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Rural lighting: a comparison of lamps for domestic lighting in developing countries
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ECN Solar Energy 1998
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ECN-RX--98-035 Article (scientific)
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Published in: Paper, presented at the 2nd World conference and exhibition on photovoltaic solar energy conversion, Vienna, Austria, 06-10 July (), , , Vol., p.-.

Outcomes are presented of a World Bank funded research project with theobjective to provide up-to-date technical information an low-end lighting options. Emphasis is on 12 volt DC lights suitable for solar home systems in developing countries. For comparison a number of traditional light sources such as candles and kerosene lanterns have also been included. Based on the measurements a proposal is formulated for a luminous efficacy standard. 3 refs.

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