Amplitude modulation of light from various sources
1994 (English)In: Lighting Research and Technology, ISSN 1477-1535, E-ISSN 1477-0938, Vol. 26, no 3, 157-160 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This work was done to obtain basic knowledge about various light sources and specially about light modulation, or flicker. The study showed that the modulation of light varied a lot between different ordinary light sources. In general the 100 Hz component in the flickering light dominated. For incandescent lights the modulation increased with decreasing power and was in the range 10-22%. Light from the tungsten-halogen lamps had 2-6% modulation. The most common light sources (single-colour fluorescent light) had a modulation of about 20%. Fluorescent tubes with better colour rendering (full-colour fluorescent and full-colour special fluorescent tubes) had a higher modulation, 30-40%, while light from high-frequency (HF) fluorescent tubes had a modulation of 0.9%. Light from conventional compact fluorescent tubes had a modulation degree of about 44%, and for HF compact fluorescent tubes it was 2-7%. Modulation of light from HF compact fluorescent tubes had a tendency to decrease with increasing tube size. The modulation of light from discharge lamps was in the range of 52% up to 100% and the curve form of the light from low pressure sodium vapour lamp (100% modulation) contained several high frequency components.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 1994. Vol. 26, no 3, 157-160 p.
Environmental Health and Occupational Health
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-99026DOI: 10.1177/096032719402600305OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-99026DiVA: diva2:785312