The GE UltraStart line of T5 ballasts incorporates the benefits of programmed rapid start ballasts with the energy savings, fast starting and parallel lamp operation of instant start ballasts. The GE 62117 electronic fluorescent ballast operates (2) F54T5/HO lamps at 120/277 input volts. Ideal for use in high light areas, this programmed rapid start ballast is typically used in high bays, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities.
UltraStart™ extends lamp life by 18% to greater than 200% versus instant start ballasts in frequently switched
applications, saving you money in maintenance costs and replacement lamps
GE UltraStart™ ballasts operate at an industry high 90%+ efficiency. Traditional PS ballasts typically operate between 79–86%
The UltraStart™ T5 and UltraStart™ T8 XL and H ballasts can virtually “read” the incoming voltage and adapt automatically to any voltage from 108V to 305V
GE UltraStart™ T8 ballasts operate in parallel mode, meaning if one bulb goes out, others stay on
GE UltraStart™ T8 ballasts start in visually the same time as instant start ballasts (less than 0.7 seconds)—a significant improvement versus traditional PS ballasts
GE UltraStart™ is a new generation of T8 and T5 Programmed Start (PS) ballasts that addresses the growing
demand for energy-saving strategies incorporating
occupancy sensors and other automated light controls to meet strict energy legislation. Switching lights off when an area is unoccupied or filled with daylight makes sense from an energy-savings viewpoint and it is also recommended
or required now by several energy regulations.
These ballasts use a control circuit to apply very precise cathode heat to ensure that the cathodes have reached an optimum temperature during lamp starting. Precise starting
significantly reduces the amount of cathode degradation
associated with each start and increases lamp life significantly in frequently switched applications. GE has developed a line of PS ballasts that have the benefits of
PS with the energy savings, fast starting and parallel operation convenience of instant start ballasts.