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Advance Centium ICN-2P60-N35I Electronic Lamp Ballast Advance Optanium IOP-2P59-N35I Electronic Lamp Ballast CFL Electronic Ballast  EP2/26CF/MV/K2
CFL Ballast EP2/18CF/MV/K2 CFL Ballast EP2/42CF/MV/K2 Compact Fluorescent Ballast EP2/13CF/MV/K2
MP72901 HL-BLEDEM-CP-1600 LED Emergency Driver HL-BLEDEM-CP-2000 LED Emergency Driver
HL-BLEDEM-CP-2400 LED Emergency Driver HL-BLEDEM-CP-800 LED Emergency Driver HL-BLEDEM-CP-1200 LED Emergency Driver
Dry Capacitor 10.0/400-2B Dry Capacitor 15.0/400-2C BALT5-800TD
Emergency Ballast BAL700 Emergency Ballast BAL500 F32T8 Fluorescent Ballast EP3/32IS/MV/MC/HE
Electronic Ballast F32T8 EP2/32IS/MV/MC/HE F32T8 Fluorescent Ballast EP4/32IS/MV/MC/HE Howard Lighting EP2/40RS/MV/MC Electronic Fluorescent Ballast
Electronic Fluorescent Ballast EP2/59IS/MV/MC/HE Fluorescent Emergency Backup Ballast 2900 - 3000 Lumens - Dual Voltage MP72904
MP72900 MP72903 Metal Halide Ballast M-250-4T-CWA-K
Metal Halide Ballast M-400-4T-CWA-K high pressure ballast S-1000-5T-CWA-K high pressure ballast S-100-4T-HXH-K
high pressure ballast S-150-4T-HXH-K high pressure ballast S-250-5T-CWA-K high pressure ballast S-250-4T-CWA-K
high pressure ballast S-35-120-RXH-K high pressure ballast S-70-120-RXH-K high pressure ballast S-70-4T-HXH-K
Emergency Ballast BAL1400TD MP72914 MP72910
MP72913 BALT5-1300TD BALT5-500TD
1500W quad tap ballast M-1500-4T-CWA-K 175W metal halide ballast M-175-4T-CWA-K 400W five tap MH ballast M-400-5T-CWA-K
250 watt metal halide ballast M-250-5T-CWA-K Philips Centium ICN2P32N35I Electronic Ballast Philips Centium ICN2S110SC Electronic Ballast
Philips Centium ICN2S40N Electronic Ballast Philips Centium ICN4P32N35I Electronic Ballast Philips Comp-Covered LC1420CI Magnetic Ballast
Philips NPF RLCS140TPWI Magnetic Ballast Philips STD RS2232TPWI Magnetic Ballast Pulse start metal halide MP-100-4T-HXH-K
Pulse start metal halide MP-150-4T-HXH-K Pulse start metal halide MP-250-4T-PSCWA-K Pulse start metal halide MP-400-5T-PSCWA-K
Pulse start metal halide MP-70-4T-HXH-K Pulse start metal halide MP-750-5T-PSCWA-K Starter ST2000
Electronic Ballast EP2/110RS/MV/SC T12 Flourescent Ballast EP2/75IS/MV/SC T5 Flourescent Ballast EP2/54HO/PRS/MV/W/MC
T5 Fluorescent Ballasts: Products 4 Lamp F54T5/HO Electronic Ballast T8 Flourescent Ballast EPH2/32IS/MV/MC/HE T8 Flourescent Ballast EPL2/32IS/MV/MC/HE
T8 Flourescent Ballast EPH3/32IS/MV/MC/HE T8 Flourescent Ballast EPL3/32IS/MV/SC/HE T8 Flourescent Ballast EPH4/32IS/MV/SC/HE
T8 Flourescent Ballast EP4/32PPRS/MV/SC/HE

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For more information about Ballasts check out our blog post entitled "What is a Ballast?"
A transformer is a device that is designed to control the amount of current in an electrical circuit. One of the most common examples of a modern inductive transformer is one used in a Fluorescent Lamp. The transformer limits the current throughout the tube which could possibly otherwise reach destructive levels because of the tubes negative resistance characteristics.

There are various transformers that differ in usage and complexity. Fluorescent Ballasts are one of the most common forms used today. The Fluorescent type is used on many common different fluorescent tube types like: T12, T9, T8, and T5. HID or High Intensity Discharge Ballasts are used to limit the current for Ballasts that run Lamp types like Metal Halide, High Pressure Sodium, Low Pressure Sodium and more.
Emergency Ballasts are designed to power Emergency Fixtures during a power out. An Emergency type is meant to power the fixture or fixtures for 90 minutes or more during an emergency situation.

Starters and Capacitors are used with HID Ballasts. Starters, also known as ignitors or igniters, are used to start or "ignite" the lamp. Capacitors aka Condensers are designed to store electrostatic energy. The Capacitor contains at least two electrical conductors separated by an insulator.