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1-Lamp T8 Ballast

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One-lamp linear fluorescent T8 ballasts control the amount of electricity powering a single-lamp linear fluorescent fixture. Without a linear fluorescent electronic lighting ballast to limit the voltage or current across the T8 lamp, either the tube or the circuit will quickly fail. For commercial retrofits and installations, electronic T8 ballasts have become the preferred linear fluorescent lighting ballast technology, replacing the less-efficient magnet ballast in most applications. One-lamp T8 electronic lighting ballasts also greatly reduce or eliminate harmonic distortion (lamp noise), flicker, or fluctuations in light output.

Since fluorescent lighting is such an important technology in our buildings, from office parks to school buildings and manufacturing facilities, it is vitally important to invest in quality ballasts that will ensure the long-term functionality and health of our fluorescent tubes. There’s nothing worse than having a light fail on you before its lifespan is up. Ballasts will help protect those lights, ensuring that the lamp gets adequate energy and isn’t damaged in the process of starting up or turning off. Shine Retrofits carries a number of the best lighting ballasts from respected manufacturers, products that you’ll be able to trust.

The T8 linear fluorescent lighting ballast is the most common type of 1-lamp ballast, offering a variety of ballast factor and wattage options to choose from. The 1-lamp T8 ballast is usually housed in the linear fluorescent fixture above or beside the lamp itself. Choose from 120- or 277-Volt 1-lamp T8 ballasts in wattages from 13 to 42 watts in the Shine Retrofits collection. You can also pick between ballasts that offer 1 or 2 lamp installation, as well as ballasts that come in a ballast factor from .77 to 1.05.

Our selection of ballasts come from a variety of manufacturers, including names such as Howard Lighting, GE Lighting, Sunpark Electronics, and Universal Lighting Technologies. Most of them are instant start ballasts, which are ideal for quick start applications where the fluorescent lamp isn’t being constantly turned on and off. This usually best for offices, bathrooms, hallways, and other consistently used rooms where lights are left on for long periods of time. The programmed start ballasts, on the other hand, work well for those applications in which your fluorescent lamps are being consistently turned on and off. The right 1-lamp electronic ballast protects the light source from damage and helps maintain consistently high-quality illumination throughout the life of the lamp. Depending on your commercial or residential application, your needs can differ quite a bit. Since ballasts are so important to the lifespan and health of your fluorescent lamps, it’s important to be informed about what type of 1-lamp T8 ballasts, or other types of fluorescent ballasts, you will need for your lighting project.

If you have any additional questions about 1-lamp T8 ballasts or any of the other fluorescent products that we offer, we’d love to help guide you in the right direction. As a premier lighting distributor, the team at Shine Retrofits possesses a deep knowledge of lighting products and can help you through the whole process of searching for and purchasing high-quality, efficient lights for your home and business. We want to help your project turn into a success. To get in touch with our team of lighting experts, please call our customer service team at 1-877-958-9171 anytime Monday through Friday, from 6 am to 6 pm, Mountain Standard Time. We can’t wait to hear from you and help get your project off the ground!

Shine Retrofits is the commercial electrical contractor's source for one-lamp T8 fluorescent ballasts and electronic ballasts. Through our extensive website of lighting products, you can easily compare and buy energy-efficient one-lamp T8 linear fluorescent ballasts at the wattage you need for your commercial lighting project or retrofit. Shine Retrofits offers an extensive collection of 1-lamp T8 ballasts, which you can find on the page below. To help make your search easier, we’ve provided a number of tools to help pare down your search and guide you in finding the right product for you. Directly below, you can sort our products by categories such as price, manufacturer, and wattage. To the left, you can filter the results by the same criteria and more, including such things as voltage and dimmability. If you know the exact product name or number of the item you’re looking for, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the exact type of light, ballast, or other product that will help get your project going.
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