Lamps & Ballasts

Fresh produce

Henry's Marketplace in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a natural and organic food market and the national test site for Alto T5 lamps, which offer the lowest mercury content of any T5 lamps, according to the manufacturer. The lamps are small, allowing architects more space to design, while providing energy efficiency and reduced operating and maintenance costs for owners. The new lamps help the 25,000-sq.-ft. store maintain its reputation as the neighborhood's green grocer. The building's lighting, HVAC, and refrigeration systems are all managed by a building automation system that allows for cycling, thereby reducing the overall energy use.


Reader Service No. 202

Energy-efficient ballast

Ballast combines multi-voltage capabilities with high energy efficiency. Its ability to run on 120 or 277 volts means fewer light sources are needed. A multi-voltage control allows the Ultramax electronic ballast to read an incoming voltage and adapt automatically to any voltage from 108V to 305V. This can result in a 40% cost savings over other ballasted T12 systems, says its maker.


Reader Service No. 203

Light maintenance

Two-lamp ballast for operation of 14W, 21W, 28W, and 35W T5 fluorescent lamps can be used to drive one lamp, while maintaining a ballast factor of 1.00. Sensors in the Quicktronic PS shut when lamps reach end-of-life, while also avoiding false shutdowns. An auto-reset feature requires no power cycling when failed lamps are replaced.

Osram Sylvania.

Reader Service No. 205

Dim the lights

Fluorescent ballast with built-in infrared dimmer is designed to make individual fixture control simple, with human control of overhead lighting through a handheld IR transmitter. The Eco-10 IR can be installed like standard nondimming ballasts or three-wire dimming ballasts and used with a central control system for energy management. The ballast's small size expands the possibility for individual control to other fixtures.


Reader Service No. 206

High powered

Dimming ballast for the operation of one or two 18-watt Triple or Quad Tube Compact Fluorescent Lamps offers full-range, continuous dimming capability, allowing users to adjust lighting levels to fit their needs and enhance their visual comfort. Fully supports California's Title 24 energy code. The Mark 10 Powerline dimming ballast receives signals directly from the power line, requiring no additional control wiring. Thus, installation is simple and cost-effective, says the manufacturer.

Advance Transformer Co.

Reader Service No. 204


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