Fixture Conditions Affect Lamp Performance

Fixture Conditions Affect Lamp Performance

TitleFixture Conditions Affect Lamp Performance
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsMichael J Siminovitch, Francis M Rubinstein, Rudolph R Verderber
Conference NameIEEE-IAS Annual Conference
Date Published10/1985
Conference LocationToronto, Canada
Call NumberLBL-22531
Abstract

This article discusses the major parameters that affect fluorescent lamp performance under fixture conditions. These parameters include fixture type, and HVAC integration, which directly determine the minimum lamp wall temperature (MLWT), and therefore, the resulting light output of the lamp/ballast system. Experimental data is presented showing that the lumen output of the lamp/ballast system can vary by as much as 20% and that the system efficacy can vary by 10% depending upon the type of fixture and HVAC system employed.

LBNL Report Number

LBL-22531