What type of a ballast do compact fluorescent lamps use?
a compact electronic ballast in the base of the lamp
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Answer for USA, Canada and countries using similar 60Hz mains supplies Now, I'm going to make some assumptions here and it will be up to you to determine if my assumptions …are correct. I am assuming you have a two tube fixture that you need to connect to 120 volts. If that is the case the ballast usually has 8 wires coming from it, usually four on each end, also make sure your ballast is for the type of tubes you are using. There should be: 1 black wire 1 white wire 2 yellow wires 2 blue wires 2 red wires The black wire would get connected to the "hot" wire of your house wiring and the white wire would go to house neutral. The two yellow wires are the fixture commons and should be connected to both lamp holders on one end. In other words connect the two yellow wires to one of the lamp holders, one wire on each terminal, then add a jumper to the other lamp holder, one on each terminal. On the other end of the fixture the two blue wires would go to one of the lamp holders and the two red wires to the other. It is easier for me to do than explain IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. If you do this work yourself, always turn off the power at the breaker box/fuse panel BEFORE you attempt to do any work AND always use a meter or voltage indicator to insure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized. with two tubes connect to the ballast will the fixture consume more electric than the rating of the tubes
PL mean Plug in - Light Bulb , the most comment application is CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) which require assistance components to make it work or light up, different to in…candescent light bulb, it can light up by just itself direct connect to our home electricity ac 100v to ac 240v.
A ballast in a fluorescent lamp does two things: it steps up the voltage to drive the lamp, and it provides a "load" or operating resistance when the lamp "fires" and conducts….. In a fluorescent application, the correct voltage for the lamp should be used, and the ballast supplies this by stepping up the line voltage. The ballast must also help with current limiting. When the gas in the fluorescent lamp ionizes and conducts, it basically forms a "short circuit" because the ionized gas presents a low resistance to the voltage source. But when the operationg current is routed through the ballast, the ballast is just basically stepping up the voltage until the lamp fires, and then when all the current tries to flow through the lamp, the windings in the ballast say, "Whoa, there, partner." This limits current. Remember that during both the positive and negative cycle of the sine wave that is driving the lamp, the lamp fires and the light comes on. For every cycle of line voltage, there are two "blinks" of the lamp..
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Yes, compact fluorescent lamps can be dimmed. However it requires a dimming ballast which can be quite expensive and the amount of dimming is limited to about 20%. If you're… thinking of using a dimmer you would be better off using an incandescent lamp.
A compact fluorescent lamp or CFL has the advantage of consuming less power. It works in the same way as a fluorescent tube light however it is made in a much more compact …shape. This means CFLs can be used to replace ordinary light bulbs which have incandescent filaments. If you replace your ordinary light bulbs with CFLs they will use only 20% (one fifth) of the energy to give you the same amount of light output. More information Energy-saving lamps, such as normal and compact fluorescents, save a lot of money compared to normal lamps which have an incandescent filament because of the fact that fluorescents don't use a high-temperature filament that produces more heat energy than light energy. Mainly because they run "cool", a fluorescent lamp uses only about one fifth - 1/5 - of the electrical energy used by a lamp that has a hot, incandescent filament. Put another way, you can use five fluorescent lamps, each giving out the same amount of light as one incandescent, for only the same total electricity running costs. Another good thing about fluorescent lamps is that they have a useful life that is between 5 and 10 times longer than an incandescent lamp, saving even more money over a period of years.
The wiring schematic is printed on the label of the ballast. Just make the connections the same as what is shown and the lamps will work.
The link shown below to Wikipedia explains pretty well how a compact fluorescent lamp works.
A Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) is type of energy-saving bulb made from a small glass tube which is filled with mercury vapour. It has a phosphorescent coating on the inside …of the tube which glows when electricity is passed through the mercury vapour causing it to emit ultraviolet light. This is the same mechanism as a standard fluorescent tube light, the only difference in a CFL is that it has a smaller size and is bent so that it can be used in standard light fittings. For more info on energy saving bulbs see this article: http://energy-conservation.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_science_of_energy_saving_bulbs
Yes because it uses 23 w of electric power, which puts it below theusual limit of 60 w or 100 w for table lamps. That limit is setbecause old-fashioned incandescent bulbs like… 60 w or 100 w producea lot of heat and there is a very slight fire risk. A 23 w CFLproduces less than half the heat of an old 60 w bulb so it is quitesafe. There should always be a clear path for air to circulateround any lamp.
Compact fluorescent lamps have made a lot of changes in the lighting sector it is also changed from a fluorescent lamp to compact fluorescent lamps but still it is dependent on the ballast Why?
A ballast is an electrical component used with a fluorescent bulb (or mercury vapor lamp or arc lamp) to conduct electricity at each end of the tube. Compact fluorescent light… bulbs are dependent on ballast because they use a gas to create light. when the gas is excited by electricity, it emits invisible ultraviolet light that hits the white coating inside the fluorescent bulb. The coating changes the ultraviolet light into light you can see.
In Home Electricity
I get mine at Stator Bros. because they sometimes have them on sale for as little as 50 cents each.
In Home Electricity
You don't. The output of a ballast is for one purpose only and that is to operate the lamp that is designed for that ballast. You should be careful with high output ballasts a…s they can draw enough milliamps to lock your muscles up if the current is shorted through you.
In Modification of Old Electrical Work
The ballast sends high voltage to the bulb in order to get the gasto illuminate. It then controls the amount of current necessary.There are many different types of ballast and… they all work alittle differently.
In Home Electricity
Because for the same brightness the bulb uses 80% electric power,which saves money. The lamps also last 8-12 times longer beforethey need replacing.
In Home Electricity
The prices for compact fluorescent lamps vary in price depending on size, where you buy them, and what materials they are made of.