A: The gHID ballast is an energy efficiency solution designed for any facility that uses HID lighting. If you use HID lighting, gHID will save you energy and money.
A: The gHID ballast uses patented technology, ensuring superior performance throughout extreme temperature ranges. This is not matched by any other electronic HID ballast on the market. Other electronic ballasts use microprocessors ,which have short lifespans and are sensitive to heat. Other electronic ballasts are actually hybrids, using an inefficient core-in-coil power transmitter to power the electronics.
A: gHID is often a more efficient solution than LED lighting for sites where HID is already installed. gHID costs less than LED to install and can be installed in virtually any existing HID fixture. It is a well-established technology with a predictable ROI. gHID produces power cost savings comparable to LED.
A: The gHID ballast operate at ultra-high frequency to drive greater light output at lower wattage, producing a up to 75% energy savings. Magnetic ballasts require much more power to produce the same amount of light. Additionally, when a lamp burns out, the ballast may continue to strike, killing the ballast while continuing to draw power. If a lamp using one of our gHID ballasts burns out, the ballast goes dormant and waits for the lamp to be replaced. Learn more about gHID vs magnetic ballasts here.
A: Lamps controlled by gHID ballasts are not subject to the vibrations, aggressive strike, and excessive heat produced by other ballasts. As a result, lamp life is extended significantly. Both our internal tests and our customers show that lamps using gHID ballasts last 2-3 times longer. The North Carolina DOT reported seeing 3 times the normal lamp life since switching to gHID from magnetic ballasts.
A: No, the gHID ballast can be installed in virtually any existing HID fixture. Installation is quite flexible: gHID ballasts can even be remote mounted up to 10 feet from the fixture. It’s also quick to install; most facilities are completed in 1-2 days with no disruption to operations.
A: Yes, gHID ballasts are manufactured with warranty by Artesyn Embedded Technologies, a division of Emerson.
A: The ambient temperature operating range of gHID ballasts is between -30°C to 105°C (-22°F to 221°F).
A: Yes, the gHID ballast is designed to provide over 6 KV of non-dissipative surge protection.
A: No, the gHID ballast eliminates the audible hum associated with magnetic or hybrid-electronic ballasts.
A: The gHID ballast has a power factor of .98 and is an industry-leading 94% efficient.