Chapter N

Characteristics of particular sources and loads


Lighting circuits

From Electrical Installation Guide

A source of comfort and productivity, lighting represents 15% of the quantity of electricity consumed in industry and 40% in buildings. The quality of lighting (light stability and continuity of service) depends on the quality of the electrical energy thus consumed. The supply of electrical power to lighting networks has therefore assumed great importance.

To help with their design and simplify the selection of appropriate protection devices, an analysis of the different lamp technologies is presented. The distinctive features of lighting circuits and their impact on control and protection devices are discussed. Recommendations relative to the difficulties of lighting circuit implementation are given.

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