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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Electrodeless Induction Lighting

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Sourin Bhattacharya, Imran Hossain Sardar, Subarna Roy and Sudipta Majumder



Electrodeless Lamps, Sulphur Lamps, Discharge Lamps, Fluorescent Induction Lamps, Plasma Lamps, Horticultural Lighting.



This paper reviews the current technology and usage trends of electrodeless fluorescent induction lamps and sulphur lamps. Induction lamps abide by the principle of electromagnetic induction. Visible light is generated by phosphor coating in case of fluorescent lamps and by sulphur molecules in case of sulphur lamps. The processes of light generation, spectral power characteristics, application areas, advantages and disadvantages in their utilization and the future scope of utility improvement are hereby briefly discussed and summarized.



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