Comparative Study of the Preheating Methods to Extend the Life of the Fluorescent Lamp

형광등의 수명 연장을 위한 예열 방식의 비교 연구

  • 한재현 (강원대학교 대학원 전기공학과) ;
  • 조계현 (강원대학교 대학원 전기공학과) ;
  • 박종연 (강원대학교 전기공학과)
  • Published : 2003.08.31

Abstract

This paper proposed methods of filament preheating to extend a fluorescent lamp life. The ballast for the fluorescent lamp can be classified into two main groups magnetics and electronics. The electronic ballast is lighter and smaller than the magnetic ballast and it can dim up and down. There are two ways to start the fluorescent lamp in the electronic ballast: rapid start and instant start. Also there are two methods of the driving inverter self excited oscillation and force excited oscillation. The rapid starting is different from the instant starting in that the rapid start is preheating the filament before the steady state. If there is a preheating process before the lamp ignition, the life of the fluorescent lamp can be increased. This paper presented the preheating methods for self excited oscillating system and force excited oscillating system.

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Supported by : 강원대학교