Characteristics of Light Sources

  • L. MercatelliEmail author
  • A. Giannini
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter is intended to give a general overview on characteristics of light sources, whose function is to convert the electrical energy to visible light as efficiently as possible.


Color Temperature Incandescent Lamp Luminous Flux Color Point Correlate Color Temperature 
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Further Reading

  1. 1.
    CIE 121-1996 The photometry and goniophotometry of luminairesGoogle Scholar
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    Oleari C (1998) Misurare il colore. Spettrofotometria, fotometria e colorimetria. Fisiologia e percezione. SIOF-HOEPLI (in Italian)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    DeCusatis C (1997) Handbook of applied photometry. American Institute of PhysicsGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    The IESNA Lighting Handbook—reference and application—Illuminating Engineering Society of North America-Rea MS Editor in chief (2000)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNR-INO National Institute of OpticsFlorenceItaly

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