P08427: LED Lighting Technologies for a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Venture


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Project Overview

Currently two billion people live without clean, healthy, reliable lighting or power. Many of these people use gas and oil lamps, which produce a great deal of soot and carbon dioxide in addition to consuming vast amounts of fuel to produce relatively little usable lighting. This project seeks to provide a clean, reliable, inexpensive, and non-power-dependent source of light for use in developing nations. While there may be many possible solutions which arise from this project, at the moment it is proposed that LED lighting technologies be used as they have a high efficiency and a nearly unmatched lifetime.

Project Information Summary

Final Designs

Power and Light Modules

Power Module Lighting Module

Our LED lamp vs kerosene lamp

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Special thanks to our non-profit parnters

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Administrative Information

Project Name:
LED Lighting Technologies for a Sustainable Lighting Solution in Developing Nations
Project Number:
Project Family:
Sustainable Technologies for the Third World
Sustainable Products, Systems, and Technologies
Start Term:
End Term:
Student Team Members:
Name Discipline Role / Skills
Ian Frank ME Team Leader- coordinate all team activities, will provide guidance and assistance to all team members when and where needed, Human interfacing
Matt Walter ME Chief Engineer- will oversee the technical design, responsible for mechanical aspects of the energy system.
Nick Balducci ME CAD work, machining, and mechanical testing
Jesse Steiner EE Power supply side of the electrical sub-system and controls
Mike Celentano EE Power storage and light emitting parts of the electrical sub-system. Light distribution design
Luke Spencer ISE Design for manufacture, sustainability, and environmental concerns
Faculty Team Members:
Name Discipline Role / Skills
Dr. Robert Stevens ME Faculty Guide, Will work closely with the team on an on-going basis to facilitate success.
Dr. Vincent Amuso EE Faculty Consultant, Will provide EE discipline technical support on an intermittent basis.
Mr. Ed Hanzlik Career Engineer Retired XEROX employee, Will provide input to student teams throughout the first five weeks of the design process
Primary Customer:
People in developing nations currently living without a clean/healthy light source or power
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Customer contact information:

Team Documents

Primary Documentation

Planning Concept Development Design Published Documents
Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Customer Constraints

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Key Goals and Overall Breakdown


Team Values and Norms

Grading Rubric

Required Resources

Identify Customer Needs

Competitive Benchmarking

Establish Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Deliverable Tracking Documentation

Product Architecture

Engineering Schematics

Thermal Analysis

Light Distribution

Components and Assembly

Robust Design

Design for the Environment and Sustainability


EPA P3 Phase I Proposal

System Level Design Review Documents (SD I)

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)

EPA P3 Phase I Summary & Phase II Proposal

EPA P3 Posters: Main Poster & Supplemental Poster

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster Publication (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

Photo Gallery

Additional Documentation

Meeting Information

Weekly MSD Deliverables

DPM Presentations


Marketing and Business Planning

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