03987334 is referenced by 32 patents and cites 7 patents.

An electrodeless fluorescent lamp, suitable for substitution in place of existing incandescent lamps, comprises a gas filled toroidal envelope assembly removably mounted around a cylindrical ballast assembly. The ballast supplies radio frequency energy which induces electric current flow within the envelope and stimulates the emission of visible light. A toroidal transformer, which may have a ferrite core, is contained within a constriction on the envelope toroid and couples the energy to the gas. Heat generated within the envelope and transformer is conducted through the ballast to a radiator. The heated surfaces of the ballast and envelope form a chimney which induces air flow over the radiator.

Title
Integrally ballasted electrodeless fluorescent lamp
Application Number
542376
Publication Number
3987334
Application Date
December 18, 1975
Publication Date
October 19, 1976
Inventor
John M Anderson
Scotia
NY, US
Agent
Jerome C Squillaro
Joseph T Cohen
Jack E Haken
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
H05B 41/24
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