Performance of Compact Fluorescent Lamps at Different Ambient Temperatures.
Performance of Compact Fluorescent Lamps at Different
Collins, B. L.; Treado, S. J.; Ouellette, M. J.
Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society, Vol.
23, No. 2, 72-84, Summer 1994.
compact fluorescent lamps; lighting equipment;
temperature; evaluation; conservation; costs; barns;
Compact fluorescent lamps are used to replace
incandescent lamps to aid in energy conservation in
commercial and domestic lighting applications. In
particular, they offer the benefits of much longer life
and lower operating costs in a reasonably similar
package. Some of the performance characteristics
familiar to residential users may differ for the newer
lamp technology. Such characteristics include response
to ambient thermal conditions, sensitivity to lamp
position, flicker, harmonics, etc. Of particular
concern is the response to ambient thermal conditions,
since lamps are used in unconditioned spaces, such as
garages, basements, barns, and similar spaces where they
may be subjected to extremes in temperature, both hot
and cold. While it is well known that fluorescent lamp
performance is determined by the cold spot on the lamp
and can be affected by the ambient temperature in the
room, the extent to which these findings, particularly
for extreme in temperatures, apply to compact
fluorescent lamp applications is not well understood.