Fluorescent Ballasts can dim to less than 1%.

Press Release Summary:

With universal input voltages of 120 V, 220/240 V, and 277 V, EcoSystem H-Series includes models for 1-lamp and 2-lamp T8, T5, T5 twin-tube, and 3-lamp T8. Units provide dimming from 100% to less than 1% for T8, to 1% for T5, and to 5% for T5 twin-tube. Digitally configured zones can be changed at any time without re-wiring. Able to be wired as Class 1 or Class 2, Digital Link makes ballasts suitable for both retrofit and new construction.

Original Press Release:

Lutron Adds EcoSystem® H-Series Ballast Line

The most flexible and cost-effective EcoSystem ballasts capable of dimming to less than 1%

Las Vegas, NV. - Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. announces the expansion of the EcoSystem solution with new EcoSystem H-Series ballasts. The new EcoSystem H-Series ballast is a cost-effective option that offers increased flexibility, superior performance and easy installation.

Superior capability

o High performance dimming from 100% to <1% for T8 and dimming to 1% for T5; dimming to 5% for T5 twin-tube

o Digitally configured zones can be changed at any time without re-wiring

o Models available for 1-lamp and 2-lamp T8, T5 and T5 twin-tube, and 3-lamp T8

o Universal voltage input (120V, 220V/240V, 277V)

Easy to install

o The EcoSystem Digital Link offers improved flexibility and can be wired as Class 1 or Class 2 - making the H-Series Ballast the perfect choice for both retrofit and new construction

o The low-voltage, 2-conductor EcoSystem Digital Link installs as easy as 0-10V and provides for individual fixture control

o Connect to the QS sensor module for communication with wireless sensors and controls

Saves energy

o Helps meet energy codes, such as ASHRAE, Title 24, and IECC, and energy initiatives such as LEED

o Custom factory-tuned ballast factors

o Models available to meet BAA requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - visit lutron.com/baa for a list of models and more information

The new ballasts are compatible with EcoSystem digital control components, including the EcoSystem Energi Savr Node(TM) module, GRAFIK Eye® QS with EcoSystem preset light and shade controller, and Quantum® solution. Lutron lighting control solutions provide full control over the lighting in any space - from a single room to an entire building - allowing users to enjoy unprecedented levels of flexibility and comfort while saving energy.

About Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. (www.lutron.com)

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pa., is the world leader in the design and manufacture of light control solutions for both residential and commercial applications. The company offers a wide variety of lighting controls, whole-home and whole-building dimming systems, and electronically controlled shading solutions. Lutron products save energy, increase space flexibility, and enhance occupant comfort and productivity, making them essential to any home and building.

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