What is a ballast used for?

Answer Ballasts are used in fluorescent lighting. The primary function of a ballast is to control the amount of electrical current sent to the light so it can be turned on. Without a ballast to control th... Read More »

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What is a HID ballast?

A HID (High Intensity Discharge) lamp ballast is a kind of lamp that produces electrical light by using an arc placed between electrodes made out of tungsten and kept in a transparent fused quartz ... Read More »

What is a lighting ballast?

A lighting ballast is a device that is employed in many different types of light bulbs to regulate input power. Currently, there are two types of lighting ballasts.FunctionThe function of a lightin... Read More »

What Is a ballast factor?

The ballast factor determines the amount of lighting for a given area by the output of lumens. Lumens are units containing luminous flux that are similar to the amount of emitted light per second i... Read More »

What Is a Ship Ballast?

Ballast, generally, means anything that adds stability or weight. For example, an air balloon uses sandbags to control altitude and balance the center of gravity, and stone or gravel ballast is use... Read More »