Materials for incandescent and fluorescent lamps

Knud Aage Thorsen

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    The article gives an overview of the materials systems used for incandescent lamps as well as a brief introduction to the systems used for fluorescent lamps. The materials used for incandescent lamps are doped tungsten used for the filaments, metals and alloys used for terminal and support posts, lead wires and internal reflectors and screens as well as glasses for the envelope. The physics of bulbs and changes in bulbs during use are elucidated. The cost and energy savings and environmental benefits by replacement of incandescent lamps by fluorescent lamps are presented.
    Original languageDanish
    Title of host publicationDansk Metallurgisk Selskabs Vintermøde, Søndervig
    Place of PublicationLyngby
    PublisherDansk Metallurgisk Selskab
    Publication date1996
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    EventWinter Meeting of the Danish Metallurgical Society - Søndervig, Denmark
    Duration: 3 Jan 19965 Jan 1996


    ConferenceWinter Meeting of the Danish Metallurgical Society

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