Impact of large-scale installation of LED lamps in a distribution system

Uddin, Sohel, Shareef, Hussain, Krause, Olav, Mohamed, Azah, Hannan, Mohammad Abdul and Islam, Naz Niamul (2015) Impact of large-scale installation of LED lamps in a distribution system. Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, 2015 23: 1769-1780. doi:10.3906/elk-1404-243

Author Uddin, Sohel
Shareef, Hussain
Krause, Olav
Mohamed, Azah
Hannan, Mohammad Abdul
Islam, Naz Niamul
Title Impact of large-scale installation of LED lamps in a distribution system
Journal name Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
ISSN 1300-0632
Publication date 2015-11-30
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3906/elk-1404-243
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 2015
Issue 23
Start page 1769
End page 1780
Total pages 12
Place of publication Ankara, Turkey
Publisher Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The aim of this paper was to examine the utilization of a large number of nonlinear light emitting diode (LED) lamps in a distribution system and its impact on system power quality. Initially, harmonic and others electrical characteristics were identified by carrying out an experiment on four types of LED lamps available on the local market.  On the basis of the identified characteristics, a new LED lamp model was developed in MATLAB Simulink. This model is called the time-dependent current source model and gives more accurate results than the fixed current source model.  Then this model was applied to a distribution network together other linear and nonlinear loads, namely incandescent lighting, computer loads, and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). The simulated results show that the harmonic voltage distortion can exceed the 8% IEC standard limit when 80% incandescent lamps in a distribution power network are replaced with LED lamps. Furthermore, the simulation results show that the active power loss can drastically increase across distribution transformers due to the presence large numbers of LED lamps.
Keyword LED lamps
Harmonic distortion
Power Quality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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