Detailed below is the Philips Lighting range of Matchbox High Frequency Ballasts, each an affordable, robust and lightweight and very compact gear for use with system wattages below 25 watts, in combination with TL mini, TL-D, TL5, TL5c, PLT/C and PLL/S lamps. Both the Matchbox Red and Blue ballasts are suitable for use with movement-detection control systems, and are ideally suited to indoor applications such as supermarkets, offices, hotels and residential buildings.
In addition automatic restart after relamping or voltage dip, programmed flicker-free light and preheated start come as standard on all these ballasts.
The Matchbox Red units feature over 60,000 on/off switches on one lamp and last 50,000 hours; the Matchbox Blue ballasts feature over 8,000 on/switches on one lamp and as such are best suited to applications where lamps burn uninterrupted for long periods and where the switching cycle is infrequent. All Matchbox gear is suitable for emergency DC operation between 190V and 254V, as well as being suitable for class1 and class 2 luminaires.