Accession Number:

ADA273339

Title:

Selecting Effective Fluorescent Lamp and Ballast for Retrofit in the Continental United States

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL ENERGY AND UTILITIES SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Electrical lighting is a major contributor to daytime peak energy demand, accounting for about 30 percent of total electricity consumption in most Army facilities. Some of this energy may be wasted because many existing lighting systems at An-ny Installations use outmoded technologies. While recent technology has improved the energy efficiency of all lighting systems, fluorescent lighting-the most widely used interior building lighting-has shown the greatest efficiency gains. Retrofits using high-efficiency fluorescent lamps and ballasts can yield significant operating cost savings. High-efficiency fluorescent lighting systems are widely available, but current information on their performance characteristics is highly technical and not easily accessible to Army facility managers considering retrofit options. This report provides a single, accessible source that summarizes fluorescent lamp and ballast performance characteristics and outlines selection procedures. Fluorescent lamp, Retrofit, Ballast, Lighting. Energy conservation,

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE