500 Lumen Low Profile Emergency Ballasts
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Additional Product InformationEmergency ballasts in a low profile shape make any fluorescent fixture a point of egress direction. It operates a linear fluorescent for 90 minutes in case of a power outage. Probably one of the most convenient and least noticed forms of emergency lighting. Each ballast includes a battery pack, battery charger, an inverter circuit, and can be top-mounted on the fixture or in the fixture channel. All ballasts comply with the latest codes and standards including UL924. It comes in a universal 120/277 volt rating, so one emergency ballast operates on both voltages.
- Operates T5, T5/HO, T8, T10, T12, 4-Pin CFL, 4-Pin Long CFL.
- For use in new or existing fixtures of 1 to 4 lamps.
- Operates one lamp in the emergency mode.
- 2-in-1 LED indicator light and push-to-test switch (for mandated code compliance testing).
- Internal battery automatically connects to the fluorescent lamp for minimum 90-minute emergency illumination vain internal solid-state transfer switch.
- A discharged battery completely recharges in 24 hours, via fully automatic solid-state, two-rate charger.
This is probably one of the best solutions for emergency lighting ever invented. It gives you an emergency capability to have the lights come on when there’s a fire or some other power outage situation. But instead of having emergency lights mounted on a wall somewhere and distracting from the interior space, all you need to do is put these in place with fluorescent light fixtures. These are made to operate fluorescent lamps for at least 90 minutes, and it doesn’t change the look of your interior space at all. Because these are mounted inside the light fixture in most cases, in the ballast channel, you’re never going to see it unless you remove that. All you’ll know is that when that power outage occurs this will give people light to get out of the building.
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These come with an emergency battery inside which holds the charge to operate the lamp in the existing light fixture. It’s straightforward and no different from any other kind of emergency lighting; it’s all based on battery power. You have several choices with these in regards to the type of lamp which could be a T8 or T12 lamp, a T5 T8 combination or long compact bulbs like a GE long biax. What it won’t light the lamp took full light output, but usually does a percentage which is somewhere around 30 percent. In a dark building that’s plenty of light to figure out where to go. Of course, you do have lumen ratings for different emergency ballasts depending on what your local codes are and what they expect the output to be. You can use these with almost any fluorescent ballasts operating in standard light fixtures.
When it comes to wiring this type of device in your existing light fixtures, there are a lot of wires, and you need to look at the wiring diagram that comes with the product. It can be a little complicated, and it’s not as simple as rewiring a ballast all by itself. It’s another component that has to be used in conjunction with your existing ballast, so the wiring is critical to get right. You want to make sure that it works perfectly when you have that emergency where the power goes out. We have reliable manufacturers for this type of product, but many people have recognized Philips Bodine as one of the leaders in this area of the lighting industry. Even though that is true, the products that we have performed very well and are an excellent replacement for those no matter what your type of lighting situation may be.
Always keep in mind that these emergency ballasts are used in conjunction with existing ballast you may have already. Your standard ballast will operate the light fixture normally, but when the power goes out, it will switch over to an emergency like ballast which will then run the lamp at a lower light output for egress lighting. Check your local codes as to where you need to place these; a local fire inspector will know precisely what you need to do in that kind of a situation for you to comply. And if you’re building a new building, the engineer will specify this as well. If you’re looking for a larger quantity of these items, please email us or call us for a bulk price discount. We always have plenty of these on hand, and we can help you with making sure you get the right one for your needs. These come with a five-year warranty, and they can also come with a test button so you can know that they’re working correctly. Let us know if we can help you today in any emergency lighting needs that you have, whether it’s battery replacement, wall-mounted emergency lights or something else.