Technical Information Bulletin

Spectral Power Distributions of SYLVANIA
Fluorescent Lamps

Introduction

The spectral emission from a 405 nm, 436 nm, 546 nm, and wavelength, the area under the
fluorescent lamp is a combina- 578 nm. It should be noted that new curve would be proportion-
tion of two forms: (1) the power from the mercury lines in al to lumens.
continuous spectrum emitted the visible spectrum represents Tables, page 23, summarize the
by the phosphor coating on the only a few percent of the lumen power in various arbitrary wave-
inside of the bulb wall, and (2) output from the lamp. length bands (in units of watts
the spectral lines emitted by the The areas under the curves per 1000 lumens). Both the
mercury arc itself. In the represent the total power curves and tabular values can
following spectral power output of the lamps between be adjusted to a lamp of any
distribution (SPD) diagrams, the 350 nm to 750 nm (in units of wattage. Divide lamp lumens by
normalized power (in units of watts per 1000 lumens). These 1000 to find the correction
watts per nanometer per 1000 curves do not directly represent factor. Then multiply the curve
lumens) is shown plotted what the human eye sees values or tabular values by this
against wavelength. because the eye is more sensi- factor. The units are watts per
For convenience and by tive to some wavelengths than nanometer for the curve values
convention, the power in each to others. The diagram below and watts for the tabular values.
mercury line is shown as a peak shows the photopic spectral The SPD curves and the
with finite width centered about luminous efficiency function summary tables are based on
the actual wavelength of the V(λ), i.e., the sensitivity of the measurements of representative
line. The area under a finite human eye at the various wave- lamps and do not constitute
width peak is the power in that lengths. If at each wavelength lamp performance
mercury line. The principal the SPD value were multiplied specifications.
mercury lines are near 365 nm, by the V(λ) value at that same

Spectral Luminous Efficiency Function V(λ)

1.0

0.8
Relative Sensitivity

0.6

0.4

0.2

0.0
350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750
Wavelength – nm

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00 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Wavelength .08 Designer® 730 D730 0. www.10 Normalized Spectral Power .nm 0. Union Street.04 CCT: 3500K 0.02 0.nm Spectral Power Distributions OSRAM SYLVANIA National Customer Support Center 6 of SYLVANIA Fluorescent Lamps 18725 N.W/nm per 1.06 0.10 Normalized Spectral Power .W/nm per 1.04 CCT: 3000K CRI: 70 0.1-800-LIGHTBULB.com .000 lm Designer® 735 D735 0.000 lm Designer® 3000 D30 0. 0.sylvania.00 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Wavelength .02 CRI: 70 0.06 0. Westfield. IN 46074 USA.12 Designer® Warm White DWW 0.12 Designer® 3500 D35 0.08 0.

02 CCT: 3000K CRI: 80 0.12 Designer® Cool White DCW 0.06 0. Westfield.W/nm per 1.02 CRI: 70 0. www. 0.com 7 .08 Designer® 741 0.10 Normalized Spectral Power .06 D741 0.12 Designer® 830 D830 0. IN 46074 USA.04 0.00 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Wavelength .nm Spectral Power Distributions OSRAM SYLVANIA National Customer Support Center of SYLVANIA Fluorescent Lamps 18725 N.sylvania. Union Street.08 0.000 lm Designer® 4100 D41 0.00 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Wavelength .W/nm per 1.000 lm 0.04 CCT: 4100K 0.10 Normalized Spectral Power . 1-800-LIGHTBULB.nm 0.

06 0.Designer® 835 0.W/nm per 1.00 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Wavelength .04 CCT: 3500K 0.02 CRI: 80 0. www.000 lm 0.12 Designer® 841 D841 0.000 lm 0.nm 0.02 CRI: 80 0.06 0.nm Spectral Power Distributions OSRAM SYLVANIA National Customer Support Center 8 of SYLVANIA Fluorescent Lamps 18725 N.sylvania. IN 46074 USA.08 0.04 CCT: 4100K 0.10 Normalized Spectral Power . Westfield.W/nm per 1.12 D835 0. Union Street.00 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Wavelength .com .08 0.10 Normalized Spectral Power .1-800-LIGHTBULB.

06 0. 1-800-LIGHTBULB.12 Designer® 865 D865 0.000 lm 0.08 0. Union Street.10 Normalized Spectral Power .04 0.00 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Wavelength .00 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Wavelength .06 0.12 DESIGN 50™ DSGN50 0. 0.000 lm 0. IN 46074 USA.sylvania.com 9 .W/nm per 1.10 Normalized Spectral Power .nm 0.08 0.W/nm per 1. www.02 CCT: 5000K CRI: 90 0.02 CRI: 80 0.04 CCT: 6500K 0. Westfield.nm Spectral Power Distributions OSRAM SYLVANIA National Customer Support Center of SYLVANIA Fluorescent Lamps 18725 N.

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12 Octron® 830 0.10 Normalized Spectral Power .12 Octron® 835 0. Westfield.02 CRI: 82 0.10 Normalized Spectral Power . 1-800-LIGHTBULB.nm 0.00 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Wavelength .06 0.000 lm 0. Union Street.W/nm per 1.sylvania.02 CRI: 82 0.nm Spectral Power Distributions OSRAM SYLVANIA National Customer Support Center of SYLVANIA Fluorescent Lamps 18725 N. www.08 0.000 lm 0.00 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Wavelength .W/nm per 1.06 0.com 15 .04 CCT: 3000K 0.04 CCT: 3500K 0. IN 46074 USA.08 0. 0.

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Union Street. www.06 0.sylvania.nm Pentron® 835 0.08 0.000 lm 0.02 CRI: 82 0.000 lm 0.00 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Wavelength .06 0.W/nm per 1.08 0.W/nm per 1.02 CRI: 82 0.04 CCT: 3000K 0.com .00 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 Wavelength .04 CCT: 3500K 0. IN 46074 USA.10 Normalized Spectral Power .nm Spectral Power Distributions OSRAM SYLVANIA National Customer Support Center 20 of SYLVANIA Fluorescent Lamps 18725 N.1-800-LIGHTBULB.10 Normalized Spectral Power .12 0. Westfield.12 Pentron® 830 0. 0.

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43 0. Union Street.84 0.85 3.37 0.00 0.18 0. Fluorescent Lamps – Watts per 1. D30.51 0.60 0.17 0.28 0.71 0.76 0.25 0.78 0.45 0. D735 0.12 0.76 3.17 0.72 0.21 0.39 2.10 DSGN50® * 0.63 2.86 0.12 D841 0.24 0.29 3.56 0.14 0.26 0.08 0.74 0.82 0.87 0.29 0.04 Octron® Fluorescent Lamps – Watts per 1.31 0.21 0.21 0.16 0.45 2.000 lumens Wavelength Bands – nm 380-440 440-480 480-500 500-530 530-570 570-585 585-620 620-750 380-760 <400 Nominal Color Violet Blue Blue-Green Green Yellow-Green Yellow Orange Red Visible Ultraviolet 830 0.88 0.00 0.15 0.41 0.29 0.37 0.27 0.24 0.11 0.12 741 0.59 4.11 850 0.66 0. IN 46074 USA.23 0.47 2.90 0.11 0.76 0.56 0.73 0.02 0.35 0.26 0.69 0.32 0.39 0.27 0.70 0.24 2.21 0.12 0.02 0.61 0.31 0.12 0.46 0.07 0.03 0.02 0.18 0.62 0.16 0.00 0.20 0.15 0.47 3.06 0.15 0.11 0.com 23 .48 0.60 1. D741 0.09 0.03 0.25 0.38 0.76 0.08 827 0.08 GRO 0.36 0.83 0.12 0.86 0.30 0.59 0.69 0.77 0.07 841 0.86 0.28 0.19 0.81 0.23 0.41 2.31 0.77 0.25 0.10 0.71 0.04 0.64 1.000 lumens Wavelength Bands – nm 380-440 440-480 480-500 500-530 530-570 570-585 585-620 620-750 380-760 <400 Nominal Color Violet Blue Blue-Green Green Yellow-Green Yellow Orange Red Visible Ultraviolet 730 0.97 3.34 0.14 3.71 0.24 0.17 0.10 CWX 0.29 0.73 0.15 835/XP 0.28 1.47 2.45 0.16 0.05 0.82 0.18 0.24 0.11 D35.23 0. Spectral Power Distributions OSRAM SYLVANIA National Customer Support Center of SYLVANIA Fluorescent Lamps 18725 N.23 0.75 0.12 D835 0.14 0.33 0.12 0.44 0.29 0.10 0.62 0.35 0.26 0.98 0.17 0.41 2.47 0.47 0.54 0.59 0.52 0.08 0.72 6.80 0.66 0.07 0.14 GOLD 0.88 0.48 0.94 0.40 0.32 0.13 D830 0.54 0.26 0.97 3.55 0.43 2.24 0.42 0.25 0.86 0.37 2.35 0.18 0.12 765 0.06 0.18 0.07 Note: These values are derived from tests of typical * Same as Octron® 950 48 inch lamps and do not constitute specifications. www.16 0.81 0.14 CW 0.38 0.80 0.20 0.21 0.34 0.19 0. D730 0.45 0.29 3.24 0.15 0.08 0.88 0.24 0.80 0.89 0.14 0.18 0.43 0.89 1.54 1.32 0.39 2.21 0.64 0.50 0.14 0.36 2.72 0.36 0.15 0.29 0.32 0.44 2.000 lumens Wavelength Bands – nm 380-440 440-480 480-500 500-530 530-570 570-585 585-620 620-750 380-760 <400 Nominal Color Violet Blue Blue-Green Green Yellow-Green Yellow Orange Red Visible Ultraviolet WWX 0.78 0.11 0.08 0.15 0.21 0.22 0.14 IF 0.54 0.74 0.14 0.62 0.10 0.82 0.13 0.76 0.sylvania.68 0.83 0.64 0.24 0.12 735 0.36 0.04 0.36 2.45 2.81 0.03 0.32 3.22 0.29 0.13 0.12 950* 0.15 0.26 0.36 0.14 841/XP 0.78 0.14 DWW.86 0.67 0.00 Pentron® Fluorescent Lamps – Watts per 1.55 0.07 0. Westfield.37 2.24 0.32 0.33 3.70 0.00 735/GUARDED 0.14 0.15 0.01 0. 1-800-LIGHTBULB.63 1.23 0.62 0.32 0.80 0.12 835 0.12 0.22 0.94 0.40 2.11 0.06 0.71 0.60 0.09 0.11 D 0.11 DCW.76 0.15 0.08 0.45 2.09 0.15 0.79 0.11 830/XP 0.60 0.13 0.68 0.43 2.16 830 0.25 0.09 WW 0.29 0.76 0. D41.13 D865 0.21 0.33 0.32 0.02 0.38 2.35 0.95 0.07 835 0.21 0.54 0.55 0.11 841 0.44 0.87 0.10 0.47 2.21 0.90 0.61 0.17 0.37 2.21 0.16 DX 0.12 750 0.33 0.72 0.45 2.30 0.28 0.97 0.69 0.68 0.11 0.65 0.62 0.32 3.81 0.96 0.40 2.17 0.00 0.85 0.36 0.06 0.14 GRO/WS 0.78 0.06 0.20 0.03 0.

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