Accession Number:

AD0655904

Title:

SHELTER LIGHTING KIT

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

GENERAL AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION CORP NILES IL GENERAL AMERICAN RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

The Shelter Lighting Kit includes a manually-driven power unit and a fluorescent lighting system. Two power unit designs are presented for preproduction fabrication and evaluation. One power unit has a generator mounted on a bicycle-type frame and driven by a chain and sprocket transmission while the other unit has a generator with an integral geared transmission mounted on a folding tripod frame. Both power units are designed for one-man operation with a power input of 0.1 horsepower at a nominal pedal speed of 55 rpm and a nominal generator output of 50 watts at 120 volts AC. The selection of either design for the production model will depend on their performance and a cost analysis. The fluorescent lighting system consists of two adjustable lamp fixtures and two 20-watt or 25-watt preheat fluorescent lamps operated in series selected lamp wattage will depend on the overall system efficiency. The estimated production cost of the lighting kit is 90. An incandescent lighting system is proposed as an optional accessory for night lighting or background illumination in multi-room shelters. This lighting system consists of five 10- watt incandescent lamps with adapter sockets and five 50-foot extension cords. The estimated cost of this accessory is 7.30.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE