What type of a ballast do compact fluorescent lamps use?
a compact electronic ballast in the base of the lamp
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You can buy dimmable compact fluorescent bulbs at virtually any hardware store these days. Just make sure that the package says that they're dimmable. They're quite a bit more expensive than either standard incandescents or regular compact fluorescents, but they'll save you money over the standard i…ncandescent bulbs in a pretty short time period as well as lasting 10-12 times longer. You certainly do not need to buy any expensive specialized dimmer switches to do this. incorrect, there IS a special dimmer for dimmable CFLs and LEDs. yes, you do need to make sure you get dimmable leds or cfls. but you DO need the right dimmer. ( Full Answer )
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 ( Full Answer )
Yes, but... . Well, they sell 3-way compact fluorescent bulbs, but they're quite a bit more expensive; up to 20 dollars a bulb!...Harder to find as well, since many people (myself included) debate whether the purchase is worth it. I've made the switch w/ all but my three-way lamp. Anyway, using a… one-way cf bulb will pose the same problems as using an incandescent one-way as far as electrical fire hazards.. Hope that helps!. See the answer to the Related Question by clicking the link shown below. ( Full Answer )
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 incandescent 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.. ( Full Answer )
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Typical prices in the UK in 2008 are used in this answer only to illustrate the method of calculation needed to answer this question.. To make a comparison for wherever you live, just substitute your own local currency and costs for the particular lamps you want to use (lamp purchase prices, cost o…f labour for lamp replacement and unit costs for electrical energy) and then you just have to do all the calculations!. Any total money savings will depend on several things:. - how much a lamp is used over a particular period of time. - the purchase price of the lamp. - the cost of installing/replacing the lamp.. In a domestic "home" environment it is often assumed that the labour needed to replace a lamp costs nothing - unless, of course, you actually have to pay someone to help you to do it.. But in any office, shop, factory or similar "business" environment there will definitely be a labour cost.. For simplicity a very low labour cost to replace a lamp has been assumed in the calculations below, but this is only an estimate: it would have to be adjusted to take into account the actual costs of labour for the time needed to replace lamps at each site.. Assumptions used in making the comparison: - an overall five year period of lamp use - a typical business use environment of (say) 5 days per week for (say) 50 weeks per year - a labour cost to make the replacement of (say) Â£2 per lamp - a 60 Watt Type R80 Reflector Conventional Incandescent Lamp (CIL) costs Â£1 and has a typical life of 1000 hours - a 15 Watt Type R80 Reflector Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) having similar light output to the 60 Watt CIL, costs Â£15 and has a typical life of 5000 hours - mains electrical energy costs Â£0.10 per unit kiloWatt-hour (kWh). Scenario A - Average lamp usage 1 hour/day. First compare the basic purchase price and labour costs associated with replacing the lamps over a period of 5 years.. 60 Watt CIL: Total use over 5 years: 1hr/day x 5 days/week x 50 weeks/year x 5 years = 1250 hours. You would therefore need to buy 2 CILs, each lasting 1000 hours. Cost Â£1 each to buy plus, for each lamp, a Â£2 labour cost to fit it. Total CIL lamp purchase and installation cost over 5 years: Â£6.. 15 Watt CFL Typical lamp life: 5000 hours over 5 years You would therefore need to buy 1 CFL. Cost Â£15 each to buy plus, for each lamp, a Â£2 labour cost to fit it. Total CFL lamp purchase and installation cost over 5 years: Â£17.. Now compare energy usage over 5 years:. 60 Watt CIL: (60Watts) x (1 hour/day) x (250 days/year) x (5 years) = 75,000 Watt-hours = 75kWh. At (say) 10 pence per kWh the CIL would use Â£7.50 worth of energy over the 5 year period.. 15 Watt CFL: (15Watts) x (1 hours/day) x (250 days/year) x (5 years) = 18,750 Watt-hours = 18.75kWh. At (say) 10 pence per kWh the CFL would use Â£1.875 worth of energy over the 5 year period.. Now compare the overall total costs:. 60 Watt CIL: Buy-in price and labour costs Â£6 + energy Â£7.50 = Â£13.50 total cost.. 15 Watt CFL: Buy-in price and labour costs Â£17 + energy Â£1.875 = Â£18.875 total cost. So, with 1 hour/day average daily use, over a period of 5 years, using a CFL costs more money overall than using a CIL. The extra cost is: (Â£18.875 - Â£13.50) = Â£5.375 which is (Â£5.375/Â£13.50) = about a 40% extra money cost.. Scenario B - Average lamp usage 4 hours/day . First compare the basic buy-in price and labour costs associated with replacing the lamps over a period of 5 years.. Total use over 5 years: 4hr/day x 5 days/week x 50 weeks/year x 5 years = 5000 hours . You would therefore need to buy 5 CILs, each having a life of 1000 hours, or 1 CFL having a life of 5000 hours.. 60 Watt CIL: 5 lamps at Â£1 each plus, for each lamp, a Â£2 labour cost to fit it. Total CIL lamp purchase and installation costs over 5 years: Â£15.. 60 Watt CFL: Cost Â£15 each to buy plus, for each lamp, a Â£2 labour cost to fit it. Total CFL lamp purchase and installation costs over 5 years: Â£17.. Now compare energy usage over 5 years:. 60 Watt CIL: (60Watts) x (4 hours/day) x (250 days/year) x (5 years) = 300,000 Watt-hours = 300kWh. At (say) 10 pence per kWh the CIL would use Â£30 worth of energy over the 5 year period.. 15 Watt CFL: (15Watts) x (4 hours/day) x (250 days/year) x (5 years) = 75,000 Watt-hours = 75kWh. At (say) 10 pence per kWh the CFL would use Â£7.50 worth of energy over the 5 year period.. Now compare the overall total costs:. 60 Watt CIL: Buy-in price and labour costs Â£15 + energy Â£30 = Â£45 total cost.. 15 Watt CFL: Buy-in price and labour costs Â£17 + energy Â£7.50 = Â£24.50 total cost. So, with 4 hours/day average daily use, the money saved by using CFLs instead of CILs over a period of 5 years is Â£45 - Â£24.50 = Â£20.50. This is a money saving of Â£20.50/Â£45 = about 45% money saving.. Scenario C - Average lamp usage 8 hours/day . First compare the basic buy-in price and labour costs associated with replacing the lamps over a period of 5 years.. Total use over 5 years: 8hr/day x 5 days/week x 50 weeks/year x 5 years = 10,000 hours. 60 Watt CIL: You would need to install 10 lamps lasting 1000 hours each at a cost of Â£1 each to buy plus, for each lamp, a Â£2 labour cost for fitting it. Total CIL lamp purchase and installation cost over 5 years: Â£30.. 15 Watt CFL: You would need to use 2 lamps each lasting 5000 hours at a cost of Â£15 each to buy plus, for each lamp, a Â£2 labour cost for fitting it. Total CFL lamp purchase and installation cost over 5 years: Â£34.. Now compare energy usage over 5 years:. 60 Watt CIL: (60Watts) x (8 hours/day) x (250 days/year) x (5 years) = 600,000 Watt-hours = 600kWh. At (say) 10 pence per kWh the CIL would use Â£60 worth of energy over the 5 year period.. 15 Watt CFL: (15Watts) x (8 hours/day) x (250 days/year) x (5 years) = 150,000 Watt-hours = 150kWh. At (say) 10 pence per kWh the CFL would use Â£15 worth of energy over the 5 year period.. Now compare the overall total costs:. 60 Watt conventional: Buy-in price and labour costs Â£30 + energy Â£60 = Â£90 total cost.. 15 Watt CFL: Buy-in price and labour costs Â£34 + energy Â£15 = Â£49 total cost. So, with 8 hours/day average daily use, the money saved by using a CFL instead of a CIL over 5 years is Â£90 - Â£49 = Â£41. This is a money saving of Â£41/Â£90 = about 45% money saving.. ( Full Answer )
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.
Can you use a regular compact fluorescent bulb in a 2-way desk lamp ie it has 'I' and 'II' brightness levels?
The GE website says the following regarding 3-way lamps: "GE does make CFL bulbs for use in 3-way lamps. Check the package for this application. If a regular CFL is use in a 3-way switch, it will work on the middle (medium) setting and it should not damage the bulb. The 3-way switch does not alte…r the performance of the bulb." There don't appear to be 2-way CFLs in existence, so I don't know what this means for a 2-way lamp. Will it damage the bulb (ballast?) to be using a regular CFL in a 2-way? How would it actually work in that situation? I don't know because I don't understand the mechanics of a CFL and how these 2-brightness lights work. Hopefully someone else can shed some light! (ha) ( Full Answer )
A compact fluorescent lamp is a miniaturized conventional fluorescent tube packaged with an integral ballast on a standard light bulb base so it can be installed into most types of lighting fixture. For more information click on the Related Link and the Related Questions below.
Fluorescent lamps can be used in the District of Columbia. If you were really asking if they can be supplied with direct current, the answer is yes, but they really don't like it. They prefer to be supplied with alternating current, or AC, so you'd have to "chop" the DC or use it to drive an inve…rter, which will change the DC into AC. There are florescent lamps and CFL's made specifically for 12 and 48 VDC applications available through specialty alternative energy stores. ( Full Answer )
Is it a myth that leaving compact fluorescent lamps on rather than switching them off and on when needed uses more energy and is worse for the environment?
Leaving the lamps on 24/7 uses more energy than turning them on only when needed.. It is equally true to say:. A) It is not a myth that leaving incandescent filament lamps on 24/7, rather than switching them off and on when needed, uses more energy and is therefore worse for the environment.. B) …Using incandescent filament lamps instead of compact fluorescent lamps always uses more energy and is therefore worse for the environment. This remains true whether they are left on 24/7 or switched on and off when needed.. If you switch the light off and on once each minute (or less), then there might be a case for leaving them on. Not only will they last longer, but the power lost to get them up to temperature will be reduced. ( Full Answer )
Not recommended. It would work but shorten lamp life and may cause risk of fire. However, if you just wanted to check a lamp was capable of striking it would be ok for a few minutes. I've done the opposite in the past and used a 150w lamp with a 100w ballast. Works, but not good for any of the compo…nents, including lamp. ( Full Answer )
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. ( Full Answer )
Is there a danger of using higher watt compact fluorescent bulbs in a lamp for example 100 watt equivalent vs 60 watt equivalent?
Not in the least, and you will still save money. A 100W equivalent will use only 20 to 25 watts, well below the 60W rating of your fixture. Much of the 60W used by the incandecent bulb is dissipated in heat. This is where the danger in over-watting fixtures lies.
"Compact fluorescent lamps" (or, more commonly CFLs) sold direct to consumers for installation in a standard screw-in socket have an integral ballast built into the base. The ballast converts and controls the line voltage from the socket to properly drive the fluorescent lamp. Ballasts are generally… fairly complex circuitry. All fluorescent lamps require a ballast. However, most lamps used commercially ("ordinary fluorescent lamps") do not have the ballasts built into them; rather, the ballasts are hidden somewhere in the fixture. ( Full Answer )
A high output lamp with a dc recessed base connected to a high output -10 degree ballast. Anything else will not work properly in cold weather.
It is required to make the lamp conduct electricity. And when it does the mercury then radiates ultraviolet light and this in turn makes the coating inside the lamp glow. Usually white..... but any color is possible.
You should be able to use a self ballasted lamp in a regular socket safely as long as you do not exceed the wattage recommendations of the fixture. Self Ballasted simply means that the electronics to drive the flourescent bulb are all contained withing the packaging of the lamp. I hope this cleared …up the question. Ben M.. You should be able to use a self ballasted lamp in a regular socket safely as long as you do not exceed the wattage recommendations of the fixture. Self Ballasted simply means that the electronics to drive the flourescent bulb are all contained withing the packaging of the lamp. I hope this cleared up the question. Ben M. ( Full Answer )
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.
Electronic ballasts are more efficient than magnetic ones. They use less power, generate less heat, and are quieter. They are also more expensive up front.
sparks occur when the electrons are excited. This can happen by givong energy to electrons. Instead of city voltage, the magnetic fields or electromagnetic waves in air could give that energy.
The link shown below to Wikipedia explains pretty well how a compact fluorescent lamp works.
You can not use a regular light bulb in a self ballasted lamp because the lamp is some type of florescent light and a regular ligh bulb is incandescent. The ballast itself will tell you what kind of bulb it will run as well as somewhere else on the lamp.
Fluorescent electronic ballasts have a voltage to amperage ratio chart on their face. Use this chart by selecting the voltage you are using and the corresponding amperage, then multiply the two numbers together for your wattage. Some fixtures come with more than one ballast, so you will need to take… the wattage of all applicable ballasts for any given fixture to obtain the total wattage for the fixture. ( Full Answer )
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 t…he 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 ( Full Answer )
Should be fine as long as the ballast is compatible with the 20 W lamp.
required to make the lamp conduct electricity & mercury radiates ultraviolet light turn makes coating inside lamp to glow.
The purpose is twofold. First it is a transformer which steps up the voltage to an amount that will operate the lamp. Secondly it acts as a resistance for the lamp. Without it the flourescent lamp would keep increasing current flow until it would completely burn itself out.
The answer is simply100 Watts. The Wattage rating of electric light bulbs is just the amount of electricity they consume. So a 60 Watt bulb would take 60 Watts of electricity. In fact, if you could buy a 100 Watt CFL, it would have the light output equivalent to about eight 100 Watt conventional (in…candescent) light bulbs. ( Full Answer )
I take it you are referring to a screw in compact fluorescent lamp, am I right? If it screws in the socket and does not touch the metal with the glass part then it was made for the lamp. To see various size CFL lamps for lamps for any light socket visit Bright Commercial Lighting Facebook page. Orde…r the size that will fit your lamp to see better and save energy to. ( Full Answer )
you can wire the flourescent light without ballast with the same connection instead of ballast ,just put a momentary switch ,or push button switch thru the ballast connection ,you just push for a few seconds when the light is already bright release the switch. by Jojo snaker oz- 7
To answer this question the voltage has to be given. I = W/E. Amps = Watts/Voltage.
The wiring schematic for this connection should be printed on the label of the ballast. If it isn't there then more information is needed to answer this question. Type of fixture and voltage of fixture would help.
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 ol…d 60 w bulb so it is quitesafe. There should always be a clear path for air to circulateround any lamp. ( Full Answer )
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 invi…sible ultraviolet light that hits the white coating inside the fluorescent bulb. The coating changes the ultraviolet light into light you can see. ( Full Answer )
In colder climates a special ballast and lamps have to be used. These are known as cold start ballasts. The cost is much greater using fluorescent fixtures than HID fixtures and the light output is much less.
40 watts is 40 watts, that is what you are paying for. However, an incandescent bulb uses the 40 watts to make light and heat. The compact bulbs make more light and less heat for the same wattage. To actually save, choose a lower wattage that will give acceptable light levels.
I get mine at Stator Bros. because they sometimes have them on sale for as little as 50 cents each.
No you can't. You can use a metal halide lamp of the exact wattage of the original mercury lamp. You cannot vary on wattage at all.
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 as they can draw enough milliamps to lock your muscles up if the current is shorted through you.
One can purchase cheap dimmable compact fluorescent lamps from various retailers. The website lamps-on-line offers such lamps and ebay is always a good place to find them.
Other than the compact fluorescent lamp saving light, it's design also causes it to have a much longer lifespan than the regular light. A compact fluorescent lamp lasts about 6,000-15,000 whereas 750-1,000.
A 20 watt CFL may fit into the 60-watt standard. But you should never fit one higher than the 60-watt, due to such a high fire hazard. It's not exactly the wattage but the heat coming from the bulb, so keep in mind not to go any higher than 60.
Compact fluorescent lights are used in place of incandescent lights, but use one-fifth or one-third of the electrical power. They also last about ten times longer, making them very efficient for lighting rooms.
It is not a fluorescent tube that is voltage rated, it is a ballast that is used to raise the secondary voltage to fire the tube. If your working voltage is 110 volt and the voltage required for the ballast is 110 volts then the tube should work in the fixture. You can not apply 220 volts to a 110 v…olt ballast as it will destroy the ballast. ( Full Answer )
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.
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.
Yes, there is an excitation current that flows through the primary side of the transformer which is located in the magnetic ballast's casing.
The prices for compact fluorescent lamps vary in price depending on size, where you buy them, and what materials they are made of.