Date

6-2012

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

Samuel Agbo

Abstract

In recent years, both LED and solar technology have become the focus of sustainable energy. LED lighting uses significantly less power than its fluorescent competitor. Solar cells enable clean, natural, and portable power. As these two entities become more efficient at exponential rates, the hope for the wide use of off-grid lighting in less developed countries seemingly increases at the same rate. Currently, there has been a development of industry for portable solar powered lighting systems. Before designing a product, a study was conducted of current products on the market that aim to light dark homes. This study and design of the solar powered LED lamp system takes into account many factors including quality, affordability, size, and functionality. After producing a final product, it is apparent the current issue that remains is cost. However, in the near future, research and projections prove the world will surely see the cost of LED and solar technologies decrease substantially.