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Electromagnetic Fields Radiated by Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent Lamps

Antunes, M.A. ; Oliveira, Oliveira,C. ; Sebastião, D.S. ; Ladeira, D. ; Carpinteiro, G.C. ; Correia, L. M. ; Fernandes, C. A.

Electromagnetic Fields Radiated by Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent Lamps, Proc Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. - - -, May, 2009.

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Abstract
In the scope of the monIT Project, it was found that fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps are also important sources of radiation. More than increasing EMF levels in a particular environment, the radiation from ballasts may cause electronic interference with other devices. Two different lamps are analysed, in terms of both their radiated frequency spectrum and their compliance with European EMF recommended exposure levels. As expected, the analysis of results shows that, in the immediate vicinity of a lamp, EMF levels radiated by lighting devices depend on the lamp power. Finally, one can conclude that EMF emissions from both lamps are in compliance with the EMF reference thresholds.