Control Gear

We stock some of the most popular ballasts and starter switches used for a range of light fittings.

Whether your lighting system is straightforward or extremely complex, all systems need a selection of control gear to keep them running smoothly. From light ballasts to starter switches, you’ll need access to a range of control gear to suit your system.

So, what is control gear? In a fluorescent lighting system, ballasts are used to regulate the current and provide sufficient voltage to the lamps. Starter switches on the other hand, are used to help the lamps ignite, as the light is turned on and off the switch opens and closes.