How Do Fluorescent Lights Work?


Fluorescent lights work in a sequential process. When a voltage is applied to the circuit, the starter allows current to flow through the electrodes of the tube. The current causes the starter's contacts to heat up and open, thus interrupting the flow of current. This causes an increase in voltage in the inductor causing the tube to light.
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1. Walk through your home and note the kinds of activities that take place in each room, whether it is handiwork, cooking, TV-watching, or some combination of activities. 2. Decide
A fluorescent lightbulb is a glass tube (even the bulb-shaped ones) lined with a special phosphor coating; the tube is filled with a mixture of mercury vapor and neon or argon gas
When you turn the lamp on, the current flows through the electrical...
1. Locate and inspect the circuit breaker. Most circuit breaker boxes are in basements or utility closets. Double check that the breaker has not been tripped off. 2. Inspect the fluorescent
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How Do Fluorescent Lights Work?
Fluorescent lighting has been used in large commercial buildings for years because even though the start-up cost is more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, the operating cost is considerably lower. New advances in fluorescent technology have... More »
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Fluorescent lights work by using a phosphorus coated glass tube that interacts with the gasses that are forced inside. These gasses are called argon. A drop of mercury is also used. You can find more info at:
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