P08428: LED Lighting for Sustainable Venture


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Project Overview

The mission of this student team is to develop a new lighting system that utilizes Light Emitting Diodes (LED). The technology will be used to replace the Metal Halide light fixtures around the walkways of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus. The main goal of the project is to produce a replacement LED lighting system that will be more energy efficient.

Existing Technology

Existing Technology

These lights are situated on the walkways around campus. A senior design group from last year (P07421) designed a light that is situated on the sidewalk in J-Lot. Some concepts of project P07421 will be inplemented and improved upon to create a product that will be easily implemented throughout campus.

P07421 Project

P07421 Project

The LED fixture needs to be energy efficient, cost effective, have a long lifetime, and be easily maintained. If the technology is not cost effective to run on the RIT power grid, alternate means of power supply and storage should be explored. Solar, wind, and battery operated device may be more cost effective to use.

Administrative Information

Project Name
LED Lighting Technologies for a Sustainable Entrepreneurial Venture
Project Number
Project Family
Sustainable Products, Systems, and Technologies Track
Project Track
Sustainable Technologies for the RIT Campus
DPM Term
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Dr. Robert Stevens (Mechanical Engineering) - Confirmed
Faculty Consultant
Dr. Vincent Amuso (Electrical Engineering) - Confirmed
Primary Customer
Rochester Institute of Technology Facilities Management
Customer contact information
Dave Harris
Rochester Institute of Technology
Director of Training for Utilities and Environmental Management
Customer contact information
Catherine Ahern
Rochester Institute of Technology
Director of Engineering Services
Secondary Customer
Dr. Vincent Amuso
Customer contact information
Rochester Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering Department Head

Team Documents

This outline for the posting of team created documents follows the general product development process presented in the textbook "Product Design and Development" by Ulrich and Eppinger.

Portions of the team documents have been prepared by Courtney Walsh prior to the launch of this project. This information is intended to help get the team started with a first draft needs assessment and work breakdown structure. The team members can adapt this information as the project progresses.

Keep in mind that everything you include in this web tree is visible to the world and the general public. If you have documents that reflect work in progress, or contain data that has not been fully vetted, then it may be better to include those internal working documents in the private section of the web tree, or in the project repository proper, outside of the web tree. Note that anyone with Guest or higher memberhsip in your project can read your entire project repository. Anyone with an Editor or higher membership can makes changes to your repository. All Observer members can view, but not edit, the web portion of your repository.

These links provide a basic starting point for your team to prepare a comprehensive web site about your project.

After you get started on the project, you may want to replace these introductory paragraphs with a photograph of your team. Near the conclusion of your design project, you may also wish to include a photo of your finished product.


Meeting Information

Research Links

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Overall Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Senior Design II Schedule

Project Development (DPM material)

Project Breakdown

Project Management

Project Plan Presentations

Concept Development

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

System Level Design

Product Architecture

Detail Design

Engineering Schematics

Thermal Analysis

Light Distribution Analysis

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Robust Design

Design for the Environment and Sustainability

Design for Reliability

Design for Safety

Testing and Refinement


Completed Tests

Published Documents

As you conclude the project, include links to all of your finished and fully polished documents here. The previous sections of the web site contain the entire design history of your project. This section contains the finished products. Add more links as needed.

Concept Design Review Documents (SD I) pdf

System Level Design Review Documents (SD I) pdf

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I) pdf

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I) ppt

Performance Review Presentation (SDII) ppt

Performance Review Handout (SDII) pdf

Technical Conference Publication (SD II) pdf

Poster Publication (SD II) ppt

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II) ppt

Photo Gallery

Working Files - Downloadable Links

Business plan pdf