Ballasts

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Machinery & Machining Tools

Tyco Electronics Expands into Retail with the Home Depot

April 27, 2010

Pro Products for the Electrical Contractor and the DIY installer HARRISBURG, PA - April 21, 2009 - Tyco Electronics has expanded its presence into the hardware retail market with the roll-out of electrical terminals and professional electrical contractor products at Home Depot. The broad range includes industry-leading electrical connectivity products along with innovative splice and tap...Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Pulse Start Metal Halide Magnetic Ballast meets CA Title 20.

February 8, 2010

Offering up to 90% efficiency, 250W PS XEE quad-tap core and coil ballast is compatible with most existing 250 W luminaires and fully complies with California Title 20 legislation. It provides luminaire manufacturers with solution that fits into existing fixtures without modification and carries UL BTR code of A, facilitating substitution. Operating characteristics and design help reduce energy consumption and promote sustainability. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Electronic Ballasts offer multi-voltage capabilities.

January 19, 2010

Designed to run at 120 or 277 V, 4-lamp UltraMax(TM) 4-H Ballasts feature high ballast factor of 1.15 and are suited for offices, retail, schools, hospitality, and industrial applications. Multi-Voltage Control enables ballasts to read incoming voltage and adapt automatically to any voltage from 108-305 V, while Anti-Striation Control minimizes barber pole effect lines, even when exposed to cold temperatures. Available for T8 applications, ballasts come in 2, 3, 4, and 8 ft lengths. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Electronic HID Ballast promotes energy conservation.

January 15, 2010

Able to utilize 20 W ConstantColor® CMH® ceramic metal halide lamps, 20 W UltraMax® eHID ballast measures 95 x 40 x 25.4 mm, features cool operation, and operates at 90% efficiency. Square-wave operation maximizes system performance and lamp life, while other features reduce visual flicker and enable consistent lamp-to-lamp color. Thermally protected and transient protected, ballast maintains output with ±10% line voltage regulation and meets IEC/ANSI requirements. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Electronic T8 Ballasts feature 347 V rating.

January 12, 2010

Delivering efficiency performance that exceeds 90%, GE UltraMax® and Proline® Ballasts qualify as NEMA Premium Standard products. Ballasts measure 8.9 x 1.3 x 1.18 in. and will house 1, 2, 3, or 4 lamp fixtures. Engineered to work in any fixture tray, both can be used in combinations of low, normal, and high ballast factor applications. GE UltraMax® models offer thermal control and operate in series-parallel mode, which keeps lamps in fixture working when another lamp fails. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Electronic HID Ballasts have cool-running, long life design.

January 11, 2010

Measuring 2.99 x 1.3 x 1.10 in., UltraMax® micro electronic high-intensity discharge (eHID) ballasts are built to RoHS requirements and come in 20 as well as 39 W versions. Both feature lamp output regulation, which virtually eliminates lamp flickering and color shift from lamp to lamp. As suitable fit within HID track head fixtures, ballasts help retailers meet W/ft² requirements in order to accommodate long-life lighting needs and energy conservation. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

CCFL Backlight Controller targets 40 in. and larger LCD TVs.

January 7, 2010

Featuring PureBLACK(TM) technology, LX6503A(TM) Inverter Controller optimizes black-level quality and dynamic contrast performance in 40 in. and larger LCD TVs. Unit features soft-start capability, fault indication, and flexible configuration support for push-pull, full-bridge or half-bridge drive topologies. Synchronization functionality synchronizes both frequency and phase of lamp current between inverters, or to external signals from variety of sources. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Electronic Ballasts conserve energy via full range dimming.

January 7, 2010

UltraStart® T8 0-10V Programmed Start Dimming Electronic Ballasts support 100%-3% dimming in T8 linear fluorescent lamps. Other features include parallel lamp operation and under 700 ms start time. Products come in multi-volt 120-277 V 2-, 3-, 4-lamp H high ballast factor (1.18-.03 BF) for high-bay or high light applications and multi-volt 120-277 V 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-lamp N normal ballast factor (.88-.03 BF) for commercial/low bay applications. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

HID Electronic Ballast System eliminates lumen depreciation.

January 6, 2010

Designed for use in retail, commercial, industrial, and property management settings, UltraMax(TM) HID Electronic Ballast System provides optimal performance when running pulse-start or ceramic metal halide lamps in wattages of 250, 300, 320, 350, and 400. Unit connects to bracket- or surface-mounted HID fixtures and runs on 208-277 V, minimizing lamp blackening, while optimizing color consistency and eliminating flickering. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Program-Start Ballasts suit frequently switched applications.

January 6, 2010

Operating in parallel mode, UltraStart(TM) T8 and T5 Ballasts keep lamps working when other lamps fail. UltraStart(TM) T8 models feature virtually undetectable 0.4-0.5 sec start time and are available with extra-low, normal, or high ballast factors of 0.6, 0.88, or 1.15, respectively. Units are suited for warehouse, commercial, industrial, retail, and property management settings. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Life Savings: Ultra T8 Lamps and UltraStart(TM) Program-Start Ballasts Extend Lamp Life, Efficiency

December 31, 2009

CLEVELAND - GE Consumer & Industrial s most efficient Ultra Energy Saving T8 linear fluorescent lamps-F28T8, F32T8/XL/HL and F32T8/XL/WM-pair perfectly with the company's UltraStart(TM) multivolt (120-277V) program-start ballasts offered in .60BF, .71BF, .89BF or 1.15 ballast factors. These ballasts significantly extend lamp life and reduce energy use compared to standard ballasts. The...Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Instant Start Electronic Ballasts come in 347 V versions.

December 23, 2009

Suited for 1-4 lamp T8 fluorescent systems, Optanium 347V Instant Start ballasts are available in normal and low Ballast Factor versions, and feature instant start ignition, independent lamp operation, and striation reduction. They offer -20°F cold start for outdoor applications and are compatible with standard and energy saving T8 lamps. Also available are 2-4 lamp models that meet all CEE, Hydro Quebec, and BC Hydro energy efficiency requirements. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Electronic Dimming Ballasts are fully RoHS compliant.

December 10, 2009

Suitable for both new construction and retrofit applications, EssentiaLine(TM) 0-10 V Ballasts are compatible with daylight sensors or wall dimmers as well as existing fluorescent lamps and 0-10 V dimming controls. Units are available in 2-lamp T8 models with .88 Ballast Factor and dim lamps from 100% down to 20% power. RoHS-compliant ballasts meet all NEMA Premium® and CSA energy efficiency requirements. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

T8 Electronic Ballasts come in 3 and 4 lamp output models.

November 5, 2009

Optanium® T8 programmed start parallel electronic ballasts, designed to maximize energy savings, enable independent lamp operation, which allows exact identification of expired lamps. Hot restrike feature allows users to replace lamps without cycling power, while striation reduction feature minimizes chance of striation issues when used with standard/energy-saving lamps. They are available with .88 balast factor and meet NEMA/CEE energy efficiency requirements. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Philips Lighting Electronics Drives Sustainable New Packaging

June 30, 2009

Reduces carbon footprint with greener packaging model ROSEMONT, IL - Demonstrating that small changes can often have a big impact on the environment, Philips Lighting Electronics proudly announces that it has made great strides in reducing its carbon footprint and preserving the environment through innovative changes to the package design and shipment of its SmartMate family of electronic...Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts are designed for 28 W T5 lamps.

June 19, 2009

Fixed output Optanium® 28 W T5 electronic ballasts support recessed lighting applications in commercial, institutional, and retail settings. They are available in .95 ballast factor energy saving version and 1.15 ballast factor version, which suits applications that require high light levels. Operating from any line voltage switching device, ballasts feature IntelliVolt® multiple-voltage technology, auto restart, and lamp End-Of-Life (EOL) protection circuitry. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

White Light HID System suits outdoor applications.

May 20, 2009

With optimal outdoor color temperature of 2800 K and CRI of 70, 90 W CosmoPolis(TM) system delivers warm, white light that enhances visibility of objects and people. System includes CosmoWhite(TM) ceramic metal halide lamp with rated average life of 30,000 hr on 10 or more hr/start, dedicated electronic HID ballast with 60,000 hr lifespan, and one specialized socket. Ballast also features peak voltage and lightning/surge protection and fully potted enclosure. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Energy-Efficient Ballasts feature NEMA Premium approval.

April 2, 2009

Multivoltage ballasts operate 1, 2, 3, or 4 T8 lamps at universal input voltage of 108-305 V. They feature parallel lamp operation, which enables them to continue operating normally if single lamp fails, antistriation control that creates even level of light output, as well as flicker-free operation. With minimum starting temperature of -18°C, ballasts offer power factor of greater than 90%, THD of 10%, and lumen output of 0.87. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

DC-AC Inverter provides alarm signal output.

April 1, 2009

Designed to drive CCFLs in 12-17 in. LCD back-lighting applications, Model LS6Q-1612A-RH features dual LCD panel capability, brightness/backlight on-off control, and 5 V alarm output. Driver provides input of 12 Vdc and output current of 3.3-6 Arms/lamp. CCFL driving circuit includes self-oscillating DC-to-AC converter, which minimizes EMI. Measuring 5.91 x 1.97 x 0.39 in., RoHS-compliant inverter delivers 4 W/lamp or 16 W total with 1,500 Vrms start-up voltage. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Dimming Ballast suits T8 linear fluorescent applications.

January 22, 2009

Available in 2- or 3-lamp models, ELB Plus T8 32 W Dimming Ballast provides continuous light level dimming between 100-10% and allows facility managers to set ballast maximum and minimum light level output. Unit is equipped with built-in line voltage protection and 0-10 V control can be wired as Class 1 or Class 2 circuit. In addition to complying with ASHRAE 90.1 requirements for load reduction, unit meets ANSI standards C82.11-1993 and CD82.41-1991 and is UL-listed. Read More