An analysis of luminous efficacies under the CIE standard skies

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2357-2365
Journal / PublicationRenewable Energy
Volume33
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

Abstract

Designing a building to integrate daylight requires an accurate estimation of the amount of available outdoor illuminance. The common method for predicting daylight has been the derivation of illuminance from the more widely measured solar irradiance using the luminous efficacy approach. Recently, the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) has adopted a range of 15 standard skies which cover the whole probable spectrum of skies in the world. This paper presents the work to model the luminous efficacy of diffuse component under the 15 CIE standard skies. Sky luminance distributions measured between 1999 and 2005 were used for the standard sky classifications. An approach to develop luminous efficacy for inclined surfaces was proposed. The predicted vertical outdoor illuminance data for the four cardinal planes (i.e., N, E, S and W) using the proposed luminous efficacy were evaluated against data measured in 2004. Statistical analysis indicated that the estimated daylight illuminance data give acceptable agreements with measured data for all vertical planes. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Luminous efficacy, Outdoor illuminance, Sky conditions, Sky luminance, Solar irradiance

Citation Format(s)

An analysis of luminous efficacies under the CIE standard skies. / Li, Danny H.W.; Lam, Tony N.T.; Cheung, K. L.; Tang, H. L.

In: Renewable Energy, Vol. 33, No. 11, 11.2008, p. 2357-2365.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review