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American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2014, 2(2), 57-61
DOI: 10.12691/ajeee-2-2-5
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Energy Efficient Lighting System in Gaza Strip Buildings

Hatem Elaydi1, and Zaki Al Qaraa1

1Electrical Engineering Department, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza, Palestine

Pub. Date: February 11, 2014

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Hatem Elaydi and Zaki Al Qaraa. Energy Efficient Lighting System in Gaza Strip Buildings. American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2014; 2(2):57-61. doi: 10.12691/ajeee-2-2-5


This study aimed at identifying design features that can be incorporated in buildings to make them energy efficient. Energy audit and analysis is necessary to increase building energy efficiency. Three methods to increase energy efficiency were selected based on installation cost: the first method of low cost is replacing T-8 fluorescent lamps (FL) and Metal Halide lamps (ML) with T-5 and High Pressure Sodium (HPS) respectively, the second method of medium cost is replacing all FL and ML lamp with Light Emitting Diode (LED), and the third method of high cost is the automation system for room lighting based on fuzzy logic controller at some places in the building. Energy audit and analysis was performed on Irada building at Islamic University of Gaza (IUG). Good energy saving were achieved using low cost, medium cost, and high cost methods. Finally, this provided much needed power saving to be reused in Gaza Strip.

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