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Philips Lighting Electronics Expands OPTANIUM® Family of High-efficiency Electronic Ballasts with New T8 347V Instant Start Models

  • Philips Electronics
  • 12.18.09
Philips Lighting Electronics announced the expansion of its popular family of Optanium® high-efficiency electronic ballasts to include new 347V Instant Start models for 1-4 lamp T8 fluorescent systems.

Now available in 1-4 lamp 347V versions to join existing 120-277V models, Philips Lighting Electronics’ new Optanium ballasts are ideal for 347V applications within commercial, institutional, government, and educational settings and are compatible with both standard and energy saving T8 lamps.  Available in normal and low Ballast Factor versions, the ballasts feature instant start ignition and independent lamp operation (which helps reduce lamp replacement costs and maintenance efforts and offers enhanced lighting quality over the life of the system), as well as striation reduction, which reduces the likelihood of striation issues associated with energy saving T8 lamps.  The ballasts feature -20°F cold starting for outdoor applications and the 2-4 lamp models meet all CEE, Hydro Quebec, and BC Hydro energy efficiency requirements.

Powerful and energy-efficient, Philips Lighting Electronics’ new Optanium 347V Instant Start electronic ballasts for 1-4 lamp T8 fluorescent systems enable professional users within a broad range of 347V applications to enjoy the benefits of significant energy savings and outstanding performance while fully promoting sustainable design.

A leader in the ballast industry for over 60 years, Philips Lighting Electronics N.A. offers a full line of Philips Advance branded ballasts and drivers for fluorescent, HID, and LED light sources to the market’s broad range of lighting fixture manufacturers and electrical distributors.

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of sense and simplicity. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs more than 118,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of $38 billion in 2008, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.

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