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February Tech Tip: Understanding Electronic Ballasts and LED Drivers and Their Impact on Photo Controls

2/9/2017

What are Electronic Ballasts?

Ballasts limit the amount of current from supply line voltage, while maintaining the necessary electrical conditions for proper lamp start and operation. Ballasts vary in design complexity. Older, simplistic magnetic models minimally include inductors, capacitors and a series resistor. Modern electronic ballasts employ solid-state circuitry, which successfully eliminates the stroboscopic effect of flicker in fluorescent lighting, while increasing ballast efficiency.

Electronic ballasts, or drivers, are used to drive various lighting loads, including light emitting diodes (LED), fluorescent (Linear and CFL), induction fluorescent (IF), and high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps. These designs have different electrical start-up characteristics that ...

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Your Moment of Apprenticeship ZEN

2/7/2017

A little history is fun.

To this end- history and fun- I am going to parse out a few historical facts and reminders about apprenticeship ...

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Sprint's February Offer

2/5/2017

Switch to Sprint and get unlimited data, talk and text and get two lines for $85/month.

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Good Reasons to Have a Drug-and-Alcohol-Free Workplace Program

2/5/2017

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Third Party Speakers and Why You Should Be One

1/27/2016

IEC Chesapeake’s core mission is training. We want to deliver the best prepared electricians ...

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Blue Collar, White Collar, Green Collar...are you ready?

1/20/2016

At IEC Chesapeake we are constantly looking at the health of our Members- Contractors and ...

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Sprint Offer to IEC

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Sprint Discount Program Means Contractors & Apprentices Save 22%!

1/20/2016

Switch to Sprint and get four lines for  only $23.40/month per line.

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Master Electrician Preparation Class

1/14/2016

A 36-Hour class dedicated to reviewing the 2014 - National Electric Code and Electrical Calculations when ...

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Plan to attend the 2016 Construction Law Survival Seminar. Click to download the PDF.

General Contractor Risk Increases with New Virginia Law

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1/9/2016

The Virginia Code was amended effective July 1, 2015. A contract provision is now null ...

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Apprenticeship Programs Receive Federal Funding Boost

1/9/2016

Apprenticeship programs, like IEC Chesapeake’s Apprenticeship Program, which are vital in solving many key ...

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OSHA Fines Set to Increase

1/9/2016

As part of the congressional budget deal signed into law by President Obama on November ...

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Rexel Tablet Pro

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Rexel Tablet Pro

1/9/2016
Risk Management

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Risk Management: A Peek Inside Your Company Culture

1/9/2016
Siemens National Electrical Code

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Siemens National Electrical Code (NEC) 240.87

1/9/2016
GE NEC 240.87

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National Electrical Code Updates - NEC 240.87 Arc Energy Reduction

1/9/2016

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