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Common White Light Sources

  • Talha ErdemEmail author
  • Hilmi Volkan Demir
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Abstract

In this Chapter we describe the features of common light sources. We first present the spectral features of the sun and discuss its colorimetric properties. Next, we summarize the properties of traditional light sources including incandescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, and high-pressure sodium lamps. Subsequently, we discuss the white light-emitting diodes of various types.

Keywords

Sun Incandescent lamps Fluorescent lamps High-pressure sodium lamps LEDs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cavendish LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and School of Materials Science and EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (UNAM)Bilkent UniversityÇankayaTurkey

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