Ballast Series Features Boasts High-Lumen, Multi-Voltage and Energy Efficiency Models
Tue, 05/31/2011 - 6:45am
American Ballast has developed a series of high lumen, multi-voltage and energy–efficient ballasts. The High Ballast Factor (HBF) ballast line is asserted to provide energy costs savings in a wide range of applications including retrofit installations or new constructions. With a 1.18 Ballast Factor, the HBF Series enables retrofits of a 4-lamp T12 fixture into a 3- or 2-lamp T8 fixture and can be used in high bay fluorescent fixtures. High-lumen T8 fixtures incorporate four to eight lamps, essentially replacing many HID applications. These NEMA approved multi-voltage High Ballast Factor ballasts operate one, two, three or four T8 lamps at an installer-simplicity universal input voltage of 108 V to 305 V. These ballasts also feature parallel lamp operation, which enables lamps to continue operating normally in the event of a single lamp failure. The HBF ballasts can utilize the same wiring and mounting footprint as conventional ballasts, negating the need for any expensive electrical work. The HBF ballast line offers exceptional power quality with a power factor of >98 percent and a THD of <10 percent. The ballast series also features silent, flicker-free operation to create an even level of light output.