Program warm-start ballasts incorporate a precise starting sequence to turn on a lamp while minimizing lamp filament wear.
These ballasts enable lamps to last about 100,000 switching cycles, whereas instant-start ballasts enable lamps to last only 10,000-15,000 switching cycles
Programed warm-start ballasts precisely pre-heat lamp filaments to their optimal temperature prior to start. Once the lamp is ignited, the filament heating is removed, prolonging lamp and ballast life.
Only applicable for frequently switched applications, such as when using motion sensors where the lights will be cycled on and off multiple times per day
Initial investment: medium. Around 30 euros/unit.
Payback: medium. More than 5 years.
Lower maintenance costs.