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FluxGage - A Photometric Test System for LED Luminaires Based on Solar Panels

We present a novel photometric test system for LED luminaires. The new photometric system called 'FluxGage' uses solar panels to detect and measure light. By placing a diffuser and a black pinhole array over a solar panel we achieve a detection surface that is also an absorber. This enables the system to be the same size as the DUT (Device Under Test), as opposed to an integrating sphere, which is at least 3 times larger than the DUT. Simulations and experimental results show that this system can measure total flux with an uncertainty of 4.3%.

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