Accession Number:

ADD018394

Title:

Automatic Alarm for Fluorescent Blinking.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 9 Jun 95, patented 25 Mar 97,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1997-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Alarming mechanism, sounding andor flashing, which signals fluorescent lamp malfunctioning as visibly manifested by flickering. The alarming mechanism according to this invention electrically engages the starter mechanism of a fluorescent lamp and is responsive to current change associated with abnormal flickering. Timely corrective action which is prompted by the alarm may avoid or mitigate one or more deleterious effects of such malfunctioning, energy waste, lamp damage, fire hazard and electronic interference. For many embodiments the alarming mechanism and the starter mechanism are advantageously coupled as a single structural unit.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE