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Title: Heat transfer assembly for a fluorescent lamp and fixture

Abstract

In a lighting fixture including a lamp and a housing, a heat transfer structure is disclosed for reducing the minimum lamp wall temperature of a fluorescent light bulb. The heat transfer structure, constructed of thermally conductive material, extends from inside the housing to outside the housing, transferring heat energy generated from a fluorescent light bulb to outside the housing where the heat energy is dissipated to the ambient air outside the housing. Also disclosed is a method for reducing minimum lamp wall temperatures. Further disclosed is an improved lighting fixture including a lamp, a housing and the aforementioned heat transfer structure.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Richmond, CA
  2. Berkeley, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868611
Patent Number(s):
5174646
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Berkeley, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F21 - LIGHTING F21V - FUNCTIONAL FEATURES OR DETAILS OF LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEMS THEREOF
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F21 - LIGHTING F21Y - INDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES F21K, F21L, F21S and F21V, RELATING TO THE FORM OR THE KIND OF THE LIGHT SOURCES OR OF THE COLOUR OF THE LIGHT EMITTED
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
heat; transfer; assembly; fluorescent; lamp; fixture; lighting; including; housing; structure; disclosed; reducing; minimum; wall; temperature; light; bulb; constructed; thermally; conductive; material; extends; inside; outside; transferring; energy; generated; dissipated; ambient; air; method; temperatures; improved; aforementioned; lighting fixture; transferring heat; fluorescent lamp; fluorescent light; ambient air; heat energy; conductive material; heat transfer; thermally conductive; lamp wall; minimum lamp; transfer assembly; wall temperature; transfer structure; energy generated; fixture including; improved light; /362/313/

Citation Formats

Siminovitch, Michael J, Rubenstein, Francis M, and Whitman, Richard E. Heat transfer assembly for a fluorescent lamp and fixture. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Siminovitch, Michael J, Rubenstein, Francis M, & Whitman, Richard E. Heat transfer assembly for a fluorescent lamp and fixture. United States.
Siminovitch, Michael J, Rubenstein, Francis M, and Whitman, Richard E. Wed . "Heat transfer assembly for a fluorescent lamp and fixture". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868611.
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title = {Heat transfer assembly for a fluorescent lamp and fixture},
author = {Siminovitch, Michael J and Rubenstein, Francis M and Whitman, Richard E},
abstractNote = {In a lighting fixture including a lamp and a housing, a heat transfer structure is disclosed for reducing the minimum lamp wall temperature of a fluorescent light bulb. The heat transfer structure, constructed of thermally conductive material, extends from inside the housing to outside the housing, transferring heat energy generated from a fluorescent light bulb to outside the housing where the heat energy is dissipated to the ambient air outside the housing. Also disclosed is a method for reducing minimum lamp wall temperatures. Further disclosed is an improved lighting fixture including a lamp, a housing and the aforementioned heat transfer structure.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
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