Helvar T5 Dimmable High Frequency Ballasts
Introducing the Helvar catalogue of T5 Dimmable High Frequency Ballasts; each high quality unit offering high performance, excellent reliability and energy efficient operation. These multiple ballasts are for use with single, twin, triple and quad T5 (16mm diameter) fluorescent tubes rated between 14 Watt and 54 Watts. These ballasts offer a full 1-100% dimming range, have a very slim, low profile shape and feature side and standard mounting options.
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Controlled via 1-10V interface this gear benefits from simultaneous microprocessor switch-control and analogue control; runs stabilised, flicker free light output; has over-voltage and over-temperature protection, and end of life shutdown. These exceptional electronic ballasts offer a high degree of versatility in lighting design, particularly in commercial applications.
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Switch Start Switch start is the control gear that has been used by the industry for many years. The current is limited by a wire wound magnetic choke or ballast. The choke, which is a coil of wire makes the circuit inductive. The advantage of sw...Read More »
An electronic transformer is used to reduce mains voltage to a suitable voltage for halogen light bulbs (Not to be confused with LED Drivers). When selecting a transformer it is important to ensure the max wattage is not exceeded by the total wattage consumed by the light bulbs.
Please Note: It is not recommended to "max" out transformers.
IE 5no. lamps x 10 watts each = 50 watts therefore a 60 watt (60VA) transformer would be acceptable, however if you had 6 lamps a 60 watt transformer would be "maxed" out. In this case we would then recommend a 105 watt (105VA) model.
The original type of ballast, the electromagnetic ballast was introduced with the first iteration of fluorescent lamps.