LED Drivers are U.S. ENERGY STAR® certified.

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Featuring input of 110 Vac and operating levels ranging from 160-304 Vac, LED drivers feature Instant Start technology with parallel circuit configuration, have operating temperature range of -20º to 70º, and are rated IP20 and IP66 for dry and wet locations. EMC, FCC, RoHS compliant, and UL and CuL recognized, drivers include capability to create versatile lighting effects with dimming capabilities and light distribution control for each LED built into fixture.




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American Ballasts' ENERGY STAR® Certified LED Drivers Provide Up to 85% Energy Savings



American Ballast is the first external power supply manufacturer to attain the U.S. ENERGY STAR® certification...

NEW YORK, Lightfair International, Booth #2963, (May 7, 2009) -- American Ballast, a global commercial and residential power solutions company with worldwide manufacturing capabilities, has developed a line of LED drivers that meet the U.S. ENERGY STAR® certification standards. Enabling advancements in LED lighting, the LED driver can provide up to 85% energy savings in a wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting applications including for street lights, indoor down lights, ceiling lights, displays and channel lighting.

"As an industry leader in developing environmentally friendly products and manufacturing solutions, American Ballast is committed to meeting voluntary and mandatory worldwide regulatory initiatives," said Eric Xie, American Ballast's R&D Director. "American Ballast is the first external power supply manufacturer to attain the U.S. ENERGY STAR certification. Our LED driver technology has also been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an Innovation Design Eco Award winner for environmentally friendly products."

The LED drivers feature Instant Start technology with parallel circuit configuration and are engineered to outperform other instant Start drivers.
Operation temperature range is -20º up to 70º. This eliminates the concern for use in harsh or cold weather environments. The driver is protected for failure with over voltage & current protection. In the case where the driver does short circuit, the advanced engineering provides for auto-recovery and return to full power.

Ideal for parallel and series configurations, American Ballasts' LED driver family is IP20 and IP66 rated for dry and wet locations. In addition, the LED drivers offer enhanced design functions including the capability to create versatile lighting effects with the dimming capabilities and light distribution control for each LED built into the fixture.

The drivers feature an AC input of 110Vac, operating levels ranging from 160-304Vac and have been tested to ensure a current accuracy level of 1% and load regulation of 3%.

With Energy Star certification, customers are guaranteed a high-performance driver that meets EMC, FCC, RoHS and government safety standards. All American Ballast lighting solutions are UL & CuL recognized.

With the development of advanced thermal technology the drivers are guaranteed to maintain a high-level of performance and long operation.
American Ballast confidently offers a three-year or 100,000 hours warranty.

About American Ballast

Phihong, established in 1972, introduced the American Ballast brand into the North American market place in 2004 specifically to design and manufacture energy-efficient electronic fluorescent and HID ballast for commercial and residential lighting customers in North America. With worldwide manufacturing and design capabilities, American Ballast utilizes decades of experience delivering high-quality power solutions as part of a $500 million global company that also includes the world's fifth-largest power supply manufacturer. American Ballast's products are manufactured in ISO 9001-certified facilities worldwide and meet Energy Star and numerous other industry standards, including 100% burn-in, full-functional and advanced-life testing standards.

For more information about the ENERGY STAR approved LED driver family, visit American Ballast at www.americanballast.com or email info@americanballast.com. The company can also be reached at 47800 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538 or (888) 313-8188.

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