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Spectral And Temporal Characteristics Of Light Sources
Author(s): Thomas M. Lemons
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Paper Abstract

The spectral and temperal characteristics of light sources are important considerations to optimize the performance of a lighting system to meet the needs of the receiver. The output of sources varies by wave length and may peak in the ultra violet, visible or infra-red portion of the spectrum. Variations in the supply frequency (dc, 60 hertz, etc) and the wave shaping provided by the ballast needed for some lamps plus the lamp operation characteristics will produce changes in output with time. Proper selection of the lamp and its ballast when required can achieve optimum performance to meet the receiver needs and any added system requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0958, Automotive Displays and Industrial Illumination, (24 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947728
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Thomas M. Lemons, TLA-Lighting Consultants, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0958:
Automotive Displays and Industrial Illumination
B. Jin Chang; Thomas M. Lemons, Editor(s)

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