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Title: Phase II report on energy efficient electronic ballasts for a two-40 watt fluorescent lamp system

Abstract

The Department of Energy (DOE) has established a project aimed at accelerating the commercialization of electronic ballasts. During the Phase I portion of the project a small quantity of ballasts and other hardware were delivered for independent testing. Results verified the claims for energy savings and other unique and advantageous features of the electronic ballast. Phase II, a large scale field demonstration, is reported. The demonstration is being conducted by LBL and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in the PG and E headquarters building in downtown San Fracisco. The test demonstration hardware is being procured. Included are two models of energy saving ballasts; two dimmer systems that show the potential for additional power savings; and, two models of Automatic Emergency Light Systems. Installation of ballasts and the beginning of actual test operations were originally scheduled for February 1978. However, slippages in hardware deliveries have caused a three-month delay. Testing at PG and E is now scheduled to begin in June 1978. Even though broad scale results from the Phase II demonstration at PG and E are not yet available, performance and versatility advantages of the electronic ballast have been demonstrated. They offer a clear incentive to the industry formore » development and production of reliable hardware that will be competitively saleable on a long term cost-of-lighting basis.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Iota Engineering, Inc., Tucson, AZ (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6762367
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6762367
Report Number(s):
LBL-7871; EEB-L-78-03
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; FLUORESCENT LAMPS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; LIGHTING SYSTEMS; ENERGY CONSERVATION; PERFORMANCE TESTING; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; LIGHT BULBS; TESTING 320100* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Buildings

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Not Available. Phase II report on energy efficient electronic ballasts for a two-40 watt fluorescent lamp system. United States: N. p., 1978. Web. doi:10.2172/6762367.
Not Available. Phase II report on energy efficient electronic ballasts for a two-40 watt fluorescent lamp system. United States. doi:10.2172/6762367.
Not Available. Sat . "Phase II report on energy efficient electronic ballasts for a two-40 watt fluorescent lamp system". United States. doi:10.2172/6762367. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6762367.
@article{osti_6762367,
title = {Phase II report on energy efficient electronic ballasts for a two-40 watt fluorescent lamp system},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {The Department of Energy (DOE) has established a project aimed at accelerating the commercialization of electronic ballasts. During the Phase I portion of the project a small quantity of ballasts and other hardware were delivered for independent testing. Results verified the claims for energy savings and other unique and advantageous features of the electronic ballast. Phase II, a large scale field demonstration, is reported. The demonstration is being conducted by LBL and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in the PG and E headquarters building in downtown San Fracisco. The test demonstration hardware is being procured. Included are two models of energy saving ballasts; two dimmer systems that show the potential for additional power savings; and, two models of Automatic Emergency Light Systems. Installation of ballasts and the beginning of actual test operations were originally scheduled for February 1978. However, slippages in hardware deliveries have caused a three-month delay. Testing at PG and E is now scheduled to begin in June 1978. Even though broad scale results from the Phase II demonstration at PG and E are not yet available, performance and versatility advantages of the electronic ballast have been demonstrated. They offer a clear incentive to the industry for development and production of reliable hardware that will be competitively saleable on a long term cost-of-lighting basis.},
doi = {10.2172/6762367},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {7}
}