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Howard Lighting BALT5-1300-TD 2 LAMP Low Profile T5 Fluorescent Emergency Ballast 1300 Lumens


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Certifications UL Listed
Dimmable No
Dimensions 21.5" x 1.3" x 1.2"
Length 21.50"
Width 1.30"
Height 1.20"
Lumen Output: 1300
Manufacturer Howard Lighting
Product Warranty 5 Year
Part Number BALT5-1300-TD
Minimum Start Temperature -20 Deg F
Technology Emergency Ballast
Voltage Multivolt 120V-277V
Weight Each 2.10 lbs


The BALT5-1300 low-profile fluorescent emergency ballast works in conjunction with the AC ballast to convert new or existing fluorescent fixtures into emergency lighting. The emergency ballast consists of a high-temperature nickel cadmium battery, charger and electronic circuitry in one compact case. The BALT5-1300 can be used with one (1) 14W-54W (2‟ - 4‟) T5 fluorescent lamps, 17W-40W T8 lamps without integral starters, and 17W-55W 4-pin long compact lamps. It is also compatible with most electronic and dimming AC ballasts. If used in an emergency-only fixture, no AC ballast is necessary. This ballast is not suitable for use in air handling heated air outlet fixtures, and wet or hazardous location fixtures. For information about specific lamp and ballast compatibility, please consult the factory. This ballast has additional features, such as time-delay enhancement and open circuit isolation that enables the emergency battery pack to function smoothly with „End-of-Lamp-Life‟ circuitry in newer AC ballasts. This would provide an additional level of unit production from over-voltage caused by an absence of lighting load.

When AC power fails, the BALT5-1300 immediately switches to the emergency mode, keeping one lamp illuminated at a reduced lumen output for a minimum of 90 minutes. When AC power is restored, the ballast automatically returns to the charging mode.

The BALT5-1300 does not affect normal fixture operation and may be used with either a switched or unswitched fixture. If a switched fixture is used, an unswitched hot lead must be connected to the emergency ballast. The emergency ballast must be fed from the same branch circuit as the AC ballast. The BALT5-1300 may be installed inside or on top of the fixture. Installation is not recommended with fixtures where the ambient temperature may fall below 0ºC for extended periods.

The BALT5-1300 has been tested by Underwriters Laboratories in accordance with the standards set forth in UL924, “Emergency Lighting and Power Equipment,” and is UL Listed for factory and field installation. Emergency illumination time exceeds the National Electrical Code (NEC), Life Safety Code (NFPA-LSC) and UL 90-minute requirements.

Because high temperatures exist in fluorescent fixtures, the BALT5-1300 uses a specifically constructed, high-temperature nickelcadmium battery. This battery requires no maintenance and has a life expectancy of 7 – 10 years.

The BALT5-1300 produces 1300 lumens initial emergency output. During emergency illumination, one lamp is illuminated, even if installed with a multilamp AC ballast. Emergency lumen output will be less with a compact fluorescent lamp.

Emergency lighting shall be provided by using a standard fluorescent fixture equipped with Howard BALT5-1300 emergency ballast. This emergency ballast shall consist of a high-temperature, maintenance-free nickel cadmium battery, charger and electronic circuitry contained in one 14.2" x 1.1" x 1.2" metal case. A solid-state charging indicator light to monitor the charger and battery, a single-pole test switch, and installation hardware shall be provided. The emergency ballast shall be capable of operating one (1) 14W-54W (2‟ - 4‟) T5, 17W-40W T8 fluorescent lamps without integral starters, and 17W-55W 4-pin long compact lamps at reduced illumination in the emergency mode for a minimum of 90 minutes. The BALT5-1300 shall produce1300 lumens initial emergency light output, have 2.5 Watts of input power, a 21 Watt-hour battery capacity, and comply with emergency standards set forth by the current NEC. The emergency ballast shall be UL Listed for installation inside, on top of, or remote from the fixture.

Model BALT5-1300 is warranted for five (5) full years from date of purchase. This warranty covers only properly installed Howard emergency ballasts used under normal conditions. For the warranty period Howard will, at its option, repair or replace without charge a defective emergency ballast, provided it is returned to the factory transportation prepaid, and our inspection determines it to be defective under terms of the warranty. Repair or replacement, as stated above, shall constitute the purchaser’s exclusive warranty, which does not extend to transportation, installation, labor or any other charges; nor does it apply to any equipment of another manufacturer used in conjunction with the emergency ballast.

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  • UL Listed
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