Lighting Research Center

Advancing the effective use of light for society and the environment

Rensselaer Home Page


LRC Sponsorship Levels Table

Dimming T8 Fluorescent System Problems
Lighting Diagnostics Title:  Dimming T8 Fluorescent System Problems
Date:  2006
Author(s):  Keith Toomey
Number of Pages:  4
Download view-only PDF  
Download printable PDF  


A major retail chain encountered problems, including early lamp failure, with some of its dimming fluorescent lighting systems. This issue of Lighting Diagnostics summarizes the problems encountered and the evaluation and findings of the NLPIP Lighting Diagnostics team sent to investigate. The investigators determined several problems relating to the lamps, ballasts, luminaires, lamp holders, and the installations themselves.

Contact Us | Privacy | © 1995-2020 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180 USA - All rights reserved