New Techniques for Reflector Design and Photometry

Jul 01, 1977

Initiated by a project to develop floodlights for underwater applications, this paper explores the computer-aided creation of complex reflecting patterns by the individual design of perhaps hundreds of reflector sub-elements whose composite reflected light rays form the required distribution. The use of a continuous reflector profile was prohibited by the complexity of the required pattern, lamp type, and size constraints.

G. A. Baker, PE
R. V. Heinisch
I. Lewin, PhD
Journal of the IES
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Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

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