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e-Vision Electronic HID Ballasts

e-Vision Electronic HID Ballasts

 

Low frequency electronic ballasts are recommended by lamp manufacturers to drive the latest generation of ceramic, low wattage metal halide lamps. These ceramic lamps have superior color rendition and can potentially maintain that color over the life of the lamps when operated with electronic ballasts. Since color is dependent on proper lamp wattage, the electronic ballast must be able to maintain lamp wattage precisely at its rated point throughout the rated average life of the lamp. Low frequency electronic HID ballasts such as the Philips Advance e-Vision family constantly measure and adjust the wattage, optimizing delivery of the ceramic lamps’ superior color properties. This makes ceramic metal halide operated by Philips Advance e-Vision ballasts the premier choice for many applications previously illuminated by either tungsten halogen or incandescent sources, such as retail lighting. Operational improvements are gained as greater efficiency and cooler running electronic ballasts lead to energy savings. In addition, ballasts run quieter, weigh less and have compact footprints.

e-Vision Electronic HID Ballasts
MasterColor Elite Medium Wattage e-Vision eHID Ballasts

MasterColor Elite Medium Wattage e-Vision eHID Ballasts

 

The lamp’s sparkling white light with 90 CRI creates a natural ambiance and brings out the best in all different types of colors. The high efficiency of the lamp and ballast together means reduced energy use and a lower cost of ownership compared to traditional 400W Metal Halide HID systems.* This system is ideal for indoor lighting in both high-bay and recessed applications, as well as outdoor lighting for street and area installations. The MasterColor CDM Elite Xtreme ballast for 210W operation includes the same 10kV/5kA surge protection and 80,000 hour rated average life* as found in the CosmoPolis Xtreme ballasts.

 

* Based on a comparison of published data of a Philips CDM Elite MW 315/T9/942/U/E lamp operated by Philips Advance IZTMH-210315-R-LF (341 System Watts) to a Philips MS400/BU/ED28/PS operated by a Philips Advance 71A6092AEE ballast (452 system Watts) operated for 30,000 hours (rated average life of 315W CDM Elite lamp)

MasterColor Elite Medium Wattage e-Vision eHID Ballasts
CosmoPolis Electronic HID Ballasts

CosmoPolis Electronic HID Ballasts

 

CosmoPolis presents a major step forward in outdoor lighting and was developed specifically to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The CosmoPolis system simplifies outdoor lighting with the combination of a compact lamp and optimized, rugged electronic ballast system. Designed specifically for outdoor area and roadway lighting applications, these Xtreme ballasts have integral surge protection of 10kV/5kA, and 80,000 hours rated average life.* This highly efficient system provides end users the ability to convert to a warm white light without sacrificing color endering or system lifetime.

 

* Rated average life is based on 90% surviving when operating at 10°C less than the marked maximum case temperature (Tc-10°C)with one switch per day. Rated average life is based on engineering testing in laboratory conditions and probability data as defined in IEC Norm 60929

CosmoPolis Electronic HID Ballasts
Encapsulated Core & Coil (73B) - Magnetic HID

Encapsulated Core & Coil (73B) - Magnetic HID

 

In this configuration the capacitor is mounted separately in the luminaire, as is the ignitor (where required). Typical applications are installations requiring minimum ballast noise, including indoor installations such as offices,schools and retail stores. Encapsulated core & coil ballasts are UL Recognized.

Encapsulated Core & Coil (73B)
Core & Coil (71A) - Magnetic HID

Core & Coil (71A) - Magnetic HID

 

The electromagnetic or “magnetic” ballast is an inductor consisting of one, two or three copper or aluminum coils assembled on a core (or “stack”) of electrical-grade steel laminations – commonly referred to as a core-and-coil ballast (71A). This assembly transforms electrical power into a form appropriate to start and operate HID lamps. Ballasts for high pressure sodium and pulse start metal halide lamps also include an ignitor to start the lamp. The third major component is the capacitor, which improves the power factor, subsequently reducing line current draw, and in some ballasts circuits works with the core-and-coil to set the lamp operating wattage.Typically, all three components – the basic open core-and-coil, capacitor, and ignitor – are assembled directly into the lighting fixture by the lighting luminaire manufacturer. However, some ballast core-and-coil assemblies are encased in a container to meet specific needs. Core-and-coil ballasts are UL-Recognized.

Core & Coil (71A)
Indoor Enclosed (78E) - Magnetic HID

Indoor Enclosed (78E) - Magnetic HID

 

Indoor enclosed ballasts are UL-Listed for use where the ballast must be mounted remotely from the luminaire. These ballasts are typically used in applications where the luminaire may be mounted in an area with very high ambient temperatures. The ballast can be mounted remotely in a cooler location. The case contains the core-and-coil ballast potted in a heat-dissipating resin (Class H, 180°C max.) within the ballast compartment. The capacitor and ignitor (where used) are also included within the case.

Indoor Enclosed (78E)
F-Can (72C) - Magnetic HID

F-Can (72C) - Magnetic HID

 

F-Can ballasts are also UL-Listed for indoor use and are commonly used with recessed downlighting fixtures to minimize inherent ballast noise. F-Can ballasts are stand-alone products encased and potted in larger fluorescent ballast-style housings. F-Can ballasts utilize Class A (105°C rating, 90°C maximum case temperature) insulating materials for normal indoor ambients. Each ballast unit has an integral auto-reset thermal protector, which disconnects the ballast from the power line in the event of overheating to protect the ballast and prevent melting and dripping of the asphalt fill. All ballasts include the capacitor within the housing. All models for high-pressure sodium, and medium and low wattage pulse start metal halide ballasts also include the ignitor within the housing.

F-Can (72C)
Outdoor Weatherproof (79W) - Magnetic HID

Outdoor Weatherproof (79W) - Magnetic HID

 

Outdoor weatherproof ballasts are designed for remote mounting outdoors under all weather conditions. They may also be placed inside a pole base, but care must be taken to avoid areas prone to flood situations, as weatherproof ballasts are not water submersible. They must also be mounted base (nipple) down, with a drip loop for the wiring, when exposed to weather. A core & coil, with capacitor and ignitor (where required) are firmly mounted to the heat-sink base. This assembly is then protected with an aluminum cover, gasketed and bolted to the base. The most common applications are billboard, road sign lighting and some outdoor sports facilities, such as tennis courts. Outdoor weatherproof ballasts are UL Listed for operation remote from the lighting fixture.

Outdoor Weatherproof (79W)
Postline (74P)
Postline (74P)

Postline (74P)

Lantern-type, post-top fixtures mounted on slender poles often require ballasts, which fit in the poles. Postline ballasts include a special, elongated core & coil encased and potted in high temperature resin (Class H, 180°C max.) in cylindrical housings of a diameter to accommodate being placed within 3” or 4” diameter poles. The capacitor and ignitor (where required) are included within the housing. Postline ballasts are often supplied with hanger chain for mounting and a spring clip designed to press the ballast against the pole wall for added heat sinking. Postline ballasts are UL-Recognized.
Postline (74P)

Electronic HID Ballasts

 

Just as electronic ballast technology enhanced fluorescent lighting systems, electronic HID ballasts bring significant performance improvements to HID lighting systems, including higher efficiency, optimal lumen maintenance and lamp life and enhanced color control over magnetic HID ballasts.

Electronic HID Ballasts

Magnetic HID Ballasts

 

Philips Advance HID ballasts are available in a variety of shapes and sizes for the most popular lighting applications. Six basic designs are available for magnetic ballasts.

Magnetic HID Ballasts

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