The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Looking for older post
by Admin
01/20/17 11:05 PM
Unsafe Situations
by Trumpy
01/20/17 09:46 PM
Safety at heights?
by Trumpy
01/20/17 09:13 PM
Webmaster > Admin
by Trumpy
01/20/17 08:29 PM
Live Chat Feature
by Admin
01/20/17 07:36 PM
New in the Gallery:
Desk-mounted "power-board"
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 35
HotLine1 20
Trumpy 17
Ruben Rocha 17
gfretwell 15
Who's Online
2 registered (Admin, Trumpy), 162 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#18778 - 12/14/02 10:21 AM Dimming Fluorescent Lights
Fredmeister Offline
Member

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 23
Loc: Beacon, NY, US
How do you feel about dimmable fluorescent fixtures and how (where) do you use them?

What kind of system works best for Daylight Dimming?

Ever use Fluorescent Lights in a restaurant?

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#18779 - 12/14/02 07:12 PM Re: Dimming Fluorescent Lights
Trumpy Online   content


Member

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8558
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Personally, the use of dimmable Fluorescent
lamps, is OK, but, it really depends on how long(over a 24/7 period), that they are going to be held at a dimmed level, as the
HF ballast is not meant to be run at a large level of dimming for long periods.
Also depends on what type of tubes you are dimming too.
Daylight dimming is a good way of reducing
the cost of running a large bank of Fluoro's,
during the day, as long as the equipment is allowed to run at full voltage for at least an hour each day, or the life of the tubes and ballasts, will be drastically shortened.
With respect to lighting a Restaurant, by F/lighting, it really depends on what sort of restaurant, it is, fluorescent light does not lend itself to being the most romantic of lighting forms.
_________________________
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

Top


ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals