Emergency ballasts can be tested remotely RCT Series fluorescent emergency ballasts feature remote control testing.


Emergency ballasts can be tested remotely

RCT Series fluorescent emergency ballasts feature remote control testing. Designed with programmed 30-sec (monthly) and 90-min (annual) test sequences, RCT checks ballast operation in accordance with National Electrical Code requirements. Depending on fixture type, the ballast can be tested from up to 32-ft away, making it safe and easy to stay in compliance. The Bodine Co.;


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Metal halide lamp produces lumens equal to 400-W HPS

The 450-W Uni-Form pulse start metal halide lamp produces 50,000 lumens-equal to a 400-W high pressure sodium lamp-with a life rating of 20,000 hr. The lamp has a 60% mean lumen improvement over a standard 400-W metal halide lamp; and offers longer life, more light, significant energy savings, and lower fixture costs. Venture Lighting Intl.;


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Pulse start ballast kits simplify installation and retrofits

Ballast kits contain the appropriate core and coil, properly rated capacitor, color-coded leads, and all other components required for easy installation and retrofits. The kits include simple installation instructions and troubleshooting tips. MagneTek Lighting Products Group;


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Sensor controls lighting for high bay applications

High bay sensor is designed for use in indoor applications. The motion sensor controls fluorescent and high/low HID lighting and other electrical loads based on the presence or absence of people. Each sensor can control two separate, but adjacent zones. The sensor self-adjusts sensitivity in real-time to optimize performance. Novitas, Inc.,


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Sealed luminaires stay clean in dirty environments

Sealsafe HID luminaires feature a sealed optical assembly that allows virtually no dirt, dust, or moisture penetration. The result is cooler operation and longer life. The fixtures are protected against powerful water pressure from any direction, making them ideal for use in both high and low bay applications. Day-Brite| Capri|Omega


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New 750-W lamps offer high light output

PulseArc multivapor 750-W lamps provide comparable light over the life of a 1000-W standard metal halide system. The lamps offer 33% longer life and savings on energy costs of $440/lamp over its life; faster warm-up and restart times; and low maintenance. General Electric Lighting;


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