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Aesthetical Perspectives in Street Lighting: A Study of Future Potentials in LED Lighting
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As of today, around 19% of all electricity that is produced around the world goes toward lighting roads and cities. The light is also produced in a wasteful manner, creating disturbances in nature as well as for people. Recent developments in light emitting diodes offers remedy to these problems but the technology needs a proper revision of street lighting’s purposes. Light emitting diodes use a fraction of the energy needed for previous lighting methods. They offer unique implementation opportunities in physical construction as well as being highly controllable which makes them highly adaptable. The thesis looks at how aesthetics can be used to optimally introduce the upcoming worldwide installation of the new technology. Its unique characteristics were looked at and used to create a Korean styled luminaire and an interactive street lighting system in two separate design processes. The results of the developments were firstly, a modular luminaire which combines Korean architectural aesthetics with a cost effective construction. The second result was an interactive urban street lighting system which suggests a dimmable lighting that through an adaptable computer control responds to pedestrians’ presences. This is a master’s thesis (D7014A) is a project in product design at the education of industrial design engineering at Luleå University of Technology and is worth 30 credits. The project spanned 20 weeks during the spring semester of 2016. The project was conducted in collaboration with Pukyong National University’s industrial design department, in Busan, South Korea.

Abstract [sv]

Omkring 19% av all elektricitet som produceras idag runtom i världen åtgår till att belysa vägar och städer. Ljuset som produceras även i ett slösaktigt utförande som skapar störningar i natur såväl som för människor. Nya utvecklingar kring ljusdioder kan bringa bot till dessa problem men teknologin kräver en passande revision av gatubelysningars roller i samhället. Dioderna använder nämligen en bråkdel av energin äldre belysningsmetoder kräver och medför en revolution i fysiska implementeringsmöjligheter medans de även låter sig kontrolleras till en hög grad. Dessa egenskaper gör att de har en oöverträffad anpassningsbarhet. Examensarbetet ser till hur estetik kan användas för att optimalt introducera lamporna i den världomfattande installationen dem. Lampornas unika möjligheter undersöktes och användes till att utveckla ett Koreansk-inspirerat gatulyse och ett interaktivt belysningssystem i två separata designprocesser. Resultatet av utvecklingarna var först, en modulbaserad armatur med en kostnadseffektiv konstruktion. Det andra resultatet var ett interaktivt stadsbelynsingssystem som föreslår ett dämpningsbart system vilket genom en adapterbar dator svarar på fotgängares närvaro. Detta examensarbete (D7014A) är ett projekt inom industriell design på utbildningen Teknisk design vid Luleå Tekniska Universitet och innefattar 30 högskolepoäng. Projektet sträckte sig över 20 veckor under vårterminen 2016. Arbetet utfördes i samarbete med Pukyong National Universitys institution för industriell design i Busan, Sydkorea.

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2016. , 85 p.
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Street lighting, LED, Aesthetics, Architecture, Interaction design
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Design Architecture Interaction Technologies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60258OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-60258DiVA: diva2:1045537
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Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
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Available from: 2016-11-14 Created: 2016-11-09 Last updated: 2016-11-14Bibliographically approved

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