Tridonic Atco Ballasts
Introducing an extensive product range of Control Gear from Tridonic Atco; a company renowned for its pioneering approach to developing and manufacturing high quality and high performing gear for fluorescent, HID and LED lighting systems. Functionality, superior performance and economically efficient solutions can be found throughout our Tridonic catalogue, from conventional gear for different lamp types to cutting edge solutions for fluorescent and LED systems.
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A new generation of electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps offer service life of up to 100,000 hours, precise lamp operation, full dimmability and interface with switchDIM, corridorFUNCTION, DALI, DSI and SMART Sensors.
We stock HID control gear including magnetic switch start chokes, wire wound transformers and digital gear for metal halide, and high pressure sodium and mercury vapour lighting systems. Included in our range are halogen transformers and cutting edge LUX Control interface units and light sensors. From basic invertors to leading LED constant voltage convertors, T5 dimmable HF ballasts to mnual testing mini-tray gear you will find the solution right here in the Tridonic Catalogue at BLT Direct.
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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.