Engineering HDR Seminar Series 29, 2013: LED Lighting in Malaysia, Technology and Educating the Public

Ms Hasti Khorasanizadeh, ECSE postgraduate student

Date: 2013-06-12
Time: 10:00 to 11:00
Venue: Engineering Meeting Room 1, 5-4-22


Electrical energy segment in Malaysia is expected to increase, and illumination is the second main electric power consumer in Malaysia. Remarkably, in rural region, the majority of the residential illumination is carried out with incandescent lamps which consume a high level of energy in comparison to the more recent luminous fixtures and lamps that are highly efficient. Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs could possibly be an option to replace incandescent and even fluorescent lamps considering high-energy efficiency of LEDs, along with other benefits. By encouraging the consumers to utilize a more effective lighting technology, the need of electric power will certainly reduce.


This research aims to identify the factors that can facilitate the adoption of energy efficient lighting using Malaysia as a test case. Without a broad knowledge about energy efficiency and conservation theories of technology adoption, there could be a chance that people who have applied energy efficiency technologies could perhaps decide to refuse, and decline in number in future. This research also aims to examine the role of light in brain function and behavior of people in order to employ that knowledge in an educating model for technology adoption.

About the Speaker

Ms Hasti graduated with Master of Science in Management Information System from University of Malaya in 2010. She joined Monash University in 2012 for postgraduate studies under the supervision of Prof Jussi, Dr. Rajendran and Dr Miriam Park (Psychology). Her research focus is on LED Lighting in Malaysia, Technology and Educating the Public.