Fluorescent ballasts are used in every office, warehouse, school, church and building in the US and abroad. We carry thousands of ballasts including T8 ballasts, T12 ballasts, compact fluorescent ballast, sign ballasts, freezer ballasts, circline ballasts and germicidal ballasts. Fluorescent ballast are basically put into two major categories one being electronic and the other being magnetic. Within these two categories there are many shapes, sizes and styles. The most common ballast, the standard magnetic ballast has been around for years, they are the ballast that cause the “flicker” effect many of us see when we turn on the lights in our offices on a cold morning. These ballast are extremely heavy because they contain large amounts of copper and other metals. Over the past few years many of these have been discontinued due to the 2005 E-Pact legislation. If you find your ballast is not listed on our website, or it has a note that states there is limited availability, please contact one of our representatives. We will be able to locate an electronic replacement and help you with the wiring of the new ballast. For many lamps however, magnetic ballast are the only type of ballast available unless you switch to one of the Fulham Workhorse ballast
Electronic ballast are typically seen in newer buildings and in almost all the new fixtures presently being manufactured. These ballast weigh a fraction of their magnetic counterparts because they are made up of small electronic components. Electronic ballast are instant start and extremely quiet so they are popular for use in schools and offices. With rising energy costs switching to electronic ballast is an easy way to save money.
AtlantaLightBulbs.com stocks all the major brands includling Universal Lighting Technologies, PHILIPS Advance, Fulham, AC Electronics and many more. We carry ballast for all types of applications including freezers, sign ballast, dimming ballast, T5 & T8 electronic ballast.
To select the ballast you need to replace, locate the Cat no. or Catalog number on the ballast. This number is typically printed in bold on the label and is what we use to figure out exactly which ballast you need. If your not sure please contact a representative at 1-888-988-2852.