CABA Information Series

IS-2007-54: Fluorescent Lamp and Ballast Options

This paper, by Natural Resources Canada, constitutes a review of fluorescent lighting technology. The benefits of electronic ballasts in place of electromagnetic ballasts are discussed. The ballast is required to generate a high-voltage start-up surge. The advantage of the T-8 lamp over older models is summarized. Potential savings in an office building are included.

















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