Vossloh Schwabe Ballasts & Ignitors
Vossloh Schwabe has been developing and manufacturing lighting controls for over 85 years, bringing to the market a strong product range of Ballasts and Ignitors, Gearboxes and Chokes that boast reliable performance and a long service life.
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Offering cost-effective and all round solutions for fluorescent, compact fluorescent, sodium, mercury and metal halide lamps their portfolio includes electronic and magnetic gear.
Our range of electronic gear for T5, T8 and CFL systems is guaranteed to offer you energy-efficient solutions which feature safety shutdown, multiple switching, silent operation, flicker-free light, constant light output and over-temperature and voltage fluctuation protection.
Electromagnetic ballasts offer robust and functional performance, saving energy compared to standard ballasts. These products are protected against overheating and feature integrated temperature switches which disable lamps at the end of life.
Additional features are particular to each gear and may include digital timer ignitors and IP65 rating. We have categorised the Vossloh Schwabe control gear range according to type.
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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.