Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 76, Number 1, October 2016
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Section||Plasma, Discharges and Processes|
|Published online||10 October 2016|
Cold starting of fluorescent lamps – part I: a description of the transient regime
Institut für Physik, Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik II, Universität Augsburg, Universitätsstraße 1, 86159 Augsburg, Germany
2 LEDVANCE GmbH (former part of OSRAM AG), Berliner Allee 65, 86136 Augsburg, Germany
3 Central Research & Services Laboratory, OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., 71 Cherry Hill Dr., Beverly, MA 01915, USA
a e-mail: Reinhard.Langer@physik.uni-augsburg.de
Revised: 3 September 2016
Accepted: 5 September 2016
Published online: 10 October 2016
In this paper we give a proposal for the transient behaviour of a cold-started fluorescent lamp, from the generation of the first conductive channel over the normal and abnormal glow discharge and the glow-to-arc (GTA) transition to the arc discharge in the steady state. Starting from the equilibrium voltage-current characteristics of the lamp and considering recent experimental results a qualitative description of the transient regime is developed, which was so far not available in the literature.
© EDP Sciences, 2016
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