The authors derived an analytical relationship between rms tube current and input power for various capacitances of the external electrode part and measured their effective capacitances in an external electrode fluorescent lamp. From the fitting derived relation in the measured data, the reliability of the authors' derivation was certain and effective capacitances were measured. Consequently, it is confirmed that the derived relationship is very useful in estimating the effective capacitance of the external electrode part for any shape of glass tube and electrodes during the lamp operation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)