A rapid start ballast applies voltage and heats the cathodes simultaneously. It provides superior lamp life and more cycle life, but uses slightly more energy as the cathodes in each end of the lamp continue to consume heating power as the lamp operates. A dimming circuit can be used with a dimming ballast, which maintains the heating current while allowing lamp current to be controlled.
Unit of Measure:
Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
Term ID: 96ac2ab8-ace0-4b0f-aeda-c634130ff7ab