Power Quality in modern lighting: comparison of LED, microLED and CFL lamps

F. G. Montoya, J. Castillo



This paper presents a study for the electric performance of different energy saving lamp types like LED, microLED and Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL), under nominal operating conditions (sinusoidal waveform of 230 Vrms and 50 Hz) along with abnomal conditions such swells, sags,
notch or harmonic distortion in the voltage source. A set of diferent test is also carried out for the selected lamps to determine the power quality values.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 14)
Pages:500-505 Date of Publication: 2016/5/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2016/05/04
REF:373-16 Issue Date: May 2016
DOI:10.24084/repqj14.373 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

F. G. Montoya, J. Castillo
Department of Engineering, Area of Electrical Engineering, EPS. University of Almeria. Spain

Key words

Lighting, Led, CFL, Power Quality, Harmonics


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