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Fluorescent Lighting Technology

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  1. How Fluorescent Ballasts Work Over the past few years, fluorescent lamps have become the lighting of choice for contractors looking to save on both energy and maintenance costs. Although fluorescent lighting may cost a bit more upfront when it comes to initial installation, it makes up for it in the amount of energy saved ...
  2. A Brief History of The Fluorescent Lamp Although Thomas Alva Edison and Nikola Tesla experimented with fluorescent lights back in the 1890s, they never produced any commercially viable versions of these lamps. Peter Cooper Hewitt is credited with laying down the blueprint for manufacturing fluorescent lamps on a mass scale and in an ...
  3. Pros and Cons of Fluorescent Lighting Since it's development by four scientists at GE in 1934, the modern fluorescent light has had both its admirers and its critics.   Those that are for fluorescent lighting talk about the lamp's long life span when compared to traditional incandescent light bulbs, which also makes it ...
  4. Why Do Fluorescent Lamps and Ballasts Fail? Just like any manufactured product, fluorescent lamps are not infallible.   Sometimes you may have a bad batch of product where something happened during the manufacturing system causing them not to last as long as they should. Or maybe a building experiences a freak electrical surge, ...
  5. What is Ballast Factor? Throughout the decades, scientists and lighting manufacturers have been motivated to invent lights that are more operationally efficient and cost effective than earlier models. As lights have improved, they have also become more complex structurally. The fluorescent and the high-intensity ...
  6. The Difference Between Instant and Programmed Start Ballasts The operational and energy efficiency of lamps and their longevity depend to a large extent on the type of ballast that has been fitted to the light. The ballast is an electrical component that controls the amount of electric current flowing through the lamp, when the latter is switched on and ...
  7. Are T12 Lamps Really Banned? The US Department of Energy (DOE) strives to promote energy-efficient practices amongst the diverse groups of its population in the country. The ultimate goal of their efforts is to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, gain some degree of energy independence, and make the country and the ...

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