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any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship

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coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads

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an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals

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a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)

an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps

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make steady with a ballast

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Figure 1 shows the energy and maintenance costs over 5 and 10 years when using Aleddra SureFit DBA Plus tube on either line voltage or ballast.
DOE Energy Conservation Standards for Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts sets forth a regulation that creates a new metric for measuring ballast efficiency and establishes a higher standard of efficiency that will impact many of today's fluorescent T8, T5 and T12 ballasts.
Investigation by the agency revealed that about 800 out of a total of 1,250 public schools in New York built before 1980 were never upgraded, and the existing magnetic ballasts in the fluorescent luminaires most likely contain PCBs.
Good buys for magnetic ballast bulbs include General Electric's Compax FLB 15/TL ($15; produces the equivalent of 40+ watts; median lifespan 18,600+ hours), and Panasonic's Light Capsule ($14; 40+ watt equivalent; median lifespan 18,600+ hours).
Axis was presented with a "New Product Showcase Award" at the 2004 Lightfair in Las Vegas when it first unveiled its innovative Dimming/Daylight Harvesting ballasts.
Controlling DALI ballasts with the DIN-DALI-2 is just like controlling any Crestron dimmer," explains Vincent Bruno, Crestron Director of Marketing.
To avoid Superfund liability, managers and owners should handle the disposal of DEHP ballasts with the same precaution as the disposal of PCB ballasts.
The Axis ballasts can deliver up to 70% lighting energy savings, while maintaining or even enhancing the learning environment by providing the optimum light levels needed," said Kip Hirschbach, CEO of Axis Technologies.
Aleddra's DBA tube works with Instant Start ballast and AC line voltage.
This show will be yet another opportunity to educate decision makers on the benefits of daylight harvesting and green energy in general; and specifically how the Axis ballasts can help achieve these energy reduction and environmental benefits," stated Jim Erickson, President of Axis Technologies, Inc.
After incorporating Green Ballast daylight harvesting ballasts into our stores, customers have been commenting on the improvement in the lighting environment.
International Rectifier, IR([R]) (NYSE:IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced the IRS2168D fully-integrated and protected high-voltage integrated circuit (HVIC) for advanced electronic linear fluorescent lamp ballasts which incorporate active power factor correction (PFC).
In addition to incorporating its patented daylight harvesting fluorescent light ballasts, Green Ballast performed a complete energy efficient lighting upgrade on the eleven schools that included new lights in the classrooms, hallways, offices and some of the gyms and auditoriums.
org) has installed the energy-efficient Axis Dimming/Daylight Harvesting (DDH) Ballasts in its showcase building, the Alliance Center, in Denver, Colorado, which is located in the historic LoDo (Lower downtown) area of Denver.
OTCBB: GBLL) announced today that Talcott Realty, a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with Class A properties across the United States, is implementing a lighting retrofit equipped with Green Ballast's patented daylight harvesting fluorescent light ballasts for the 420,000 square foot Thousand Oaks office park in Memphis, Tennessee, which is managed and leased by CB Richard Ellis Memphis.