Dimming Ballast operates Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs).

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Mark X® Powerline Dimming Ballast operates two 32 or 42 W Triple CFLs or one 57 or 70 W Triple CFL. It delivers full-range (100% to 5%) continuous dimming capability. Suited to meeting rooms, presentation spaces, and computer-intensive work areas, ballast takes dimming signal directly from power line and operates with wall box dimmers, architectural dimmers, and occupancy sensors. It provides programmed-start operation, operation above 40 kHz, and end-of-life (EOL) system.



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Advance Expands Mark X® Powerline Dimming Line with New Ballast for CFL Operation


Advance Transformer Co., Rosemont, Illinois, has announced the availability of a new Mark X® Powerline Dimming Ballast for the operation of two 32-watt or 42-watt Triple Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs). The ballast will also provide one-lamp operation of 57-watt or 70-watt Triple CFLs.

The new ballast delivers full-range (100%-5%) continuous dimming capability, allowing users to adjust lighting levels to fit their needs and enhance their visual comfort. An additional benefit is the energy cost savings dimmable fluorescent lighting makes possible. Common workplace applications for Mark X Powerline Dimming Ballasts include meeting rooms and audio/visual presentation spaces, computer-intensive work areas and private offices.

Since Advance Mark X Powerline Dimming Ballasts take their dimming signals directly from the power line, no additional control wiring is required, making installation a simple and cost-efficient process. The new ballast can operate with a wide variety of controls from over 20 control manufacturers, including wall box dimmers, architectural dimmers, occupancy sensors and others.

Like other Mark X Powerline units, the new ballast provides programmed-start operation for optimized lamp life in frequent starting conditions. It will provide lamp ignition at any light setting, including the 5% dim level, making it unnecessary to ramp up to 100% light output when starting. Other features of the new ballast include operation above 40 kHz to minimize risk of interference problems, and a special lamp end-of-life (EOL) system that safely removes power from the lamp at its end of life, helping prevent lamp overheating.

The new ballast is available for use on both 120-volt and 277-volt systems, with a choice of mounting and connector options. Catalog numbers are: REZ-2T42-M3-BS (120V, with bottom studs and single-entry connector), VEZ-2T42-M3-BS (277V, bottom studs and single-entry connector), REZ-2T42-M3-LD (120V, with length mounting feet and dual-entry connector) and VEZ-2T42-M3-LD (277V, length mounting feet and dual-entry connector). All connectors are color-coded for easy, accurate connection. The ballasts are encased in compact housings (3.00"W X 6.00"L X 1.29"H), making them ideal for use in downlighting fixtures and other applications where space may be at a premium.

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. For more information on Advance's complete product line, visit Advance's website 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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