Specialty Ballast Line

Click on the Cross Reference Sheet below to see which of our specialty ballasts work with the different types of fluorescent lamps. We also have a full catalog with product details and specifications.

Ballasts are required for the operation of gas lamps (including fluorescent lamps, metal halide lamps, and high pressure sodium lamps). They provide the initial starting voltage to the lamp, regulate voltage at an optimal level and compensate for voltage fluctuations. There are two general, broad categories of fluorescent specialty ballasts: Magnetic and Electronic.

Magnetic ballasts are also called inductive or electromagnetic ballasts. They use an aluminum coil wrapped around an iron core to generate and regulate voltage. They are available in 1 and 2 lamp configurations. Electronic ballasts use solid-state electronic circuitry to regulate starting voltage and to maintain proper operating current. They can operate from one to four lamps at a time.

Click on the PDF catalogs below to see our line of Speciality Ballast Lines and view product specification details.

Specialty Ballasts Information