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Industrial Ballasts and Drivers

Ballasts vary greatly in complexity. They can be as simple as a series resistor as commonly used with small neon lamps or LEDs, or they can be as complex as computerized, remote-controlled electronic ballasts used with fluorescent lamps. Ballasts can also be used to reduce the current in an ordinary, positive-resistance circuit.

There are several types of ballasts including instant start, rapid start and programmed start.

Programmed-Start Ballasts

Programmed-start ballasts are an advanced version of rapid start ballasts. They apply power to the filaments first, then after a short delay to allow the cathodes to preheat, they apply voltage to the lamps to strike an arc. Programmed-start ballasts have the best life and most starts from lamps, and are preferred for applications with very frequent power cycling such as vision examination rooms and restrooms with a motion detector switch.

Bulbtronics carries ballasts and drivers for 1 lamp, 2 lamps, 3 lamps, 4 lamps or more, HIDs, LEDs, Fluorescent, and Compact Fluorescent of lamps. You will find what you need here!



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