Effects of replacing incandescent lamps with energy saving compact fluroescent lamps

Sharma, R. and Parsons, D. and Sippell, B. (2009) Effects of replacing incandescent lamps with energy saving compact fluroescent lamps. In: 47th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (Solar 2009), 29 Sep-2 Oct 2009, Townsville, Australia.

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The Australian government has introduced a policy to replace all inefficient incandescent lamps with energy saving compact fluorescent lamps by 2010. However, unlike incandescence lamps, compact fluorescent lamps do not draw sinusoidal currents at almost unity power factor. Therefore, implementation of this policy may introduce
serious power quality problems for the power supply authorities. This paper investigates the impact of current harmonics generated by a number of different types of compact fluorescent lamps, commonly available in Australia, on the quality of the conventional supply. Experimental results are presented to show a comparison of the actual energy consumption, power factor, costs, Lumen levels and current harmonics of compact fluorescent lamps and incandescent lamps. These results show that the power quality and the amount of light output from compact fluorescent lamps do not depend on the cost of compact fluorescent lamps. Simulation results are presented using the experimental data to determine the impact of large influx of compact fluorescent lamps on the third harmonic component present neutral current. It is also shown in this paper that direct replacement of incandescent lamps by equivalent wattage compact fluorescent lamps may give rise to safety issues.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. James Cook University. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2010 10:38
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2014 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: incandescent lamps; compact fluorescent; energy saving; power supply; electricity suppliers
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
12 Built Environment and Design > 1201 Architecture > 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850799 Energy Conservation and Efficiency not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/13292

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