Electrical Ballasts

An electrical ballast regulates and controls the amount of current flowing through a light fixture including HID lamps and fluorescent tubes, ensuring stable operation and extending the lifespan of the lamp.

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PC DD 1 x 26W Basic Ballast

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How does an electrical ballast work?

An electrical ballast regulates the electrical current flowing through fluorescent lamps to ensure safe and reliable operation. It helps to ignite the lamp with an initial high voltage and regulates it to maintain a stable operation. This reduces the risk of overheating, excessive current flow and manages voltage drop for consistent light output.

What are the signs that a lighting ballast needs replacement?

These are some of the common signs you need to replace an electronic ballast:

  • Flickering light
  • Strange sounds such as buzzing or humming
  • Dim fluorescent light
  • Discoloured areas near the ballast

If you notice any of these signs, it's recommended that you contact a qualified electrician to determine whether a replacement is needed.

Are there any energy-saving options for ballasts?

Electronic ballasts offer significant energy-saving advantages compared to traditional magnetic ballasts. In addition to using less energy to run, they offer a much longer lifespan than that of a magnetic ballast.
Some electronic ballasts also offer dimming capabilities, which is an effective way to reduce energy use when lower light levels are suitable.

How do I choose the right ballast for my lighting system?

There are several factors to consider before choosing the right ballast for your needs. For example, you will need to identify the wattage and type of your HID or fluorescent lamp to ensure compatibility with your specific ballast.

Speak to your qualified lighting professional for help in choosing the right ballast for your lamp to ensure optimal performance, safety and compliance.

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