Do Magnetic Ballasts Wear Out?

As experts in the lighting industry and dedicated manufacturers of lamp ballasts at James Lighting, we often field questions on the durability and longevity of different types of lamp ballasts. One question that comes up frequently is: “Do magnetic ballasts wear out?” The direct answer to this is, yes, like any piece of equipment, magnetic […]

What is an Electronic Fluorescent Lamp Ballast?

In the world of lighting technology, there’s an unsung hero that often goes unnoticed – the electronic fluorescent light ballasts. We at James Lighting have been working with these ingenious devices for years, ensuring our lighting products perform at their best. Now, you might wonder, what’s so special about an electronic fluorescent ballast? Simply put, […]

Do I Have an Electronic or Magnetic Ballast?

At James Lighting, we often get inquiries from customers who are unsure about the type of ballast used in their lighting setup. They ask us, “Do I have an electronic or magnetic ballast?” The confusion is understandable given the technical nature of these devices, but determining the type of ballast you have is easier than […]

Can I Use a Fluorescent Ballast for a UV Light?

As a manufacturer of lamp ballasts, James Lighting often fields questions from customers about their products. One common query we receive is: “Can I use a fluorescent ballast for a UV light?” Lighting ballasts can be complex, and while they may look similar, they serve very specific functions. The answer to whether a fluorescent ballast […]

What is the difference between electromagnetic ballast and electronic ballast?

In the dynamic world of lighting, understanding the core components can be a challenging endeavor for many. For us at James Lighting, breaking down these complexities is all in a day’s work. You might wonder why the ballast – a seemingly ordinary component – comes in various forms, and how they differ. When it boils […]

Is magnetic or electronic ballast better?

Navigating the world of lighting components, especially when it comes to ballasts, can feel like threading a needle in the dark. With a vast array of choices and tech jargon flying around, it’s no surprise that many find themselves pondering: Which is superior, magnetic or electronic ballast? After a deep dive into both, I’d say […]

What does a magnetic ballast do?

The concept of magnetic ballasts can seem puzzling, especially in an age dominated by digital and electronic devices. At James Lighting, we often encounter curious clients wondering about this seemingly arcane component. What is it? How does it work? Why should I care? At its core, a magnetic ballast is designed to regulate the current […]

Can I replace a magnetic ballast with an electronic one?

Working in the lighting industry, one of the most frequent questions I come across is about ballast replacements. With the advancements in technology and the shift toward energy efficiency, many wonder if it’s time to make a switch. Is your old magnetic ballast holding you back? Yes, you can replace a magnetic ballast with an […]

What are the advantages of electronic ballast over magnetic ballast?

In the dynamic world of lighting, there’s a quiet revolution happening. As someone deeply invested in this industry, I’ve witnessed the gradual transition from magnetic ballasts to their electronic counterparts. But why is this shift occurring? Electronic ballasts offer a plethora of advantages over magnetic ballasts, ranging from energy efficiency to increased lifespan and beyond. […]

Are T8 and T12 ballast interchangeable?

In the realm of fluorescent lighting, there’s always buzz around terms like T8 and T12. Especially when it comes to the topic of interchangeability. For professionals and hobbyists alike, understanding these terms can spell the difference between efficient lighting and potentially costly mistakes. At a basic level, T8 and T12 refer to the diameter of […]

What’s a HID ballast?

The HID ballast is designed to provide high initial voltage to start the lamp, then decrease voltage quickly to a stable operating level. Lighting Ballasts may contain a variety of hazardous materials and must be handled and disposed accordingly. Ballasts  HID of any type should, and in some cases are required to be, recycled. The […]

What’s a hid ballast kit?

hid ballast kit: All three types of HID lamps require the use of a ballast to assist in starting and limiting the current across the arc once the arc has been struck. Remember that HID lamps are negative resistance lamps. If lamp ballast were not used, the arc discharge would draw an unlimited amount of […]

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