March 24, 2022
LED Tube Retrofits: The Benefits and Types
The Benefits of LED Tube Retrofits
As the technology of LEDs and their drivers have improved, lighting manufacturers have developed LED bulbs to replace older and less-efficient lighting types, known as LED retrofits. These days, LED retrofits can be found in all types of applications, from day-to-day residential and commercial lighting, to high-intensity outdoor and industrial lighting. The latter being where the endurance and consistent brightness of LEDs are crucial for safety. In nearly every setting, LED retrofits can be seen outperforming their counterparts in key aspects such as improved light-up time and longer lifespans.
January 17, 2022
Electronic Ballast Starting Methods
A fluorescent light ballast converts the input voltage, typically 120 VAC to 480 VAC in North America, to the proper voltage needed to establish an arc between the two electrodes. A ballast can use various starting methods depending on the type of lamp and its application.
April 07, 2020
There are various controllable lighting options that will dim your lights for ambiance or energy efficiency. Dimming lights 20% saves approximately 20% in energy savings. Controllable lighting solutions can be pretty simple for a single room or complex for total building lighting control. There are several components in a controllable lighting system: a dimmable lamp, dimming ballast, dimming control including dimmer and an optional sensor.
Most types of lighting technologies can be dimmed including incandescent, fluorescent, compact fluorescent, LED and halogen lamps. In some cases, there are both dimmable and non-dimmable versions of a lamp.