Nova 3 front panel

Vincent Slyngstad v.slyngstad at
Fri Jul 22 13:00:16 CDT 2016

From: Vincent Slyngstad: Friday, July 22, 2016 10:39 AM
> Somewhere, I have Oshino's write-up about bulb rated voltage and 
> bulb operating voltage, but I do remember the lifespan varies as 
> some power of the ratio, and it makes a huge difference.  (There 
> are also formulae for derating brightness, etc.)

I found it -- the lifespan varies as the 12th power of the ratio.
The current varies as the 0.55 power, and the brightness as the 
3.5th power (of the reciprocal).

So, a 12V bulb in a 28V circuit can expect 1/26000 the lifetime, 
and will take about 1.6X the current to burn about 20X brighter 
than normal.

A 28V bulb in a 24V circuit would last about 6.3X it's rated lifetime, 
take 92% of the rated current, and about 58% as bright.


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