Lighting Basics: Measuring Light
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Lighting Basics: Light Controls
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Lighting Basics: Ballasts and Drivers
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Lighting Basics: Types of Light Sources
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What most people usually call bulbs or globes are known in the lighting industry as Light Sources or lamps. The original lamps were the Edison Bulbs, which are now available in LED, reviving the vintage look in an energy efficient LED. Today, most types of older technology lamps are being phased out and replace by LED. Some are still available though. Below are common types of lamps. Arc Lamp: Also called a discharge lamp, or an arc discharge lamp, this is a lightsource containing an arc. Compact Fluorescent (CFL): As the name indicates this is a smaller or more compact version of fluorescent...
Lighting Basics: Lamp Terminology
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Light Sources are also referred to as lamps in the industry and as bulbs by most people. The original lamp or artificial light source was the incandescent or standard bulb invented by Thomas Edison in the 1870’s. Since then a wide range of other lamps have been introduced from Halogen to HID to compact fluorescents and now LED bulbs. Below we cover some basic terminology. Lamp Terminology Arc Length: In High Intensity Discharge lamps, arc length is the distance between the electrode tips, which represents the physical length of the electricaldischarge. Arc Tube: An envelope that contains the arc of a discharge light source; it isusually made...