Project funded in 2009 by Instituto Madrileño de Desarrollo de la Consejería de Economía y Hacienda of Comunidad de Madrid.
Research on novel light bulb devices based on Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) in order to improve the efficiency and illumination pattern.
The main aim of this project is to acquire the scientific and technical knowledge and to analyse both new and classic concepts about LED light bulb technology. We are interested in learning about the different types of LEDs and materials used in these systems and how to design new optical architectures in order to improve its efficiency. Moreover, new heat dissipation techniques will be studied.
The energy efficiency is an increasing necessity in our society mainly because an elevated percentage of our electric consumption stems from illumination systems (that consumption is around 20% in EEUU). The use of LEDs as light sources in illumination systems has increased during the last few years due to its lower prices and higher efficiencies. LEDs have other advantages such as long lifetime, mechanical resistance, and light focused emission.