Due to efficiency legislation, magnetic fluorescent sign ballasts have gone the way of the dinosaur. As a result, businesses have moved on to more efficient electronic sign ballasts. But electrical contractors discovered a particular challenge in this: they weren't wired the same way.
So hours were spent rewiring entire signs in order to accept these newer ballasts.
Enter the new generation of electronic fluorescent sign ballasts: Universal saw and responded to this challenge by developing new electronic sign ballasts that are wired the same way as magnetic sign ballasts, so now it's easier than ever to make the switch to efficiency.
This doesn't make these the only electronic sign ballasts available. But if they meet the needs of your lighting project, they may be a great way to save time backed by a quality brand.
If you're in the market for lighting ballasts, you'll want to bookmark Lighting Supply, because you'll have a hard time finding a broader selection of top brands at such competitive prices. In fact, subscribe to our mailing list above so you're sure to get our best deals delivered.
While we always strive to bring you a great value in ballasts, we've recently sharpened our axe and chopped down prices on several of our most popular models. Don't mistake this for our full selection -- we currently carry more than 300 lighting ballasts. Just consider these some of our newest deals that you don't want to miss.
We carry nearly 50 Fulham ballasts from their most popular lines, including many WorkHorse ballasts starting at just $18.50. These are famous for meeting the needs of a huge number of lighting configurations with just a few ballasts kept on hand.
But our big Fulham pricing story today is our recent price drop on IceHorse ballasts. They're now just $53.70. These are low temperature ballasts and make a great replacement for more expensive Anthony ballasts.
Advance Instant Start Ballasts
Sylvania Instant Start Ballasts
Advance Programmed Start Ballasts
Sylvania Programmed Start Ballasts
You're probably familiar with Edison bulbs whether you know them by name or not. They're those retro looking bulbs you see in restaurants and coffee shops all over the place. The kind that are designed to look like some of the first light bulbs made.
Of course today's Edison bulbs are (usually) made with tungsten filaments rather than carbon filaments (though we carry a pricier bulb with a true carbon filament).
And then there are there are LED Edison bulbs, which try to capture the feel of incandescent Edisons while saving a bunch of energy. Our opinion? Most LED imports do a poor job of this. You can check out the video on our LED Edison bulbs page to see how the ones we carry do a better job.
But LED Edison bulbs generally use several straight LED filaments to create their effect, while some of the art to the traditional bulbs was the looping style of the incandescent filaments. Here are a few of the basic forms you'll find. We carry them here starting at $3.25.
Which style is your favorite? Leave a comment below to let us know.
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