Lamp Maintenance Factor of a fluorescent lamp

For the tubular fluorescent lamps T5 and T8 often used for indoor lighting (fig. and fig.) or compact fluorescent lamps with socket 2G11 and external control gear unit (fig.), the lamp maintenance factor LaMF can be determined as the product of lamp lumen maintenance factor LLMF and the lamp survival factor LSF from the corresponding average-value curves.

The diagrams are taken from the 2005 publication "Lebensdauerverhalten von Entladungslampen für die Beleuchtung" ("Service life behaviour of discharge lamps for lighting"), published by the Fachverband Elektrische Lampen (formerly Electrical Lamp Specialists’ Association, today Lighting Division) within ZVEI – Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V. The diagrams are based on a switching rhythm of 11 hours "on" and 1 hour "off".

Figure 1.33: Lamp survival factor LSF (top), lamp lumen maintenance factor LLMF (middle) and lamp maintenance factor LaMF (bottom) for tubular fluorescent T5 lamps from 14 W to 80 W with improved luminous flux behaviour in combination with electronic control gear.

Figure 1.34: Lamp survival factor LSF (top), lamp lumen maintenance factor LLMF (middle) and lamp maintenance factor LaMF (bottom) for tubular fluorescent T8 lamps from 18 W to 58 W with improved luminous flux behaviour in combination with separate, low-loss control gear (left) and separate electronic control gear (right).

Figure 1.35: Lamp survival factor LSF (top), lamp lumen maintenance factor LLMF (middle) and lamp maintenance factor LaMF (bottom) for compact fluorescent lamps from 18 W to 36 W, socket 2G11 in combination with separate, low-loss control gear (left) and separate electronic control gear (right).