The present paper deals with the studies performed by the specialists in ICPE who have made compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) with improved technical characteristics compared to the existing products. The electronic ballast was redesigned with specialized integrated circuits. There have been developed 16 types of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) with various powers from 32 W to 85 W by using five power schemes of the CFL’s based on five integrated circuits. In order to assess the CFL’s, which were made by ICPE there have been analyzed their main performances such as the maximum temperatures on the lamp and the plastic housing and the main technical characteristics: the power factor λ, the waveform THDI and the power consumption of the network. We mention that the obtained performances are superior to the similar products of the domestic and foreign markets.
Performance Evaluation of Some Compact Fluorescent Lamps Equipped by Electronic Ballasts Based on Specialized Integrated Circuits
AUTHORS: Constantin IVANOVICI, Ionel POPA, Nicolae GOLOVANOV, Eleonora ȚIPU