Electronic Ballasts operate 1-4 low-wattage T8 lamps.

Press Release Summary:

Centium® Instant Start Electronic Ballasts are produced in low watt models for operation of 1-4 T8 fluorescent lamps rated 32, 25, and 17 W as well as same number of 30, 28, and 25 W Energy-Saving T8 lamps. With ballast factor of .77, units feature IntelliVolt technology, which enables operation at any input voltage from 120-277 V, 50/60 Hz. Products also utilize instant start circuitry and Centium technology, which delivers under 10% THD.

Original Press Release:

Advance Enhances Family of Centium Instant Start Electronic Ballasts with IntelliVolt

(May 10th, 2005 - Rosemont, Illinois) Advance announces the enhancement of its popular line of Centium Instant Start Electronic Ballasts with IntelliVolt to include new energy-saving Low-Watt models for the operation of one-four T8 fluorescent lamps. Designed to operate from one to four 32-Watt, 25-Watt, and 17-Watt standard T8 lamps as well as one to four 30-Watt, 28-Watt, and 25-Watt Energy-Saving T8 lamps, the ballasts are ideal for general office lighting as well as both new construction and retrofit applications. Sporting a ballast factor of .77 to support maximum energy savings and offering users an additional option to meet their specific lighting needs, the new products compliment Advance's previously-existing line of Centium Instant Start Normal Light Output Electronic Ballasts With IntelliVolt, which feature a .88 Ballast Factor.

Inherent within the entire family's design is Advance's exclusive IntelliVolt multiple-voltage technology, which enables the ballasts' operation at any input voltage from 120 to 277 volts, 50/60Hz, as well as its Centium technology, which delivers less than 10% THD. As with all of the Centium small can electronic ballasts within the line, their instant start circuitry optimizes energy efficiency and their light-weight, low-profile enclosure promotes flexibility and design versatility.

Catalog numbers for the new Centium Instant Start Electronic Ballasts With IntelliVolt are ICN-1P32-LW-SC (one-lamp), ICN-2P32-LW-SC (two-lamp), ICN-3P32-LW-SC (three-lamp), and ICN-4P32-LW-SC (four-lamp).

Advance, a leading ballast manufacturer based in Rosemont, Illinois, offers 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.

Susan Bloom
(732) 563-3517
e-mail: susan.atc.bloom@philips.com

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