Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are versatile and energy efficient when compared to the conventional light sources. LEDs represent a transformational change in how light is produced. However, there are significant differences between conventional lighting sources and LEDs in terms of voltage and current operating requirements which may affect the power quality (PQ) of AC mains. Therefore, this paper investigates one of the main PQ related harmonic generations from LED bulbs available in the market. It is done by conducting laboratory tests on various LED lamps and tapping the load current behaviour under different conditions. Then frequency domain analysis is performed to investigate the generated harmonics. Harmonic levels of different wattage, combinations of various LED bulbs and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) are experimentally evaluated and compared. The results show that most of the LED lamps produce high level of harmonics and it is comparable with respect to harmonics generated from CFLs.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Sciences Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
- LED lamps
- Power quality
- Total harmonic distortion
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