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Ballast

Informal; anything that helps bring balance to an economy or company. For example, if strong auto sales lift an otherwise stagnant economy, it may be said to be a ballast preserving GDP growth. The term refers to the weight that helps balance a ship at sea.
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EXAMPLE: If the ballast is retained, there is an additional cost of $18.
Outdoor cold weather ballasts were originally excluded from the energy conservation standards.
New York City was directed by the EPA to remove all such ballasts "in an expedited manner over several years.
designs, manufactures and markets a proprietary line of energy-saving and daylight harvesting electronic dimming ballasts for the commercial lighting industry.
Settings from old ballasts are transferred to replacements with just a few mouse clicks, saving time and eliminating guesswork.
Property managers may want to note, however, that any quantity of DEHP found in a municipal landfill could cause the person responsible for disposing of the ballasts to be partially or fully responsible for funding the clean up.
The Axis DDH ballast incorporates a patented dipswitch that allows fixed-level dimming in 10% increments from 100% of output to 40% output, with a corresponding reduction in electrical energy.
By removing the ballast the end user will reduce the energy consumption from 32 Watts to 17 Watts.
has developed an innovative new ballast with the aim of expanding daylight harvesting into mainstream fluorescent lighting applications.
an energy solutions company, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, is an innovator, developer and marketer of energy efficient electronic ballasts for fluorescent fixtures in the commercial lighting industry.
The new IC integrates PFC, ballast control and 600V half-bridge driver in a compact 16-lead SO package and features a wide range input voltage PFC to simplify complex multi-lamp circuits offering a fault counter on the current-sense pin for multi-lamp ballasts and cycle-by-cycle protection on the PFC side for high reliability.
Before Green Ballast started the lighting project for us, they came to us with a mission with very clear objectives: