New Products: Lighting Systems

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff May 15, 2006

Electronic ballasts for two-lamp T5-HO applications that previously incorporated a minimum starting temperature of 0°F


have now been enhanced to feature a minimum starting temperature of —20°F, ensuring operation and flexibility in a broader range of extreme conditions. The ballasts are said to be suited to high-bay fixtures as well as refrigeration applications. For more about Centium from Advance, click here .

Occupancy sensors are featured on their own website, which explains the technology behind the sensors and provides users with a selection tool to help find the right product for their needs. It also provides access to the manufacturer’s design and layout service. For more about occupancy sensors from Lutron, click here .

Light-level switching ballasts for use with F28T5 lamps, are claimed to offer an increase in efficiency of nearly 8% over standard T5 ballasts. A single control lead allows the user to switch from full light output down to 50% power level with a standard wall switch or lighting relay. The ballasts are available with a ballast factor of .95 and feature programmed start technology for long lamp life, universal input voltage (120 to 277 volts)), and end-of-lamp life shutdown circuitry with auto-reset that is necessary. For more about Ballastar from Universal, click here .

High-bay occupancy sensor employs passive infrared technology for use in warehouses, manufacturing plants and other facilities with high ceilings, and provides local occupancy control and minimizes false triggering. The unit is specifically designed for high-mounted areas and installs directly to an industrial fluorescent luminaire or an electrical junction box. It is a self-contained sensor and relay that turns individual light fixtures on or off based on occupancy in the detection zone. For more about OSFHB-ITW from Leviton, click here .