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
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
, and Compact Fluorescent
of lamps. You will find what you need here!
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