Low pressure mercury vapour electronic discharge

The collision is 'inelastic' because a loss of kinetic energy occurs. The coating must be thick enough to capture all the ultraviolet light produced by the mercury arc, but not so thick that the phosphor coating absorbs too much visible light.

Types of High-Intensity Discharge Lamps Mercury vapor lamps Mercury vapor lamps are widely used to light both indoor and outdoor areas such as gymnasiums, factories, department stores, banks, highways, parks, and sports fields.

At radiation below nm oxygen dissociation takes place the oxygen in the air is converted into ozone. The result thereof is that lamps according to the invention start readily at room temperature. Combined with the luminescent materials mentioned above, which are resistant to the action of the radiation generated by the discharge in the relatively narrow tubes, lamps are obtained having a high luminous flux per unit of lamp volume.

Geissler invented the first gas-discharge lamp, the Geissler tubeconsisting of a partially evacuated glass tube with a metal electrode at either end.

LOW PRESSURE MERCURY LAMP FROM THE LEADING EXPERTS

Fluorescent lamp tubes are typically straight and range in length from about millimeters 3. When a high voltage was applied between the electrodes, the inside of the tube lit up with a glow discharge. Tubes need to be mounted near an earthed metal reflector in order for them to strike. The most famous was the evacuated tube used for scientific research by William Crookes.

Manufacturers typically quote lives of 20 years, or as long as the light fitting. Therefore, the choice of lamp material determines whether the radiation source is ozone-free or ozone-producing.

Types[ edit ] Lamps are divided into families based on the pressure of gas in the bulb, below. The end of the lamp envelope where the electrodes are disposed preferably comprises a chromium-iron plate in which the feedthroughs of the electrodes are arranged.

Thus it is not necessary to use a second amalgam which is exclusively used as a starting amalgam, that is to say for rapidly raising the mercury pressure by releasing mercury in a low-pressure mercury vapour discharge lamp according to the invention. In Daniel McFarlan Moore demonstrated lamps 2 to 3 meters 6.

The inside diameter of the inner tube is approximately 7 mm. Neon glowed a brilliant red when used in Geissler tubes. Low pressure emitters deliver the full radiation power almost immediately after they are switched on. A fixed part of the voltage drop is due to the electrodes. Although Edison had lost interest in fluorescent lighting, one of his former employees was able to create a gas-based lamp that achieved a measure of commercial success.

For this, they are coated with a mixture of barium, strontium and calcium oxides chosen to have a low thermionic emission temperature.

Mercury-vapor lamp

These tubes can be identified by a single pin at each end of the tube. Careful control of the grain size of the suspended phosphors is necessary; large grains, 35 micrometers or larger, lead to weak grainy coatings, whereas too many small particles 1 or 2 micrometers or smaller leads to poor light maintenance and efficiency.

APPLICATION GUIDE ON CONTROL GEAR FOR HIGH PRESSURE DISCHARGE (H ID) LAMPS 1. Introduction for mercury vapour lamps, as they will strike at mains voltages.

Electronic control gear characteristics EN Low pressure Sodium Vapour Lamps. is a low-pressure discharge lamp in which ionization of mercury vapor transforms ultraviolet energy generated by the discharge into light Cathode is a tungsten coil coated with electron-emissive material which releases electrons when heated.

In low-pressure mercury-vapor lamps only the lines at nm and nm are present.

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Only the light at nm is usable. Synthetic quartz can be used in the manufacturing to keep the nm light from being absorbed. In medium-pressure mercury-vapor lamps, the lines from – nm are present.

A germicidal lamp uses a low-pressure mercury-vapor glow discharge identical to that in a fluorescent lamp, but the uncoated fused quartz envelope allows ultraviolet radiation to emerge. Fluorescent lamp tubes are typically straight and range in length from about millimeters ( in) for miniature lamps, to meters ( ft) for high-output lamps.

May 02,  · A common discharge lighting luminary for use in an office environment would typically be a low-pressure mercury-vapour electronic discharge (fluorescent) lamp. The lamp is constructed from a hollow glass tube with an aluminium cap at each end.

is a low-pressure discharge lamp in which ionization of mercury vapor transforms ultraviolet energy generated by the discharge into light Cathode is a tungsten coil coated with electron-emissive material which releases electrons when heated.

Low pressure mercury vapour electronic discharge
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