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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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1/7/2017

Going paperless will save you time, reduce administrative costs, and improve your customer service.  In ...

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Legrand North America Reaffirms Commitment to Fight Climate Change

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Atlantic Electric Supply Contributes to Area Toy Drive to benefit DC Agency

1/7/2017

Washington, DC - December 13, 2016 - For the past nine years Atlantic Electric Supply has assisted ...

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