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Universal HID ballasts for industrial high and low bay lighting as a complete replacement kit.

HID lighting is the type that has a very high light output and operates on magnetic core and coil ballasts.  They were developed to be more energy efficient than the old style mercury vapor lamps they eventually replaced. It has been a trusted source of light year after year, and it's the standard for applications like industrial, roadway or security lighting.  For your general information, the high pressure sodium lamp gives off a golden white color and metal halide illuminates with a white light, that is how you can tell the difference.  But sometimes it can be a little difficult finding a replacement ballast. That's where we come in, we're eLightBulbs.com and we carry the HID ballasts you need at a reasonable price.  We have Universal HID ballasts for all kinds of existing fixtures including industrial low bay and high bay, shoebox, roadway or security light fixtures.  You can count on Universal Lighting Technologies for the widest variety of ballasts for all kind of lighting applications.  We're are one of the largest distributors of this product line and we can't think of a better way to maintain your home, municipal or security lighting.

As with all HID bulbs, they operate on magnetic or sometimes electronic ballasts to make them work. Universal ballasts for our HID lamps are one of the most popular brands in the industry with a history of reliable service that goes back many decades.  We stock them in a multi-tap voltage configuration which means you can use them on 120, 208 or 277 volt circuits.  We have 480 volt ballasts but those are almost always a dedicated voltage.  In either case, we make it easier for you by providing the correct one, without having to keep individual voltages on the shelf.  It should also be mentioned that ballasts for various types are not interchangeable. For example, a 400 watt metal halide and a 400 watt high pressure sodium do not use the same ballast.

The range of the product line includes operation for all the general categories of HID and all the available wattages used in industry today.  All of them have a capacitor as part of the kit which provides a high voltage for a moment, in order to start the arc.  If you're lamp has quit operating and you know it's not the bulb, then you must assume that the ballast or the capacitor needs to be changed.  It's a maintenance issue for building managers of warehouse, industrial, roadway and security lighting.  It's usually okay to retrofit a system such as high pressure sodium to metal halide as many people prefer the pure white color of the halide lamps.  The socket is usually the same and it's simply a matter of changing the ballast and lamp.

Keep in mind that there are various types of Universal ballasts, we describe some of the general characteristics of them for industrial lighting today.  Whatever type you have, you will be getting the most reliable ballast on the market today.  Our inventory of ballasts is one of the most complete available online.  There's really no ballast, either electronic or magnetic, that we can't replace with the Universal brand.  If you need help identifying a ballast, our customer service representatives can help you determine what you have.  They're experts at helping you find what you need. It would be helpful if you can give them the number off the ballast label as that will help the process go faster.

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