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Title: Fluorescent lamp unit with magnetic field generating means

A fluorescent lamp unit having a magnetic field generating means for improving the performance of the fluorescent lamp is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment the fluorescent lamp comprises four longitudinally extending leg portions disposed in substantially quadrangular columnar array and joined by three generally U-shaped portions disposed in different planes. In another embodiment of the invention the magnetic field generating means comprises a plurality of permanent magnets secured together to form a single columnar structure disposed within a centrally located region defined by the shape of lamp envelope. 4 figs.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7269246
Report Number(s):
US 4855635; A
PPN: US 7-172940
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 22 Mar 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; FLUORESCENT LAMPS; DESIGN; MAGNETIC FIELDS; OPERATION; OPTIMIZATION; PERMANENT MAGNETS; LIGHT BULBS; MAGNETS 320106* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Building Equipment-- (1987-)