ballast factor


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ballast factor

[′bal·əst ‚fak·tər]
(electricity)
The ratio of the luminous output of a lamp when operated on a ballast to its luminous output when operated under standardized rating conditions.

ballast factor

The ratio of the luminous output of a lamp when operated on a ballast to its luminous output when operated under standardized rating conditions.
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Ballast factor (BF) -- the ratio of the light output of a lamp operated by a given ballast to the light output of the same lamp when operated by a reference ballast.
Keep ballast factor (BF) high enough to provide proper level.
However, it is true that this process factors out the effect of the ballast factor as the readings are typically normalized to the manufacturer's initial lumen rating of the lamps in a relative photometry report.
Issues such as losses due to heat build-up and ballast factor, which further erode the relative photometry numbers, are ignored.
These methods include dimming, installation of ballasts or LED power supplies with a flexible range of ballast factors, lumen maintenance controls, and settings for both highland low-end trim on the control system's output.