Energy Efficient Alternatives to Halogen Torchieres

TitleEnergy Efficient Alternatives to Halogen Torchieres
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsErik Page, Michael J Siminovitch, Linsey Marr, Jeffrey C Mitchell
JournalJournal of the Illuminating Engineering Society

A series of novel energy efficient torchiere systems have been developed using compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). These systems were studied photometrically and compared with the performance of traditional commercially available tungsten halogen sources. Gonio-photometric data and power assessments indicate that significant lighting energy savings can be obtained by utilizing CFL sources instead of standard tungsten halogen sources. This energy savings is jointly due to the higher source efficacy of the CFLs and the surprisingly poor performance of the imported 300 Watt halogen lamps. Experimental data shows that a 50 to 60 Watt CFL will effectively lumen match a variety of 300 Watt tungsten halogen sources with 5 to 10 times the efficacy. CFL torchieres have additional benefits of higher power quality and cooler lamp operating temperature, making them safer fixtures.


Presented at the 1997 Annual Conference of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

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