Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.


This report illustrates the design of a high frequency electronic ballast prototype for a 26 W compact fluorescent lamp. This design makes use of a specific integrated chip, IR2520D, which is used as a ballast control IC. Computer modeling was used as a proof of concept and its validity was proved by the good agreement among the simulations and the experimental measurements. The luminous flux output of this CFL was observed, evaluated and compared with an equivalent incandescent light bulb.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering