Low-Wattage, Integral ballasted Ceramic Metal Halide
Track Lighting: Low-Wattage Ceramic Metal Halide vs. Halogen
Self-ballasted ceramic metal halide lamps offer an energy efficient alternative to directional halogen lamps used in commercial display applications. No new fixture is required.
Ceramic metal halide is a proven technology and the pulse-start,self-ballasted products can provide immediate energy savings, as well as life-cycle cost savings, over standard halogen and Halogen IR technology, in track lighting for commercial applications with 10 hours or longer daily operation. These low-wattage lamps are available in a warmer color (3000K) than traditional products and the color rendering above 80 makes them suitable for retail appllications. The lamps do not require new fixtures or electricians to install them. They also emit less damaging light than halogen sources which can shorten the life or fade the colors of items illuminated by them. As federal efficiency standards are enacted and energy codes reduce the lighting power density allowances, even on lamp/ballast replacements in many cases, this product offers a relatively low-cost retrofit.
Energy Savings: 70%
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