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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

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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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Federated

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

2/5/2017

In its simplest form, managed care describes a variety of techniques that, when properly deployed, can help support an effective risk management program. These strategies ...

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Construction Law Survival Seminars

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2017 Construction Law Survival Seminars-Laurel, MD

12/13/2016
Mechanic’s Liens - Time Limits, Notices and Claims to preserve rights in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania ...
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Construction Law Survival Seminars

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2017 Construction Law Survival Seminars-Dulles, VA

12/13/2016
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Graduation 2017

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32nd Annual 2017 IEC Chesapeake Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony

12/6/2016
Please join IEC Cheseapeake in honoring the hard work and dedication of the 2017 Graduates ...
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Grounding & Bonding-NEC 2014

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Grounding & Bonding-NEC 2014

12/5/2016
Based off the Nationally-Recognized Course developed by Mike Holt, IEC Chesapeake's "Grounding & Bonding" will ...
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SB 182

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Senate Bill 182

12/4/2016

This bill requires a “rental dwelling unit” to have a “carbon monoxide alarm” installed outside ...

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Sprint IEC Holiday Flyer

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Sprint's December Offer

12/4/2016
Power Design

Power Design Named to one of Fastest-Growing Companies

12/4/2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Aug. 23, 2016 - PRLog -- Last week Inc. magazine ranked Power Design on ...

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Randisi Associates

Cut Worker Compensation Costs!

By Randisi & Associates
12/4/2016

Special Update: Worker Compensation Insurers May Offer a Premium Discount for Employers with Certain Alcohol- ...

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Legislative Update

Legislative Update

12/4/2016

Glad To Be Back

I am excited to once again represent IEC Chesapeake in legislative ...

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Federated

A Paycheck for Life

By Federated Insurance
12/4/2016

During retirement, you will face a variety of living, medical, and discretionary expenses. To cover ...

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