The Implications of Fluorescent Lamp Electronic Ballast Dimming —An Experimental Study

Colaco, Sheryl G and Kurian, Ciji Pearl and George, V I and Colaco, Anitha M (2010) The Implications of Fluorescent Lamp Electronic Ballast Dimming —An Experimental Study. Energy and Power Engineering, 2 (1). pp. 53-64. ISSN 1947-3818

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In recent years, fluorescent lamp dimming controls are an integral part of daylight artificial light integrated schemes intended for realization of energy savings. However, dimming, like any lighting option, presents its own particular challenges and potential tradeoffs. In view of this, the present manuscript depicts the preliminary work progress carried out to arrive at a comprehensive idea on dimming implications on key factors: electrical characteristics, photometric distributions of lighting systems and influence on quality as well as quantity of visual environment. The objective is to experimentally establish the acceptable range of dimming control voltage that would satisfy both electrical and photometric performance of luminaire. The vital part of the paper is devoted towards presentation of measurement results. For the experimental analysis, three representative samples of different commercial analog 1-10VDC electronic dimmable ballasts and fluorescent fixtures are compared and evaluated over their control voltage dimming range.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Scientific Research Publishing Inc.
Uncontrolled Keywords: dimming, power factor, power quality, chromaticity, light intensity, illuminance
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Electrical and Electronics
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Instrumentation and Control
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 10:50
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 10:50

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