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Understanding Water Vapor Gradients Conducive to Condensation in an Automotive Lamp 2005-01-1448

Certain conditions promote water vapor to condense on available surfaces within an automotive lighting assembly. Certain surfaces are more susceptible to water condensation than others. This is due partially to temperature gradients in the lamp and possibly water vapor concentration gradients. This study demonstrates that humidity gradients exist in an automotive lamp. How humidity gradients affect the likelihood of surface condensation for a particular interior surface of a lamp will also be addressed.


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