Miniature Electronic Ballasts come in 1- or 2-lamp models.

Press Release Summary:

Offered in 4.4 x 1.85 x .94 in. (one lamp) and 5.0 x 1.85 x .94 in. (2 lamps) sizes, Matchbox® ballasts include High Power Factor (HPF) models for operation of 4-pin compact fluorescent and T5 linear fluorescent lamps @ 120 V. Products operate compact fluorescent lamps in various combinations and feature color-coded poke-in connectors and end-of-lamp-life circuitry. Instant-on electronic design ensures flicker-free starting.

Original Press Release:

Advance Enhances Popular Family of Matchbox® Miniaturized Electronic Ballasts

(June 29th, 2004 - Rosemont, Illinois) Advance Transformer announces the enhancement of its popular line of Matchbox® miniaturized electronic ballasts to include new High Power Factor models for the operation of a variety of 4-pin compact fluorescent and T5 linear fluorescent lamps at 120V. Optimal in applications where high power factor circuitry is a requirement, the new HPF Matchbox ballasts will operate such compact fluorescent lamp combinations as one or two 7-Watt or 9-Watt twin tube lamps, one or two 13-Watt quad or triple tube lamps, or one 18-watt quad or triple tube lamp, in addition to operating one or two 8-Watt or 13-Watt linear T5 lamps. A new Normal Power Factor Matchbox ballast has also been introduced for the operation of one 26-Watt quad or triple tube lamp.

Lightweight and compact, Advance's HPF Matchbox ballasts are available in two sizes: a version for one-lamp operation (4.4"L X 1.85"W X .94"H) and one for two-lamp operation (5.0"L X 1.85"W X .94"H). Their sleek design makes them ideal for applications involving smaller lighting fixtures, such as those employed for task, ambiance, orientation, outdoor residential, and sign lighting.

All Matchbox electronic ballasts sport a powerful array of standard features, including color-coded poke-in connectors, instant-on electronic design insuring flicker-free starting, low temperature starting (0°F), and end-of-lamp-life circuitry. In addition, with their Class B FCC EMI rating, all Matchbox ballasts meet all consumer as well as EPA Energy Star® Residential Lighting Fixture Program requirements.

Catalog numbers for the new Matchbox HPF ballasts are RMB-1P13-S2-H (one-lamp) and RMB-2P13-S3-H (2-lamp). The catalog number for the new Normal Power Factor Matchbox ballast operating one 26-Watt quad or triple tube lamp is RMB-1P26-S2.

Advance Transformer Company, a leading ballast manufacturer based in Rosemont, Illinois, manufactures 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 or call Advance at (800) 322-2086. Advance is a division of Philips Electronics North America.

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