Lamps and Lighting Systems

  • A. F. McKinlay
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 242)


The subject of this Chapter is primarily the physical characteristics, of lamps and in particular their optical radiation emission characteristics. The uses of lamps in general and specialized lighting and in other specific non-lighting applications such as printing, germicidal and tanning applications are also considered. Data on comparative hazard assessment measurements are also presented. A summary of the lighting applications of different types of lamps is presented in table 1.


Fluorescent Lamp Spectral Emission Incandescent Lamp Outer Envelope High Pressure Mercury Lamp 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. McKinlay
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  1. 1.National Radiological Protection BoardChilton, Didcot, OxonUK

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