P08428: LED Lighting for Sustainable Venture
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Project Breakdown

Description

After meeting with two customers, Dr. Vincent Amuso and Facilities Management, everyone working on preparing a project readiness package for the LED project sat down and discussed the possibilities for divergence between the Senior Design groups. We discussed what should be kept common between the groups as well as how the groups should be separated. The work of this session is detailed below.

Potential Projects

There are two main types of power sources available on the RIT campus: 110 Volt and 277 Volt. The 110 volt power sources are used on the resident side of campus while the 277 volt is used on the academic side of campus. The tables below show the potential projects available for each power source.

110 Volt Power Source
Project Bulb
Dorm light replacement 4ft T-8 and Compact PL
General fluorescent light replacement 4ft T-8
Entire product (lamp using LEDs) Not yet determined
Incandescent light replacement Compact PL
Smart fixture Not yet determined
277 Volt Power Source
Project Bulb
Academic light replacement 4ft T-8, Compact PL, and MR-16
Outdoor light replacement High Pressured Sodium and Metal Halide
Accent light replacement MR-16
General fluorescent light replacement 4ft T-8
Smart fixture Not yet determined

Group Division

After going over all of the possible projects that we could complete, we divided the projects up and assigned potential team leads. Below is the results of the division:

Group Assignments
Team Lead Project Description
Matthew Benedict Develop a smart fixture that uses LED lights, stores energy at certain times of the day, and turns itself on and off. Utilizes a computer program to run the lamp.
Naresh Potopsingh Create a replacement for the 4ft T-8 fluorescent bulb that can be integrated into the existing power system. Can be utilized on either the residential side of the academic side.
Courtney Walsh Create a replacement for the Metal Halide bulbs that can be integrated into the existing power system. Can be utilized for the outside walkway lighting.
Win Maung Create a replacement for the Compact PL bulb that can be integrated into the existing power system. Can be utilized on either the residential side of the academic side.
Ian Frank Develop a light fixture using LED technology that can be used for third world applications. This product will need to be cost effective, durable, and energy efficient.
Shawn Russell Create a replacement for the High Pressured Sodium bulbs that can be integrated into the existing power system. Can be utilized for the outside parking lot lighting.

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