Ballasts support high-wattage compact fluorescent lamps.

Press Release Summary:

SmartMate® ballasts support PL-H(TM) lamps from Philips. One ballast can operate one or two 60 W lamps, one 85 W lamp, or one 120 W lamp. Available in 13-120 W range, ballasts are rated to 90°C maximum case temperature, provide up to 20,000 hr life, and can start lamps from -30°C. Features include dual-entry, color-coded connectors, end-of-lamp-life protection, and Intellivolt® technology to allow ballasts to operate at inputs from 120-277 V, 50/60 Hz.

Original Press Release:

Advance Enhances SmartMate® Family of Ballasts for CFL Lamps With New Models To Support PL-H Lamp Technology

November 12th, 2003 - Rosemont, Illinois
Enhancing its exclusive line of SmartMate® ballasts for compact fluorescent lamps, Advance Transformer Company announces the availability of a new ballast to support PL-H (high wattage CFL) lamp technology.

Advance's new "SmartMate for PL-H" ballasts support Philips Lighting Company's exclusive new family of PL-H(TM) high-wattage compact fluorescent lamps, which offer the benefits of long life (up to 20,000 hours), high lumen maintenance (86% at 5,000 hours), and amalgam technology. Hailed as a breakthrough in high lumen output and the 2003 winner of LightFair's prestigious "Energy Award" and Best of Category Award for "Systems," PL-H is ideal for retail, industrial, and outdoor settings and is particularly suitable for high bay applications. One PL-H ballast from Advance operates either one or two 60 Watt PL-H lamps, one 85 Watt PL-H lamp, or one 120 Watt PL-H lamp. Features of Advance's new PL-H ballasts include a 90°C maximum case temperature rating, allowing flexible fixture design and application versatility as well as the ability to start lamps down to -22°F/-30°C.

A compact design promoting energy efficiency, PL-H represents a powerful alternative for fixture manufacturers and lighting designers weighing their standard compact fluorescent, HID, and T5/HO options. Catalog numbers for Advance's new "SmartMate for PL-H" ballasts are ICF1H120-M4-BS (with bottom studs and single-entry connector) and ICF1H120-M4-LD (with length mounting feet and dual-entry connector).

Available in low, medium, and high wattages ranging from 13W to 120W to support a broad range of applications, the Advance-branded family of SmartMate ballasts is designed to offer the maximum freedom of choice and flexibility to fixture designers and the lighting specification community. As with all SmartMate models, Advance's SmartMate for PL-H ballasts sport the exclusive SmartMate features, which include Intellivolt® technology (allowing the ballasts to operate at any input voltage from 120 to 277 volts, 50/60Hz), dual entry, color coded connectors, and end-of-lamp-life protection.

Advance Transformer Co., a leading ballast manufacturer based in Rosemont, Illinois, manufactures a full line of magnetic fluorescent, HID, electronic fluorescent, and electronic HID lamp ballasts, as well as a broad family of drivers for LED light sources.

For more information on Advance's complete product line, visit Advance's website at or call Advance at (800) 372-3331. Advance is a division of Philips Electronics North America.

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