Discharge lamp technologies [electronic resource].
- Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1994. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Physical Description:
- pages 201-209 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- University of Wisconsin--Madison and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- This talk is an overview of discharge lamp technology commonly employed in general lighting, with emphasis on issues pertinent to lighting for plant growth. Since the audience is primarily from the plant growth community, and this begins the light source part of the program, we will start with a brief description of the discharge lamps. Challenges of economics and of thermal management make lamp efficiency a prime concern in controlled environment agriculture, so we will emphasize science considerations relating to discharge lamp efficiency. We will then look at the spectra and ratings of some representative lighting products, and conclude with a discussion of technological advance. A general overview of discharge lighting technology can be found in the book of Waymouth (1971). A recent review of low pressure lighting discharge science is found in Dakin (1991). The pioneering paper of Reiling (1964) provides a good introduction to metal halide discharges. Particularly relevant to lighting for plant growth, a recent and thorough treatment of high pressure Na lamps is found in the book by deGroot and vanVliet (1986). Broad practical aspects of lighting application are thoroughly covered in the IES Lighting Handbook edited by Kaufman (1984).
- Published through SciTech Connect., 12/31/1994., "conf-9403214--", "DE95008170", International lighting in controlled environments workshop, Madison, WI (United States), 27-30 Mar 1994., and Dakin, J. [GE Lighting, Cleveland, OH (United States)].
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