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Sign Ballasts

Sign ballasts are the devices which run varying lengths of sign lighting.  They start the lamp and keep it operating in all types of displays and traditional signage. The lamps they operate are high output or HO light bulbs. A single ballast can run a length or fluorescent lighting and a certain number of lamps, which you will see as product options here. If you are replacing existing failed ballasts, then simply make sure that you have the same requirements of the old ballast and match it up with the new one.

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Fluorescent sign ballasts for outdoor lighted signs.
Fluorescent Sign Ballasts
Price Each: Starting at $114.00
Fluorescent Sign Ballasts

Some general information:

At BuyLightFixtures.com, we always strive to provide the best quality lighting components on the market today. These sign ballasts are no different with some useful innovations that have happened over the years. There are a couple of different types, one of them being the old magnetic sign ballasts which many people are used to and are familiar with them because of their weight. They’re very heavy and kind of hard to manipulate unless you’re a professional that does this all the time. It’s a conventional magnetic type and has a lot of copper windings which accounts for its bulky nature. These are different than regular types of magnetic ballasts because these will operate varying lengths of fluorescent lamps anything from 1-2 lamps up to 4-6 lamps. They can run various lengths at the same time whatever that combination of the length is.

Electronic sign ballasts.
In recent years, there have been innovations in this type of ballast so now they’re available as an electronic version. There’s a couple of different reasons why this works better. First of all the electronic ballast is going to last much longer and it’s going to be more reliable. It’s a completely sealed unit so it can be used outdoors at any temperature and it’s made to operate the same kind of lamps you may have had before. One of the other great things about it is that it has a wire for wire replacement, there’s no rewiring that needs to be done. All you have to do is hook up the existing wiring, and you’re done. So it gives you all the advantages of the older magnetic type being able to run varying lamps, but it gives you more energy efficiency and reliability in the long run.

LED alternatives.
If you’re repairing a sign that you have with these ballasts, you should also know that there are LED replacement possibilities whether it’s lamps that can be reconfigured inside the sign eliminating the ballast or using something like an LED ribbon light that’s going to back like the sign correctly. It’s not only going to save you a lot of energy but a lot of hassle. You won’t have to go back to the sign again and again for different kinds of maintenance. Although signs do require maintenance on a regular basis, this should reduce some of that which means you will also reduce cost as well. There are many ways to accomplish this with LED, and no one way is right for every situation. There are so many different kinds of signs that you need to take a look at what you have and get the best possible LED scenario for that situation. There is no cookie-cutter type of application; signs are just too different.

How can we help you today?
Please email or call us if you have any questions about getting the right replacement ballast for your situation. We can help you if you can give us the code number off the ballast you have or if you don’t have it anymore, just let us know how many lamps are trying to operate and what those lengths are. Make sure to call us if you’re looking for a larger quantity of these and we can get you pricing that reflects a bulk purchase.
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