Electrical & Lighting
American Ballast’s LED drivers
American Ballast, a global commercial and
residential power solutions company with worldwide manufacturing
capabilities, has developed a line of high-performance, energy efficient LED
drivers. Enabling advancements in LED lighting, the LED drivers can provide
up to 85 per cent energy savings in a wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting
applications such as street lights, indoor down lights, ceiling lights,
displays and channel lighting.
July 8, 2009 By Energy Management
"As an industry leader in developing environmentally friendly products and manufacturing solutions, American Ballast and its parent company, Phihong, are committed to meeting voluntary and mandatory worldwide regulatory initiatives," said Eric Xie, American Ballast’s R&D Director. "Phihong is the first external power supply manufacturer to attain the U.S. ENERGY STAR certification and has also been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an Innovation Design Eco Award Winner for environmentally friendly products. American Ballast has adapted the same mentally and technology for its environmental friendly LED Driver products."
Featuring Instant Start technology with parallel circuit configuration, the LED drivers are engineered to outperform other Instant Start drivers. The operating temperature range is -20ºC up to 70ºC, eliminating the concern for use in harsh or cold weather environments. The LED driver is protected for failure with over voltage and current protection. In the case where the driver does short circuit, the advanced engineering provides for auto-recovery and return to full power.
Ideal for parallel and series configurations, American Ballasts’ LED driver family is IP20 and IP66 rated for dry and wet locations. In addition, the LED driver offers enhanced design functions including the capability to create versatile lighting effects with the dimming capabilities and light distribution control for each LED built into the fixture. Each driver is 95 x 76 x 32mm and have an AC input of 110Vac. Operating levels range from 160-304Vac and have been tested to ensure a current accuracy level of one per cent and load regulation of three per cent. Customers are guaranteed a high-performance driver that meets EMC, FCC, RoHS and government safety standards.
All American Ballast lighting solutions are UL & CuL recognized. With the development of advanced thermal technology the drivers are guaranteed to maintain a high-level of performance and long operation.
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