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Frequently asked questions

How can I tell whether I have a magnetic ballast or an electronic ballast?

While commercial test equipment is available for determining whether a magnetic ballast is in place, there is an inexpensive do-it-yourself test that can be done with your cell phone! Just point your cell phone camera at the lamp, and take … Continue reading

What is the difference between a magnetic and electronic ballast?

An electronic ballast is a more advanced design which utilizes solid state circuitry to provide greater energy efficiency and less flicker. An electronic ballast, by increasing the frequency of current surging through the lamp from the line voltage 60 Hz … Continue reading