A new method for changing the color of fluorescent lamps

L.P. Bakker, G.M.W. Kroesen

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Abstract

Recently, there's a growing interest in lamps with a variable color. In the past, several options for changing the color of a fluorescent lamp were proposed. Most of these options use radio frequency or pulsed excitation of the gas discharge. By changing the electrical excitation, the electron energy distribution function changes. This causes the output spectrum of the lamp to change. A disadvantage of such a lamp is the expensive power sources that are required. Especially the pulsed excitation is costly; it demands electrical pulses on microsecond scale with several different pulse shapes. We propose a new lamp with a variable color. This lamp is more efficient than the lamps mentioned above, it has the same construction as a normal fluorescent lamp, and it doesn't need expensive rf sources and pulsed power sources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgram of the 52nd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference
EditorsD. Baudrau, M. Blume
Place of PublicationCollege Park, Maryland, USA
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
Pages17-17
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event52nd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC 1999), October 5-8, 1999, Norfolk Virginia, USA - Norfolk, United States
Duration: 5 Oct 19998 Oct 1999

Publication series

NameBulletin of the American Physical Society
Volume44
ISSN (Print)0003-0503

Conference

Conference52nd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC 1999), October 5-8, 1999, Norfolk Virginia, USA
CountryUnited States
CityNorfolk
Period5/10/998/10/99

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    Bakker, L. P., & Kroesen, G. M. W. (1999). A new method for changing the color of fluorescent lamps. In D. Baudrau, & M. Blume (Eds.), Program of the 52nd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference (pp. 17-17). (Bulletin of the American Physical Society; Vol. 44). American Physical Society.