Vossloh Schwabe Ballasts & Ignitors
Vossloh Schwabe has been a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality lighting controls for more than 85 years, developing a strong product range of ballasts, ignitors, gearboxes and chokes that guarantee reliable performance a long service life – exactly what anyone seeking these kind of lighting controls will be looking for.
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Their cost-effective solutions are compatible with fluorescent, compact fluorescent, sodium, mercury and metal halide lamps, and their portfolio also includes a selection of electronic and magnetic gear. The electronic gear is suitable to T5, T8 and CFL systems, and with impressive energy-saving credentials and a multitude of features (including safety shutdown, multiple switching, flicker-free light, temperature and voltage fluctuation protection and silent operation), it’s easy to see why they’re the first choice of many seeking quality control gear.
The electromagnetic ballasts are also recognised for their robust and functional performance, saving plenty of energy compared to the standard ballasts available. The products have been designed with safety in mind, with built-in protection against overheating, and an integrated temperature switch that disables lamps at the end of their lifespan.
Browse the full range of Vossloh Schwabe lighting controls here at BLT Direct, where you’ll find quality IP65-rated gear at the lowest prices.
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.