What is a Ballast?

What is a Ballast?

What is a Ballast?

In Fluorescent Lighting systems a Lighting Ballast is a device which is designed to regulate the amount of electrical current required to start and illuminate a lamp. Maintaining sufficient voltage in a linear lamp is an extremely important aspect of a light fixture’s operation. Without the implementation of a ballast, the light fixture would be unable to control the amount of electrical current. Not controlling the electrical current can cause an electrical surge that may result in the destruction of the lamp.
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The New World of Light Switches, Controls and Dimmers

The New World of Light Switches, Controls and Dimmers

(NewsUSA) – A lighting switch is just a switch, right? As it turns out, not really. Technology is changing the smallest details in your home — switches, controls and dimmers — to make daily life more beautiful and more functional. The American Lighting Association (ALA) details advances in lighting switches. Continue reading

LED vs Fluorescent: Why are People Switching?

LED vs Fluorescent: Why are People Switching? led vs fluorescent t8 led vs fluorescent led t8 vs fluorescent

LED vs Fluorescent

For many years Linear Fluorescent Lights have been the go-to when it comes to lighting large indoor spaces. Fluorescent lamps are able to convert more input power into visible light than incandescent lamps, which of course made them quickly rise in popularity. They also typically last 10 – 20 times longer than an equivalent incandescent lamp which makes them less expensive to operate in the long run. That aside, there is a new lighting technology on the market now, and it’s giving linear fluorescents a major run for their money. Continue reading