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Universal Lighting Technologies Introduces New Ballastar® Ballasts for F14T5 Lamps

Universal Lighting Technologies Introduces New Ballastar® Ballasts for F14T5 LampsUniversal Lighting Technologies has introduced the latest expansion of its Ballastar® line of light-level switching ballasts. The B214PU115S50A is specifically designed for F14T5 lamps and provides maximum light output for 2-by-2 fixture applications. Switching from full to half output via wall switch or lighting relay, the Ballastar T5 is ideal for offices, classrooms, conference rooms, and more.

The light-level switching capability of the Ballastar T5 allows for simple compliance with ASHRAE 90.1 and California Title 24 switching requirements. Unlike standard ballast and lamp switching, light-level switching illuminates an entire area evenly without dark spots. All Ballastar ballasts incorporate two “hot” power leads for control with two standard switches or relays, which simplifies installation. Switching one lead on provides 50-percent power, while having both switches on provides 100-percent power. This control scheme is very intuitive for end-user operation; no instructions or training is necessary for use.

The B214PU1115S50A has a ballast factor of 1.15 and can operate one or two F14T5 lamps. Programmed starting is incorporated into the design, which helps maintain long lamp life even when connected with occupancy sensors, as are frequently being installed. Ballastar ballasts comply with ANSI ballast requirements and include end-of-lamp-life shutdown circuitry with auto re-strike for safe operation. Universal input voltage allows Ballastar to be connected to any voltage from 120 to 277 volts at 50 or 60 hertz. The ballast operates with less than 10 percent THD at full bright.

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