Design and implementation of electronic ballast for fluorescent lamps with low lighting flicker

Yang Sheng Lin, Chun An Cheng, Jiann-Fuh Chen, Tsorng-Juu Liang, Wei Shih Liu

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Abstract

This paper proposes an electronic ballast circuit for fluorescent lamps with low lighting flicker. The electronic ballast with constant-frequency control, in which the DC-bus voltage is fed by a power-factor corrector, has a low-frequency ripple, which can cause lighting flickers in fluorescent lamps. Precise image-detecting systems require lighting sources (such as fluorescent lamps) with low levels of lighting flicker. The presented ballast operates by detecting the DC-bus voltage ripple as a feed-forward signal in order to modulate the switching frequency of the inverter. Thus, the voltage gain of the resonant tank is adjustable. As a result, the lighting flicker caused by the DC-bus voltage ripple can be decreased. Finally, the experimental and simulation results are in agreement, so the functionality of the proposed circuit is verified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - IPEMC 2006
Subtitle of host publicationCES/IEEE 5th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference
Pages1178-1182
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
EventIPEMC 2006: CES/IEEE 5th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2006 Aug 142006 Aug 16

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IPEMC 2006: CES/IEEE 5th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference
Volume2

Other

OtherIPEMC 2006: CES/IEEE 5th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period06-08-1406-08-16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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