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Influence of ballast starting method and operating cycle on the life of T5 fluorescent tubes and CFLs

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dc.contributor.author Chondrakis, NG en
dc.contributor.author Topalis, FV en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:09:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:09:20Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 14771535 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/29822
dc.subject.other Compact fluorescent lamp en
dc.subject.other Electrical characteristic en
dc.subject.other Experimental investigations en
dc.subject.other Fluorescent tubes en
dc.subject.other Lamp life en
dc.subject.other Operating characteristics en
dc.subject.other Operating cycle en
dc.subject.other Operation time en
dc.subject.other Starting methods en
dc.subject.other Systematic changes en
dc.subject.other Fluorescence en
dc.subject.other Tubes (components) en
dc.subject.other Lighting en
dc.title Influence of ballast starting method and operating cycle on the life of T5 fluorescent tubes and CFLs en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1177/1477153511418762 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1477153511418762 en
heal.publicationDate 2012 en
heal.abstract This paper presents the results of an experimental investigation of the life of T5 fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lamps with non-integrated ballasts. The lamps were operated on five different cycles with either instant start ballasts or electrode preheating ballasts. The influence of the operation time on the lamp life of every start was examined. During both the start and the operation of the lamps, measurements of particular electrical characteristics were carried out. The investigation focused on the effect of the starting and operating characteristics on the lamp lifetime. Lamps operating with ballasts providing preheat at the start up, showed a systematic change in certain electrical characteristics that can help to predict their failure. © The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers 2011. en
heal.journalName Lighting Research and Technology en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1477153511418762 en
dc.identifier.volume 44 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.spage 334 en
dc.identifier.epage 349 en


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