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The electronic ballast is the ballast of choice, whether in retrofitting or planning new installations. Fixtures with the older electromagnetic ballasts have not been available since 2007. As of July 2010 they will no longer be available for sale through distributor channels. As ballasts burn out you will have to change to the electronic versions. In a four lamp fixture which used two electromagnetic ballasts you will now only need one four lamp ballast. There are hundreds of variations . Let us know your application and we can provide the appropriate choice.
* Instant Start electronic ballasts start lamps without delay (<0.1 seconds) or flicker by providing a starting voltage that is sufficiently high to start a discharge through the lamps without the need for heating lamp electrodes. For F32T8 systems, the starting voltage is about 600 v. The elimination of electrode heating maximizes energy savings-typically saving two watts per lamp compared to rapid start ballasts. An instant start ballast typically operate 10,000 to 15,000 switch cycles before failure
*Rapid start electronic ballasts start a discharge through the lamps quickly (0.5-1.0 seconds) without flicker by heating the lamp electrodes and simultaneously applying a starting voltage. The starting voltage of about 500v for F32T8systems, is sufficient to start a through the lamps when the electrodes have reached an adequate temperature. Electrode heating continues during operation and typically consumes two watts per lamp. Rapid start ballasts operate 15,000 to 20,000 cycles before failure.
*Programmed start ballasts also start lamps quickly (1.0-1.5 seconds) without flicker They are designed to provide maximum lamp life in frequent lamp starting applications such as in areas where occupancy sensor controls are used. Programmed start electronic ballasts precisely heat the lamp electrodes, tightly controlling the preheat duration before applying the starting voltage. Lamps operated by programmed start ballasts typically operate up to 50,000 switch cycles before failure.
Additional features such as dimming or cold temperature start are available as well.
Programmed Start (F54T5/HO 54W)
Centiun ICN -2S54-90C 2 lamp input watts 120 BF 1.00 max THD 10%
Instant Start F32T8 48” 25Watt
IOP-2P32-SC 2 lamp input watts 44 BF 0.87 max THD 10%
Rapid Start F32T8 32W
For the 25 watt XEW lamp the IOPA series ballast can also power the 51 watt F96T8 XEW lamps.
All of the Advance Ballast line is available through Industrial Ecology Co LLC.
- the text and data are taken from the Advance Atlas 2008-2009
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