What Does a Light Ballast Do and Why Does It Matter?

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 493 total views Shop around for lights long enough, or be responsible for lighting infrastructure, and sooner or later you will want to know what some of the terms you’re coming across mean. Looking through a collection of random light bulbs, you’ll see words like “metal halide,” “tombstones,” “shunted sockets,” “drivers” and many others. Among them is the term “light ballast.” So, to make short of a long matter, what is a ballast and why does it matter? Very broadly speaking, a light ballast is a type of electronic ballast that…

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