Ballast Replacement Kits facilitate installation.

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SmartMate® CFL Electronic Ballast Kits are designed for use with lighting fixtures operating Compact Fluorescent Lamps. They include mounting-plate adapter and color-coded lead wires which are pre-stripped to UL-required 3/8 in. on poke-in end and 5/8 in. on J-box connection end. Ballast features 0°F cold starting, flicker-free operation, and micro-controlled circuitry, which provides programmed starting for optimized lamp life in frequent starting applications.



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Advance Enhances Its Family of SmartMate® CFL Ballast Replacement Kits


Advance Transformer Co., Rosemont, Illinois, has announced the addition of new, innovative features to its popular line of SmartMate® CFL Electronic Ballast Replacement Kits, designed for use with lighting fixtures operating Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs). The kits' new features include a unique mounting-plate adapter and color-coded pre-stripped lead wires. Both features are specially designed to facilitate installation, regardless of the fixture's J-Box configuration or the brand of ballast being replaced.

One mounting-plate adapter is packaged in each kit, together with a supply of lead wires. In addition to being color-coded, the leads are pre-stripped to the UL-required 3/8" on the poke-in end and 5/8" on the J-Box connection end. All kit components are encased in a poly-wrapped package, with detailed installation instructions imprinted on the outside of the carton. The ballast label is visible without opening the package, providing easy access to technical and application information.

SmartMate CFL Ballast Replacement Kits models cover the most common 4-pin CFL applications with only four SKUs, helping keep stocking requirements to a minimum. The new kits including the mounting-plate adapter and pre-stripped leads will replace earlier kits offered to the market, with no change in price.

Introduced in 2000, SmartMate ballasts include a variety of features and benefits that have made SmartMate the lighting industry's preferred choice for CFL ballasting. The SmartMate
ballast at the heart of each replacement kit includes such features as IntelliVolt® technology for operation at 120-277V input voltage, 50/60Hz; dual-entry color-coded connectors; multi-lamp operating capability; effective thermal protection for extended ballast life; and a 5-year warranty at 75°C case temperature (3-year warranty at 85°C). The ballast's custom micro-controlled circuitry provides programmed starting for optimized lamp life in frequent starting applications,
end-of-lamp-life protection, 0° F cold starting, flicker-free operation, and an auto-restart feature, eliminating the need to reset power mains after lamp replacement.

Advance SmartMate CFL Ballast Replacement Kits are available through authorized Advance distributors everywhere.

Advance Transformer Co., a leading ballast manufacturer based in Rosemont, Illinois, designs, produces and sells a full line of magnetic and electronic ballasts for both fluorescent and
HID lamps. For more information on Advance's complete product line, visit Advance's web site at www.advancetransformer.com or call Advance at (847) 390-5000. Advance is a division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation.

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