Faculty Advisor

Bitar, Stephen John

Abstract

This project involved the design, construction and testing of a hybrid light bulb that incorporates the benefits of both halogen and fluorescent bulbs. An existing halogen was placed within the spiral of a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) in order to provide light at cold temperatures as well as heating the CFL. A temperature controlled switch was then utilized to transition from the halogen to the CFL when temperatures exceeded a predetermined value. The result is a fluorescent bulb capable of operating in cold environments with increased efficiency and a reduced warm-up time of about a factor of three.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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