Study of dimming control methods for HID automotive lamps

B. P. Divakar, Ka Wai Eric Cheng

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Abstract

HID lamps offer better efficacy than halogen lamps and hence many cars are being fitted with metal halide HID lamps. The lamps are operated at 35 W in automobiles in all driving conditions. The present paper proposes for the first time the techniques to achieve dimming control by operating the lamp at reduced power to save energy in low-beam driving. The paper investigates the merits of each method and discusses the practical issues for implementing such a control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 2nd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, ICPESA
Pages225-228
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event2006 2nd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, ICPESA - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Nov 200614 Nov 2006

Conference

Conference2006 2nd International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications, ICPESA
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period12/11/0614/11/06

Keywords

  • Dimming control
  • HID lamps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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