ISL Products International released a family of high-efficiency electronic ballasts designed for a broad spectrum of food, air, water and healthcare applications requiring ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). The programmed start ballasts optimize performance and extend the UV-C bulb life, which deactivates the DNA of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens to destroy their ability to multiply and cause disease. These application-specific ballasts meet any UV-C lamp OEMs’ requirements including, bulb type, case style, input volts/input amps, wattage, number of lamps operated, power factor/efficiency, ballast factor and environmental protection. They are available with either push-in terminals or an integrated bulb-specific socket. Ballasts are independently tested with customers’ bulbs to comply with all relevant safety standards, including UL and cUL. ISL’s programmed start ballasts feature a logic-controlled “soft start” technology which minimizes “sputter” and facilitates high-cycling applications without degrading the life of the bulb. ISL also manufactures rapid start ballasts for applications with less frequent start-ups.
High-efficiency electronic ballasts are necessary for UV lamps employed in an array of commercial, industrial, and healthcare environments. Germicidal UV-C is used by the food industry to prolong shelf life, preserve nutritional value, and to sterilize pathogens. Hospitals and scientific labs require germicidal UV-C to sterilize equipment and the air in operating rooms. HVAC systems utilize it to sterilize pathogens that cause illness and contaminants that aggravate respiratory ailments. UV-C is also used to cure or dry inks, varnishes, and coating, as well as for hygiene and infection control, and disinfection for viruses and bacteria. Germicidal UV-C is further appropriate for water purification in water reclamation, waste water, drinking water, industrial and process water.
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