http://iet.metastore.ingenta.com
1887

Implementation of a light Flickermeter in a low cost embedded system

Implementation of a light Flickermeter in a low cost embedded system

For access to this article, please select a purchase option:

Buy article PDF
$19.95
(plus tax if applicable)
Buy Knowledge Pack
10 articles for $120.00
(plus taxes if applicable)

IET members benefit from discounts to all IET publications and free access to E&T Magazine. If you are an IET member, log in to your account and the discounts will automatically be applied.

Learn more about IET membership 

Recommend Title Publication to library

You must fill out fields marked with: *

Librarian details
Name:*
Email:*
Your details
Name:*
Email:*
Department:*
Why are you recommending this title?
Select reason:
 
 
 
 
 
IET Science, Measurement & Technology — Recommend this title to your library

Thank you

Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

This study presents the development and implementation of an alternative Flickermeter based on a low cost embedded electronic system. The development of this new device is based on the original Flickermeter proposed by the IEC 61000-4-15, but with important modifications added. These modifications allow for direct quantification of light variation, in such a way, so as to eliminate the effect associated with the different lamp technologies available through the correct quantification of flicker severity. In order to achieve this objective blocks 1 and 3 of the original IEC Flickermeter were altered and block 2 was completely eliminated. The implementation of a low cost embedded electronic system represents the differential of the developed system in relation to equipment currently available on the market, which is based on solutions of a more elevated cost. The developed prototype was appropriately tested and thus provided encouraging results. In addition, the article also presents an analysis that refers to the susceptibility of lamps manufactured upon the same technologies to flicker, such as compact fluorescent and LED lamps, widely used nowadays for substituting traditional incandescent lamps.

References

    1. 1)
    2. 2)
      • 2. Wilkins, A., Veitch, J., Lehman, B.: ‘LED lighting flicker and potential health concerns: IEEE standard PAR1789 update’. Proc. Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2010), Atlanta, USA, September 2010, pp. 171178, doi: 10.1109/ECCE.2010.5618050.
    3. 3)
    4. 4)
      • 4. IEC Standard 61000-4-15: ‘Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 4–15: Testing and measurement techniques - Flickermeter - Functional and design specifications’, 2010.
    5. 5)
    6. 6)
    7. 7)
    8. 8)
      • 8. Frater, L.P., Watson, N.R.: ‘Light flicker sensitivity of high efficiency compact fluorescent lamps’. Proc. Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conf. (AUSPEC 2007), Perth, Australia, Dec. 2007, pp. 16, doi: 10.1109/AUPEC.2007.4548067.
    9. 9)
    10. 10)
      • 10. Cai, R., Blom, J.H., Myrzik, J.M.A., Kling, W.L.: ‘New flicker weighting curves for different lamp types based on the lamp light spectrum’. Proc. 13 h Int. Conf. on Harmonics and Quality of Power (ICHQP 2008), September 2008, pp. 16, doi: 10.1109/ICHQP.2008.4668844.
    11. 11)
    12. 12)
    13. 13)
    14. 14)
      • 14. Azcarate, I., Gutierrez, J.J., Lazkano, A., et al: ‘Type testing of a highly accurate illuminance Flickermeter’. Proc. 15 h Int. Conf. on Harmonics and Quality of Power (ICHQP 2012), Hong Kong, China, Jun. 2012, pp. 897903, doi: 10.1109/ICHQP.2012.6381243.
    15. 15)
    16. 16)
    17. 17)
    18. 18)
    19. 19)
    20. 20)
      • 20. Lâmpadas incandescentes sem nível de eficiência serão retiradas do mercado’, http://www2.planalto.gov.br/imprensa/noticias-de-governo/lampadas-incandescentes-sem-niveis-minimos-de-eficiencia-comecam-a-ser-retiradas-do-mercado-gradativamente, accessed December 2012.
    21. 21)
      • 21. Energy-saving light bulbs’, http://ec.europa.eu/energy/lumen/index_en.htm, accessed December 2012.
    22. 22)
      • 22. Ruiz, J., Lazkano, A., Aramendi, E., Leturiondo, L.A.: ‘Analysis of sensitivity to the main parameters involved in the digital implementation of the UIE flickermeter’. Proc. 10th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conf. (MELECON 2000), Limassol, Cyprus, May 2000, vol. 2, pp. 823826, doi: 10.1109/MELCON.2000.880060.
    23. 23)
      • 23. Colnago, G.P., Vieira, J.L.F., Sousa, G.C.D., Macedo, J.R.: ‘Real time power quality monitoring system according to new brazilian regulation policies’. Proc. 14th Int. Conf. on Harmonics and Quality of Power (ICHQP 2010), Bergamo, Italy, September 2010, pp. 18, doi: 10.1109/ICHQP.2010.5625313.
    24. 24)
      • 24. CIE Tech. Rep. 18.2–1983: ‘The Basis of Physical Photometry’, 1996.
    25. 25)
    26. 26)
    27. 27)
    28. 28)
    29. 29)
http://iet.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1049/iet-smt.2014.0202
Loading

Related content

content/journals/10.1049/iet-smt.2014.0202
pub_keyword,iet_inspecKeyword,pub_concept
6
6
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address