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Proceedings. Side-by-side testing of commercial office lighting system : two lamp fluorescent fixtures. Symposium on Improving Building Systems in Hot and Humid climates [10, 13-14 may 1996, Texas].



Lighting systems in comercial office buildings are primary determinants of building energy use. In warner climates, lighting energy use has important implications for building cooling loadsas well as those directly associated with illumination tasks. To research the comparative performance of conventional and avanced office lighting systems, Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) set up the Lighting Flexible Test Facility (LFTF) which allows side-by-side comparison of ligthing options in two otherwise identical 2.7 m * 3.7 m southfacing offices. The ceiling of the LFTF contains 0.61m * 1.2m recessed flourescent fixtures designed to be easyle changed. Differing lighting systems were comparatively tested against each other over week long periods. Data on power consumption(watts), power quality (power factor), work plane interior, ligthting levels(lux), bulb-wall, fixture and plenum temperatues were recorded every 15 minutes on a multi-channel data logger. This data allows realistic analysis of comparative ligthting system performance including interactions with daylighting..

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