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Title: Integrated starting and running amalgam assembly for an electrodeless fluorescent lamp

Abstract

An integrated starting and running amalgam assembly for an electrodeless SEF fluorescent lamp includes a wire mesh amalgam support constructed to jointly optimize positions of a starting amalgam and a running amalgam in the lamp, thereby optimizing mercury vapor pressure in the lamp during both starting and steady-state operation in order to rapidly achieve and maintain high light output. The wire mesh amalgam support is constructed to support the starting amalgam toward one end thereof and the running amalgam toward the other end thereof, and the wire mesh is rolled for friction-fitting within the exhaust tube of the lamp. The positions of the starting and running amalgams on the wire mesh are jointly optimized such that high light output is achieved quickly and maintained, while avoiding any significant reduction in light output between starting and running operation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Schenectady, NY)
  2. (Clifton Park, NY)
  3. (Burnt Hills, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
872033
Patent Number(s):
5847508
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
integrated; starting; running; amalgam; assembly; electrodeless; fluorescent; lamp; sef; wire; mesh; support; constructed; jointly; optimize; positions; optimizing; mercury; vapor; pressure; steady-state; operation; rapidly; achieve; maintain; light; output; rolled; friction-fitting; exhaust; tube; amalgams; optimized; achieved; quickly; maintained; avoiding; significant; reduction; fluorescent lamp; significant reduction; vapor pressure; wire mesh; light output; mercury vapor; running amalgam; steady-state operation; integrated starting; amalgam assembly; /313/

Citation Formats

Borowiec, Joseph Christopher, Cocoma, John Paul, and Roberts, Victor David. Integrated starting and running amalgam assembly for an electrodeless fluorescent lamp. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Borowiec, Joseph Christopher, Cocoma, John Paul, & Roberts, Victor David. Integrated starting and running amalgam assembly for an electrodeless fluorescent lamp. United States.
Borowiec, Joseph Christopher, Cocoma, John Paul, and Roberts, Victor David. Thu . "Integrated starting and running amalgam assembly for an electrodeless fluorescent lamp". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872033.
@article{osti_872033,
title = {Integrated starting and running amalgam assembly for an electrodeless fluorescent lamp},
author = {Borowiec, Joseph Christopher and Cocoma, John Paul and Roberts, Victor David},
abstractNote = {An integrated starting and running amalgam assembly for an electrodeless SEF fluorescent lamp includes a wire mesh amalgam support constructed to jointly optimize positions of a starting amalgam and a running amalgam in the lamp, thereby optimizing mercury vapor pressure in the lamp during both starting and steady-state operation in order to rapidly achieve and maintain high light output. The wire mesh amalgam support is constructed to support the starting amalgam toward one end thereof and the running amalgam toward the other end thereof, and the wire mesh is rolled for friction-fitting within the exhaust tube of the lamp. The positions of the starting and running amalgams on the wire mesh are jointly optimized such that high light output is achieved quickly and maintained, while avoiding any significant reduction in light output between starting and running operation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
}

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