Adaptive fluorescent lamp start control strategy for dimmable magnetic ballast system

Liang Rui Chen, Neng Yi Chu, Chuan Sheng Liu

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Based on the environmental concern a novel central dimming system with magnetic ballast driven lighting system, Dimmable Magnetic Ballast System (DMBS), was presented to replace the electronic ballast driven lighting system. To make the DMBS work at a wide range of input voltages for dimming, an Adaptive Fluorescent Lamp Starter (AFLS) which can provide an adaptive preheating time and constant fire voltage for different operation voltage and environmental temperature is proposed in this paper. Experimental results show that features of an adaptive preheating time, a single-pulse ignition with constant fire voltage, and zero glow current can be achieved. Compared with conventional electronic starters, the proposed AFLS can stretch the lifetime and operating voltage range of the DMBS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1089-1094
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers,Series A/Chung-kuo Kung Ch'eng Hsuch K'an
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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