An analysis of diversity factors applied to harmonic emission limits for energy saving lamps

V. Cuk, J.F.G. Cobben, W.L. Kling, R.B. Timens

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    An experimental investigation of diversity factors for CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) in combination with LED (light emitting diode) lamps is presented in this paper. Diversity factors were calculated for different configurations of lamps connected to the same feeder in one phase. It was found that the presence of LED lamps with a high apparent power input can lead to considerable damping of harmonics. If the number of CFLs is much greater, this effect was found as very low. Harmonic emission limits for lamps were also analyzed. A conclusion has been made that with a sufficient variety of energy saving lamps phasing out of incandescent lamps should not significantly impact the resultant harmonic distortion.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication14th International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power (ICHQP 2010)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7245-1
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2010
    Event14th International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power, ICHQP 2010 - Bergamo, Italy
    Duration: 26 Sep 201029 Sep 2010

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    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society


    Conference14th International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power, ICHQP 2010
    Other26-29 Sept 2010


    • METIS-271078
    • IR-73766
    • Lamps
    • EWI-18617
    • Power quality
    • Power system harmonics
    • Standards
    • Attenuation

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