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A physically based fluorescent lamp model for a SPICE or a simulink environment

Holloway, A.J., Tozer, R.C. and Stone, D.A. (2009) A physically based fluorescent lamp model for a SPICE or a simulink environment. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 24 (9). pp. 2101-2110. ISSN 0885-8993


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This paper describes a method of modeling fluorescent lamps. The lamp model can be implemented in all major circuit simulation software packages, an example has been given for SPICE and Simulink. The model is based upon a simplified set of physical equations that gives the model validity over a wider range of operating conditions than current fluorescent lamp SPICE models allow for. The model can be used to model any low-pressure mercury-buffer gas fluorescent lamps by entering key lamp parameters, length, radius, cold-spot temperature, and buffer gas fill pressure. If fill pressure is not known, a default value dependent on lamp radius is used. The model shows good agreement over a wide range of operating frequencies and lamp powers.

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Keywords: Fluorescent lamps; gas discharges; lighting; modeling; simulation; SPICE
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Engineering (Sheffield) > Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2009 10:30
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 21:25
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPEL.2009.2020901
Status: Published
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1109/TPEL.2009.2020901
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/9782

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