Faculty Advisor

Emanuel, Alexander E.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2007

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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