Propose of a low cost integrating sphere

Freitas, G. P., Santana, M. V. F de, Neto J. M., Spacek, A. D., Biléssimo, L. D., Ando Junior, O. H.2, Pereira, T. C.



This paper proposes the development of a low cost integrating sphere used for measuring flux characteristics and luminous spectrum lamps. The proposal provides the use of alternative materials as well the replacement of measuring high level equipment for more practical and common hardware accessories, providing a reduction in the cost of development. The objective is to minimize the cost of light sources assays, currently with a high cost, for research purposes, educational issues and the opportunity to use this alternative system for validation of new products, light bulbs and/or tubular daylighting devices for lighting indoors.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 14)
Pages:463-467 Date of Publication: 2016/5/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2016/05/04
REF:364-16 Issue Date: May 2016
DOI:10.24084/repqj14.364 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

Freitas, G. P.(1), Santana, M. V. F. de(4,5), Neto J.M.(1,3), Spacek, A. D.(1,3), Biléssimo, L. D.(1), Ando Junior, O. H.(2), Pereira, T. C.(1)
1. Departament of Mechanic and Automation. SATC, Beneficent Association of Santa Catarina Coal Industry
Criciúma-SC. Brazil
2. Departament of Renewable Energies UNILA, Federal University of Latin American Integration.
Foz do Iguaçu-PR. Brazil
3. School of Engineering UFRGS, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre-RS. Brazil
4 Hidroelectric Power Plant . BAESA, Energética Barra Grande S/A. Florianópolis-SC. Brazil
5 Hidroelectric Power Plant. ENERCAN, Campos Novos Energia S.A. Florianópolis-SC. Brazil

Key words

Integrating Sphere, Alternative Materials, Low Cost.


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