In fluorescent lighting systems, Ballasts are used to regulate the current passing to the lamps. They ensure that the current passing to light the lamp remain stable. Without them, fluorescent lamps would uncontrollably increase the current drawn, overheat, and burn. When you switch on a fluorescent lamp, the ballasts supply high voltage that establishes an arc between the lamp electrodes. Then, they immediately reduce the voltage and keep the current steady so that the light output remains steady. The main types of ballasts include instant start ballasts that use high voltage to start the lamps and immediately reducing it for steady lighting. They are preferred because they can start even in low temperatures. Other categories of ballasts include programmed ballasts that use sensors
to turn lamps on or off. You can also go for the rapid start ballasts, pulse start and probe start HID ballasts
, and emergency ballast
. Visit our page to check the best ballasts including fluorescent ballasts
and HID ballasts, and pick the ideal option for your facility.