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Electronic Ballasts

ECGs are the most common ballasts used today for current limiting and often ignition. This is necessary for gas discharge lamps, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent lamps or metal halide lamps, otherwise the discharge current increases due to impact ionization until the lamp is destroyed. At the same time, the electronic ballast is not only smaller and lighter than magnetic ballasts, but also consumes less power, enables flicker-free operation of the lamp and helps it to achieve higher efficiency.  
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Advantages Compact housing Auto restart after lamp replacement  Application areas…

€10.67 net €8.97

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Automatic restart after relamping Lamp start with optimum filament preheating For use in…

€10.01 net €8.41

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Compact housing, Auto restart after lamp replacement, Automatic safety shutdown of lamp d…

€7.46 net €6.27

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Automatic restart after relamping Lamp start with optimum filament preheating For use in…

€9.95 net €8.36

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The 1-channel electronic ballast QTP-OPTIMAL 1X54...58 for TC-L, T5 and T8 lamps from the…

€8.68 net €7.29

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Long lamp lifeHigh switching capabilityAutomatic restart after lamp replacementVDE / VDE…

€9.51 net €7.99

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- Facilitates the exchange of electronic ballasts (ECG) in 30 mm wide sheet metal housing…

€5.00 net €4.20

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The electronic ballast QTP-OPTIMAL 40/220-240/700 L for TC-L/F, T5 and T8 lamps from the…

€10.45 net €8.78

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2-flame 58 W FL ECG for T8 lampsThe 2-flame electronic ballast EL2x58ngn for T8 fluoresce…

€17.90 net €15.04

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For emergency lighting systems as per EN 50172Large temperature range (for values see tab…

€13.15 net €11.05

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The 2-channel electronic ballast QTP-OPTIMAL 2X54...58 for TC-L, T5 and T8 lamps from the…

€10.46 net €8.79

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Art.-Nr.: 4050300638584
Compact housingAuto restart after lamp replacementAutomatic safety shutdown of lamp defec…

€8.91 net €7.49

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The TCI BCC 124 by TCI is an emergency current capable, ultra small and compact IP20 prot…

€8.65 net €7.27

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The Philips HF-Performer III HF-P 258 TL-D III 220-240V 50/50Hz IDC is a 2-flame high-fre…

€14.28 net €12.00

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Temperature protection as per EN 61347-2-3 C5eLarge temperature range (for values see tab…

€10.57 net €8.88

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The 1/2 flame electronic ballast HF-E 1/2 58 TL-D II 220-240V 50 / 60Hz from Philips’ sma…

€10.69 net €8.98

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FL ECG for T5-T8 and TC lampsThe BCC 124 SL from TCI is an emergency light capable IP20 p…

€11.47 net €9.64

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Automatic restart after relamping Lamp start with optimum filament preheating, gem for us…

€14.28 net €12.00

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Advantages Compact housing Auto restart after lamp replacement Application areas Publ…

€10.67 net €8.97

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Advantages OSRAM QTi 2X35 / 49/80 GII: - Long lamp life - High operating strength - Aut…

€19.02 net €15.98

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The HF-R 236 TL-D EII 220-240V 50/60Hz is an emergency capable, dimmable and efficient 2-…

€27.61 net €23.20

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Reduced maintenance costs due to longer lamp life Flickering when Automatic restart after…

€21.25 net €17.86

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Advantages OSRAM QTi 2x28 / 54/35/49 GII: - Long lamp life - High operating strength -…

€22.99 net €19.32

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Light expert info

Electronic Ballasts

ECGs are the most common ballasts used today for current limiting and often ignition. This is necessary for gas discharge lamps, fluorescent tubescompact fluorescent lamps or metal halide lamps, otherwise the discharge current increases due to impact ionization until the lamp is destroyed.

At the same time, the electronic ballast is not only smaller and lighter than magnetic ballasts, but also consumes less power, enables flicker-free operation of the lamp and helps it to achieve higher efficiency.

Advantages of electronic ballasts 

  • Capacitive power factor: significant reactive power is avoided - controlled, reliable starting has a positive effect on lamp life 
  • flicker-free start and operation of the lamps 
  • Safety shutdown in case of lamp defect 
  • Possible emergency operation thanks to option of DC operation 
  • Maintenance-free commissioning after lamp replacement thanks to automatic restart 

Dimmable ECG 

Some electronic ballasts offer the possibility of dimming. A distinction is made between analogue and digital dimmable electronic ballasts. While the analogue dimmable ones are controlled with a control signal of 1 - 10 Volt and have no stand-by losses, digital dimmable ECGs are controlled with a DALI bus signal. Even when switched off, the device is always connected to the mains and thus causes standby losses.
If you have any further questions about ballasts, their special features or your conversion, please do not hesitate to contact our lighting experts. With high-quality products from well-known manufacturers such as OSRAMTRIDONICPHILIPS, and many more, we can certainly help you buy the ideal ballast for your application. 

Of course, you can also find drivers for the operation of your LED in our store.

Replacement of conventional ballasts with electronic ballasts 

From the advantages listed, it is already clear that replacing the obsolete conventional ballast with a modern electronic ballast is worthwhile in terms of amortisation. And lower maintenance and material costs and a longer service life also speak in favour of replacing the units. At the same time, the conversion can be done quickly - taking a few points into account: 

  • Is the ECG suitable for my luminaire type? (Example: if you have a T8 lamp, the ECG must be designed for T8 lamps) 
  • Does the output power of the ECG match the required power of my lamp? (Example: the power 58W of your lamp must be able to power the ECG) 
  • Is the design right? (ECGs have different designs and masses, it is important to ensure that the design is suitable for the application) 
  • Is the number of output channels of the ECG suitable? (Example: if you want to connect several lamps to one ECG, it must have enough output channels to control the individual lamps) 

Attention: Operating and test symbols such as VDE expire with the conversion. In some cases the wiring must be changed.