systems found in most commercial/institutional buildings. This project partners with Convergineering the official Canadian dealership of Redwood Lighting Systems. The Redwood Lighting System will be evaluated to determine how it can be integrated into existing building automation systems to maximize energy efficiency. Students will build a demonstration site where various flat panel LED technologies will be tested to determine optimum operating voltages, wiring, temperature and lighting levels. The project will also investigate how the LVFP LED lighting system can be powered directly from the building’s rooftop solar PV (photovoltaic) array and the building grid system. At our demonstration test centre which currently has a building automation system implemented.
- Leo Salemi
- Sustainability and the Built Enviroment