|Mar19-13, 05:45 PM||#1|
What affects the light intensity and light output geometry?
These are some of the factors I brainstormed that goes into the functionality of a spotlight:
1) Light output of the light source (measured in luminous flux, if I recall correctly)
2) The reflective potential of the reflectors surrounding the light source
3) The geometry of the reflectors; the shape of the reflector is always parabolic
4) The position of the light source from the focus of the parabolic reflector; more generally, the position of the light source from any reflector
I'm going to try to design a DIY lamp so I'm brainstorming all of the available constraints of the project.
|Mar19-13, 11:27 PM||#2|
Cool - was there a question in there?
You may want to consider what role a lens may play in spotlight design too.
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