Experimental characterization of CFL bulbs for power quality assessment

Pieter Karel Anton van Vugt, R.B. Timens, I.S. Stievano, Frank Bernardus Johannes Leferink, F.G. Canavero

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    This paper presents the results of a systematic set of voltage and current transient measurements aimed at characterizing the electrical behavior of a typical energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulb. The considered device represents a well-known example of a number of nonlinear loads that are now massively used in any house or office building and that are contributing to the degradation of the power quality due to highly distorted current absorptions. The comparison between measured data and the predictions obtained by means of a simplified SPICE equivalent of the device under test concludes the work.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC 2013)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0409-9
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2013
    Event2013 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2013 - Denver - Colorado Convention Center, Denver, United States
    Duration: 5 Aug 20139 Aug 2013

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    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society


    Conference2013 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, EMC 2013
    Abbreviated titleEMC
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • EWI-23672
    • IR-87341
    • METIS-299999

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