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1994

Eastern Illinois University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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An Analysis Of The Payback Potential Of New Lighting Technology, James L. Cox Jan 1994

An Analysis Of The Payback Potential Of New Lighting Technology, James L. Cox

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Recent, energy saving improvements in lighting technology have been made involving the use of more efficient lamps, silver coated light reflectors, and electronic light ballasts. Research indicates that it is economically feasible to retrofit existing light fixtures to utilize the advantages of these developments. This process consists of the removal of all standard lamps and ballasts in each light fixture, the installation of a highly refined light reflector and the replacement of the existing lamps with brighter, more efficient ones. Standard magnetic ballasts are exchanged for more efficient electronic ballasts. Resulting is a light fixture that produces a comparable amount ...