Current Emissions Generated by Dimmed Lighting Equipment of Different Technologies

Bas ten Have*, Niek Moonen, Frank Leferink

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The use of energy efficient equipment in household situations is increasing. Because of the non-linear and time-invariant behavior of such equipment, conducted electromagnetic interference problems arise. For instance, dimmed light equipment and a speed controlled water pump resulted in interference with static energy meters in previous studies. And the large crest factor, short pulse duration, and fast rising slope of the drawn current were correlated with the interference. Next to this, no strict regulations apply for the emission of dimmers that control the intensity or speed of a load. Therefore, this paper researches the current emissions of dimmed lighting equipment, which is providing situations that are representative to be used in low-voltage networks. This includes different lighting technologies and different dimming principles, i.e. rising and falling edge dimming. It was found that falling edge dimming resulted in the lowest conducted emissions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-7621-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-7622-2
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameAsia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC)
ISSN (Print)2162-7673
ISSN (Electronic)2640-7469


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