French CITADEL project looks at LED lighting in buildings
The research will help French laboratories to qualify commercially available LED lighting products, writes Christophe Martinsons.
Despite all these advantages enthusiastically put forward by the semiconductor industry, it is commonly reported that the use of LEDs in buildings is slowed down by a certain number of complicated problems. The requirements for successful building integration are very specific and often unrecognized by LED makers. Several constraints occur in building applications: visual comfort, performance sustainability over time, real-life expectancy, total cost assessment, and compliance with building standards and codes.
This article was published in the April 2009 issue of LEDs Magazine.
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