Increasing Fixture Efficiency with Convective Venting in Compact Fluorescent Downlights

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Date Published

04/1993

LBNL Report Number

LBL-33792

Abstract

Recessed downlights are one of the most popular fixtures used for lighting commercial buildings. The vast majority of these fixture use incandescent lamps in sizes ranging from 50 to 150W. Because cost and energy efficiency are a growing concern in the lighting design process, fixtures using compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) have made significant inroads into the incandescent market. While providing high efficiency, these fixtures also reduce operating cost. CFLs have an efficacy about four times that of incandescent lamps; they also last about 10 times longer, thus providing maintenance savings.

Conference Name

Annual Association of Energy Engineers Conference

Year of Publication

1993

Conference Location

Anaheim, CA

Call Number

LBL-33792