Dimming Ballast suits range of CFL applications.

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Mark 7(TM) Electronic Dimming Ballast supports 8 compact fluorescent lamp/ballast combinations including 13 W and 18 W applications. It includes programmed-start lamp ignition, total harmonic distortion below 10%, color-coded poke-in connectors, lamp end-of-life protection circuitry, and operation above 42 kHz. Unit dims lamps directly from compatible 0-10 V controls, including occupancy sensors, ambient light sensors, and other automatic and manual controls.



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Advance Introduces Exclusive New Mark 7(TM) 0-10V Multi-Wattage Dimming Ballast For Broad Range of CFL Applications



(Rosemont, Illinois - October 1st, 2003) Advance Transformer Company announces the availability of a new Mark 7(TM) 0-10V Electronic Dimming Ballast that supports 8 different compact fluorescent lamp/ballast combinations including 13-Watt and 18-Watt applications. Packaged in an even lower-profile housing than previous models and dimmable down to a new low of 3%, the versatile ballast also fully supports sustainable design as measured by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
Green Building Rating System(TM) performance standards.

Specifically, the comprehensive new multi-wattage ballast is available for the operation of one or two 13-watt quad and triple lamps, one or two 18-watt quad or triple lamps, one or two 26-watt quad or triple lamps, one 32-watt triple lamp, or one 42-watt triple lamp. With a 26-watt version serving as the lowest-wattage Mark 7 0-10V model previously available, the new model now supporting 13-watt and 18-watt applications will be of particular appeal to the hospitality, healthcare, and educational segments as attractive and cost-effective dimmable alternatives to 60-watt and 75-watt incandescent lighting.

Like other Advance Mark 7 0-10V dimming ballasts, the new unit dims lamps directly from a variety of compatible 0-10V controls, including occupancy sensors, ambient light sensors, and other automatic and manual controls. Designed using enhanced digital technology, it is ideal for use with the most sophisticated total building management control systems, allowing substantial energy cost savings through such techniques as daylight harvesting and load shedding. The ballast's design allows for lighting control across branch circuits, reducing the number of controls required and maximizing flexibility of application.

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.

Mark 7 0-10V ballast features include programmed-start lamp ignition, total harmonic distortion below 10%, color-coded poke-in connectors, a low-profile housing, automatic restrike, lamp end-of-life protection circuitry, and operation above 42kHz. Like other Advance electronic ballast products, Mark 7 0-10V ballasts carry a 5-year warranty. The catalog numbers for Advance's exclusive new Mark 7 0-10V multi-wattage ballast are IZT-2S26-M5-BS (120/277 volt, with bottom studs and single-entry connector) and IZT-2S26-M5-LD (120/277 volt, with length mounting feet and dual-entry connector). Encased in an even more compact housing (3.00"W X 4.55"L X 1.18"H) than previous Mark 7 models, the ballast is ideal for applications where space may be at a premium.

Advance Transformer Company, 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 www.advancetransformer.com or call Advance at (800) 372-3331. Advance is a division of Philips Electronics North America.

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