P08428: LED Lighting for Sustainable Venture
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Set Final Specifications

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Step 1. Develop Technical Models of the Product

We conducted thermal models as seen in the Engineering documents link as well as Light models using TracePro. Validation of our models were completed by testing a six LED arrangement on a PC board.

Step 2. Develop a Cost Model of the Product

We developed a cost model to include all prototype parts, which is listed in the system level design packet. Our final cost to retrofit a light pole at RIT is $743.40.

Step 3. Refine the Specifications, Making Tradeoffs Where Necessary

We refined our specifications to optimize our final product. We have included metrics for carbon emissions. We have found new more efficient LEDs from Avago.

Step 4. Flow Down the Specifications as Appropriate

After finding new LEDs, we adjusted our thermal and light models to produce new designs to optimize our light output.

Step 5. Reflect on the Results and the Process

The system has been under continuous improvement, and without the developement of proper models a lot of time would be wasted when it came time to refine our product.

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