Kiss Electric can easily replace outdated fluorescent lighting. Replacing older ballasts with newer and more efficient options is very affordable. With our ballast and bulb replacement service, you can obtain quiet replacements that perform with the proficiency of modern technology. Newer versions provide a higher level of energy efficiency that cuts your overhead costs while also bringing you a quiet source of lighting.
Any commercial building (hospital, school, warehouse, store, etc.) that was built prior to 1988 and hasn’t had its lighting fixtures upgraded, in most cases the older magnetic-style of fluorescent ballast that emits PCBs are still in place. These lighting systems pose a health risk and a fire hazard and need to be replaced.
Fluorescent T5 and Electronic Ballasts
After 1988, all new construction requires the use of newer styles of ballasts that are energy efficient. They feature a longer lifespan and cooler operation. The efficiency is dependant on the age of building and systems in place. Magnetic ballasts created after 1988 tend to consume energy even when they aren’t currently turned on with a lamp in place. This makes them less desirable than the more advanced electronic ballasts that are now available. The electronic ballasts use much less power and operate at a higher frequency. The electronic versions function at cooler temperatures, emitting less heat than earlier magnetic styles. This provides a longer lifespan for the lamp and energy savings as well. Recent advances in technology include hybrid ballasts, which operate through a combination of electromagnetic technology coupled with electronic components. One of the benefits of using a hybrid ballasts is that they can operate for 25 years.
Kiss Electric can help you determine the type of lighting system you have and the options that are available for your upgrade. Retrofitting your lighting system with newer styles of ballasts and bulbs can reduce your overall maintenance costs.
Kiss Electric specializes in all sorts of commercial services (along with residential and industrial electrical work). Please call us today to refit your school or business with new ballast and bulb replacements.