Antron Electronics provide various electronic fluorescent ballast solution for your lighting application.
Fluorescent lamp is one of the common light sources for indoor lighting. If classified by diameter, common fluorescent tubes can be divided into T5, T8, T10, and T12. There are also 2D lamps, CFL lamps, BIAX-PLL and round lamps, etc. The differences between the lamps are tube diameters and luminous efficiency. The straighter and longer the tube is, the easier it is for the current to pass, which result in higher efficiency. Electronic ballast is key to the luminous efficiency of fluorescent lamps. Electronic ballast provides stable current output, improves energy efficiency and it is insusceptible to the voltage of external power system. These advantages give brighter luminous output and stabler light source supply.
Electronic ballast design is the key to the life and efficiency of fluorescent lamps. In response to the use of fluorescent lamps in different places, the electronic ballast choices could also be different. For example, in a place where frequent light switching happens, it is recommended to use electronic ballasts with preheating function. It is not restricted to the number of turning on and off, and at the same time extending the life of fluorescent lamp. As for places where light needs to be turned on immediately can apply Instant-start electronic ballasts, using high voltage to start fluorescent lamp rapidly.
Antron fluorescent ballast offer diverse start-up mechanisms that can be classified into 4 types: Instant Start, Modified Rapid Start, Program Start, and Rapid Start. With different types of start-up mechanisms, the ballast will have your lamp warmed up and prepared before lighting up. This particular step will extent the lifespan of your lamps considerably and prevent lamps from blackening. Antron ballasts work with T5, T8, T10, T12, 2D, CFL, BIAX-PLL and circular lamp with universal input voltage 120-277V, 347V or 480V. Some electronic ballasts have minimum starting temperature of -22℉/-30℃. Antron Electronics provides high-quality fluorescent light ballast with UL/cUL certification, and most of our ballasts have 5 years warranty.
Moreover, we also have step dimming ballast and DC input ballast series. Antron’s all-embracing electronic ballast for fluorescent lamps and ballast light fixtures will satisfy your requirements and needs.
Plant Grow Lighting
Grow lights are usually used for indoor gardening as supplement for indoor plant lighting and rebuild a growing environment suitable for plants. Using artificial light sources to supplement the shortcomings of insufficient indoor lighting, allowing plants to grow healthily even in indoor environment, or in winter when natural lighting is less. Grow lights simulate the spectral wavelength, temperature, and intensity of natural sunlight. By simulating the spectral wavelength, temperature and intensity of natural sunlight, plant grow lights provide artificial light sources for cultivating plants and stimulate plants to perform photosynthesis. The light intensity, quality and time required by various plants are also different. Sunlight is a mixture of seven spectrums. Unlike ordinary indoor fluorescent lamps, the plant growth spectrum is dominated by blue light with wavelengths of 400~520nm and red light with wavelengths of 610~720nm. Plant lighting can be made into all blue, all red or mixed red and blue lamps, providing light that the plants required for carrying out photosynthesis. For example, the red spectrum makes plants bloom, while the blue spectrum promotes plant vegetative growth.
Fluorescent lights are often used for indoor vegetables or herbs, they are the most common choice for home gardening lighting. Standard fluorescent grow lights come in a variety of shapes, tubular fluorescents are the most ideal, such as T5, T8, and T12. Small fluorescent bulbs are also useful, such as CFL preheat or fast-start bulbs, which are both power efficient. Generally, the brightest T5 fluorescent lamps are suitable for plant propagation. As for T8, T12 and CFL fluorescent lights have relatively weaker intensity and are suitable for plants with lower lighting requirements. Take vegetables or flowering plants for example, photoperiod is crucial during the developmental stage to trigger plant flowering.
Antron provides a variety of electronic ballasts for plant lights with four different starting methods: Instant Start, Modified Rapid Start, Program Start, and Rapid Start. These starting methods preheat lamps and prevent lamp blackening and prolong lamp lifespan. Antron provides series of ballasts for T5 lamps from 8W to 96W, and ballasts for T8 lamps from 8W to 96W. As for CFL fluorescent ballast, we have ballasts for CFL lamps from 7 watts to 70 watts that can be applied with PLC, PLT lamp. If you have requirement for dimming, Antron designed fluorescent ballasts with step dimming function. The ballast allows you to control brightness as 100% or 50% by a simple switch. Step dimming ballasts is suitable for T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps from 17 to 55W. Besides AC input ballasts, we also provide ballasts with DC input. Antron DC input ballasts are for 14W to 42W T5 and T8 lamp. Antron Electronics provides high-quality fluorescent light ballast with UL/cUL certification, most of our ballasts have 5 years warranty. Our all-embracing electronic ballast for fluorescent lamps and ballast light fixtures will satisfy your requirements and needs.