Fluorescent Light Ballast
This can be done in compact fluorescent lamps with integrated light ballast electric lamps or linear.Ballast electronics failure is a somewhat random process which follows the standard failure profile for any electronic device. There is a small first peak of early failures by a drop and steady increase in lamp life. The lifetime of the electronics is greatly dependent on the operating temperature, usually two halves for each 10 ° C temperature. The lifetime appointment of the lamp is usually 25 ° C ambient temperature (this can vary by country). The half-life electronics at this temperature is usually larger than this is so not many at this temperature lamps have failed due to faulty electronics. In some installations, the ambient temperature has become clear about this, in which the failure of the electronics may be the predominant failure mechanism. Likewise, will lead to a compact fluorescent lamp base with superior hottest electronics, which could cause shorter half-life (especially with the higher energy available). Electronic ballasts should be developed to close the tube when the emission mix runs as described above. In the case of integral electronic ballasts, since they do not work again, this is sometimes intentional, some component that done to stop the burning process. In most of the strands of compact fluorescent lamps are in series with a small capacitor connected between them. The discharge, once ignited, is parallel with the capacitor and provides a path of least resistance, effectively short-circuiting the capacitor. One of the most common failure modes of cheap lamps from disregard of this capacitor (low voltage, low-cost part) is very prominent in the operation, causing premature failure.