Ballasts & Drivers

Simply said - we can get you any type of ballast, driver or transformer for whatever the application...

More technically said...for those wanting to know a little more about how it all works...

An electrical ballast is a device intended to limit the amount of current in an electric circuit, this is primarily used in fluorescent lamps, to limit the current through the tube, which would otherwise rise to destructive levels due to the tube's negative resistance characteristic. A ballast is like a capacitor. A capacitor is an electrical component that stores potential energy. Think of a ballast as a short-term battery. It stores power then releases it as needed. A common example of a ballast is on fluorescent lights. Initially, a fluorescent light needs a big blast of energy to excite the gas molecules into emitting photons (light). Then it only needs a small amount of energy to keep the gas molecules in an excited state. However, that power has to be of consistent amperage and voltage. The ballast is designed to do that.

What is the difference between a driver and a ballast?
Fluorescent ballasts provide an initial spike of high voltage, generating an arc that travels from cathode to anode within the discharge tube. ... LED drivers convert high voltage, ac current into the low voltage, direct current that LEDs are designed to run on. A ballast provides a stable power supply. 
What about transformers...?
A transformer changes the amperage and / or voltage. It literally "Transforms" electrical energy.

The electrical ballast stores far more power than the device it regulates requires, it too provides a kind of electrical stability. That’s why you often see a fluorescent light flicker or “lose stability” when the ballast starts to go bad.