Modeling the electrical behavior of fluorescent lamps on the basis of a self-consistent collisional-radiative model

Ka Hong Loo, D. A. Stone, R. C. Tozer, M. Jinno, R. Devonshire

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Abstract

Due to the highly complex nature of fluorescent lamp discharge, its electrical behavior and interaction with ballast can only be fully investigated and understood in the framework of a self-consistent model. Collisional-radiative modeling provides the capability to describe in details the microscopic reactions in the discharge on the basis of three groups of continuity equations: particle balance, electron energy and gas temperature. This paper discusses the formulation of these equations and later applies them to modeling the lamp's electrical behavior in a ballast environment. Prototypes of the conventional magnetic ballast and half-bridge LCC inverter ballast were constructed to verify the model accuracy. The self-consistency of the model has enabled the computer design of lamp ballast for any given lamp parameters, that is: lamp radius, wall temperature, buffer gas pressure, power supply voltage or current, frequency and power.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1646-1654
Number of pages9
JournalConference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventConference Record of the 2004 IEEE Industry Applications Conference; 39th IAS Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 3 Oct 20047 Oct 2004

Keywords

  • Collisional-radiative model
  • Electronic ballast
  • Fluorescent lamp
  • Gas discharge lamp
  • Lamp model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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