Design and Implementation of Dimmable Electronic Ballast for Fluorescent Lamps Based on Power-Dependent Lamp Model

  title={Design and Implementation of Dimmable Electronic Ballast for Fluorescent Lamps Based on Power-Dependent Lamp Model},
  author={Hung-Liang Cheng and Yung-Hsin Huang},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science},
A simple and easy-to-use electric-circuit model for fluorescent lamps is deduced from experimental tests. The lamp arc is modeled as a power-dependent resistance. By incorporating the lamp model with electronic ballast, design equations for dimmable electronic ballasts using half-bridge resonant inverter are derived, and then the dimming operation characteristics can be predicted analytically. Detailed analysis and design of a dimmable electronic-ballast fluorescent-lamp circuit with frequency… 

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