I would like just to generate UVB light with a TL100W\01, does someone in Phillips can help me in this case?
I tried call and send emails for your email here in Brazil spot.light and nobody gave me the answer.
I didn´t receive and support until this moment and Phillips seems to be a very reactive company, without products support.
Thank you and have a nice week, and will appreciate some help.
Thank you for the answer. The objective is build one machine for my own use, and submit for the professors of my engineering course, conclusion project.
If I get good results, the project will be published in some magazines.
No one tried to make this in Brazil until this moment and I just find similar in Germany.
I will appreciate any help.
Thanks for posting your question here in the LightCommunity.
The TL/01 is a tube that generates UVB light. It is used for phototherapy, i.e. medical use of light to treat skin diseases etc.
If you want to apply the TL/01, you need a "ballast", a piece of electronics that ignites and runs the tube when you switch it on. The right ballast for TL/01 is ICN-2S110-SC by Advance. This ballast drives 2 TL lamps at the time. But whether or not this is the right ballast for your application, depends on voltage, distance between ballast and lamp, and other factors. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR INSTALLER before you purchase and use the ballasts. Also, this ballast is not dimmable. I am not aware of a ballast that is dimmable and that works with these lamps.
I have attached a few documents that provide more information.
- about the ballasts
- about phototherapy
Good luck with your project!
Andre, I just read you are doing a university project.
If you can, tell us a little more about it. There might be more suitable lamps available that are easier to apply for you. The TL/01 is a rather specialist lamp and since dimming is uncommon in its typical applications, we do not provide dimming ballasts for it.
Other lamps with similar effects may work well in your project and may be dimmable. Let us know a little more and we will support you!
Good luck with the project
Thanks for your help and time, you really gave me important information.
You can read as follows the draft proposal of my project. Don't hesitate to tell me if you have relevant comments.
Phototherapy is an alternative treatment for treating a variety of inflammatory skin diseases such as vitiligo, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.
Currently, patients that opt for the treatment, initially passes for a medical evaluation. The treatment usually begins with drugs prescription, and phototherapy like a complementary treatment alternative, providing lowering the dose of these medications.
The treatment consists of irradiation with ultraviolet light in defined ranges for each type of acne, which creates the need for using specific equipment.
After indication, the treatment is usually assisted by medical or physiotherapist, which determines the band of light and exposure time associated for each type of disease.
The treatment routine is to increase or decrease the distance from the patient to the exposure light source and the exposure time according to their individual response, between the doctor or physiotherapist visual analysis and through a questionnaire of comfort / discomfort.
Most of equipment’s on the market for the treatment don’t control or do not have direct indication of variables such as power radiated by the light source, radiated power versus time (cumulative) and determining the distance between the light source and patient.
None of the devices have into the indication display, review or alarms that indicate degradation of light sources, what means, if one of lamps pass to emit radiation outside the desired range, this would be emitted to the patient without control.
Thus, the possibility of such equipment causing accidents such as burns, Erythema or skin dryness of patients should be considered.
Construction of phototherapy equipment, especially for the treatment of atopic dermatitis, with the following possibilities:
Distance delimitation or indication which patient must be located.
-Measurement or qualitative indication of the amount of UVR NB being issued for the equipment works below the MED (Minimal Erythema dosage) which is the minimum energy required to produce minimal erythema response within 24 hours.
-Calculate the amount of patient exposure light source, expressed as the integral of the UVR power as function of time.
-Insert alarms UVB lamp deterioration into the display panel.
-Enabling the use of UVA-I with radiation measurement.
C) PROJECT STAGES:
-Specification of lamps and ballasts needed, sized for UVR emission bands of 311nm (peak) and UVA-I 340-400nm.
-Design and specification of mechanical design.
-Specification, design or programming controllers, sensors, electronic components necessary for operation.
-Presentation of data and results.
Just one question, is it possible to get this lamps with some discount, or get it like sample?
Maybe you can offer me the tubes and include the freight in your cost.
What do you think about the idea. Here in Brazil one tube costs about 200 US dollars, something very expensive for a project.Remember I will publish the results...
I will be waiting for your comments,
Hi Mr. Rogier,
For economic reasons I will change my project with use of PL-L Lamps, 36W\01.
Do you see some possibility to use this lamp with HF Regulator II, code HF-R 255 PL-L EII 220-240V 50/60Hz?
The idea is control this dimming ballast with a simple board with PWM output to generate the 0-10V, in order to control the lamps intensity.
I will be waiting for your comments.