Dimming Ballast offers ballast factor of 1.18.

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Packaged in low-profile housing, Mark 7 0-10 V Electronic Dimming Ballast is rated at 277 V, allowing operation of four 32 W T8 fluorescent lamps. With dimming ability down to 3% relative light output, ballast will operate between 149 and 27 W. Unit includes programmed-start lamp ignition, total harmonic distortion below 10%, automatic restrike, and operation above 42 kHz. It is suited for big box retail, warehouse, and commercial applications.



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Advance Introduces New Mark 7 0-10V Electronic Dimming Ballast Option For Retail, Warehouse, and Commercial Markets



August 10th, 2004 - Rosemont, Illinois) Advance Transformer announces a new high ballast factor addition to its popular family of Mark 7 0-10V Electronic Dimming Ballasts for T8 Fluorescent lamps. Offering high light output through a ballast factor of 1.18 and packaged within a low-profile housing, the new 277V ballast will operate four 32-watt T8 fluorescent lamps and is specially designed for big box retail, warehouse, and commercial applications.

The ballast's 1.18 ballast factor enables a reduction in fixture count, which insures efficient operation through reductions in material costs, installation costs, and overall energy consumption. With dimming ability down to 3% relative light output, the new ballast will operate between 149 watts (100%) and 27 watts (3%), while its low-profile housing (16.7"L X 1.7"W X 1.18"H) promises flexibility and design versatility. In addition, the ballast is designed with easy-to-use integral leads.

Like other Advance Mark 7 0-10V dimming ballasts, the units dim lamps directly from a variety of compatible 0-10V controls, including occupancy sensors, ambient light sensors, and other automatic and manual controls. They are ideal for use with the most sophisticated total building management control systems, optimizing such popular techniques as daylight harvesting and load shedding to drive maximum energy cost savings. The ballasts' design allows for lighting control across branch circuits, reducing the number of controls required and maximizing flexibility of application. In addition, Advance's Mark 7 0-10V ballasts fully support sustainable (green) design as measured by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating SystemÃ" performance standards.

In addition to providing significant energy saving opportunities through power consumption reductions, the decreased light levels made possible by Mark 7 0-10V ballasts can lower heat within the workplace, providing reductions in HVAC cooling requirements. The ballasts also provide the aesthetic benefits of starting lamps at low dim level, with no need to ramp up to full light output before dimming.

Standard Mark 7 0-10V ballast features include programmed-start lamp ignition, total harmonic distortion below 10%, automatic restrike, and operation above 42kHz. Like other Advance electronic ballast products, Mark 7 0-10V ballasts carry a 5-year warranty. The catalog number for Advance's new 4-lamp Mark 7 0-10V high light ballast option is VZT-4S32-HL.

Advance Transformer Company, a leading ballast manufacturer based in Rosemont, Illinois, manufactures a full line of electronic and magnetic fluorescent and magnetic and electronic HID 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 www.advancetransformer.com or call Advance at (800) 322-2086. Advance is a division of Philips Electronics North America.

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