Electronic Ballasts suit 70 and 100 W metal halide lamps.

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Designed with self-heating thermal protector circuitry, e-Vision® HID Ballasts feature auto shut-off mechanism for lamps operating in questionable thermal environment due to misapplication or failure of thermal protector heating elements. IntelliVolt® multiple-voltage technology provides consistent protection and illumination, even during voltage dips or brownouts. With 90°C max case temperature, ballasts include automatic lamp power control, lamp monitoring, and EOL protection.



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Advance Introduces New e-Vision Ballasts with Unique Power Source for Self Heating Thermal Protectors for 70 Watt and 100 Watt Metal Halide Lamps



(December 14th, 2007 -- Rosemont, Illinois) Advance announces the introduction of its revolutionary new e-Vision® electronic HID ballasts with dedicated circuitry for self heating thermal protectors for 70 Watt and 100 Watt metal halide downlight applications. Designed with an independent and smart-sensing thermal protector power source, these ballasts feature an auto shut-off mechanism for lamps operating in a questionable thermal environment due to misapplication or failure of thermal protector heating elements. Ideal for recessed downlighting applications in retail, commercial, and industrial settings, the ballast provide an extra measure of protection for both end users and luminaire manufacturers.

Utilizing exclusive patent-pending closed-loop circuitry, Advance's unique new e-Vision ballasts help protect against recessed downlight luminaire overheating. In addition to enabling this enhanced protective capability, the ballasts' compact and lightweight housing (4.7" x 3.6" x 1.5") supports design flexibility, while their reduced size and weight relative to magnetic F-Can configurations offer cost reduction opportunities in componentry, shipping, and storage.

These new e-Vision ballasts feature Advance's exclusive IntelliVolt® multiple-voltage technology, which enhances accuracy and ease of ordering while providing consistent protection and illumination, even during voltage dips or brownouts. The ballasts' superior lamp wattage regulation optimizes lamp color quality over life and reduces lamp-to-lamp variations, while their electronic circuitry offers end users and luminaire manufacturers broad opportunities for energy savings, cost reduction, and design flexibility relative to magnetic HID alternatives. The ballasts additionally feature a 90°C maximum case temperature rating to promote long life in high temperature applications as well as a range of enhanced protective features, including automatic lamp power control, lamp monitoring, and end-of-lamp-life (EOL) protection.

High-performing and energy-efficient, Advance's new e-Vision ballasts for 70 Watt and 100 Watt metal halide lamps deliver the comprehensive benefits of electronic HID technology together with a revolutionary new degree of operating protection for the market's broad range of retail, commercial, and industrial lighting applications.

For more information on this new product, visit www.advancetransformer.com/shtpinfo.

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.

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