New and Underutilized Technology: HID Electronic/Dimming Ballasts
The following information outlines key deployment considerations for HID electronic/dimming ballasts within the Federal sector. This information spans:
Most HID electronic/dimming ballasts, typically metal halide or high-pressure sodium lamps, are currently driven by magnetic ballasts. Several manufacturers now offer electronic ballasts for these lamps, which promise better efficiency, longer lamp life, and faster startup and re-strike.
HID electronic/dimming ballasts are applicable in exterior/security lighting and facilities with high bay areas.
Key Factors for Deployment
Federal agencies must evaluate relative costs, benefits, and application of the three major high bay technologies before making a deployment decision. These technologies include HID electronic, fluorescent, and LED lighting.
Federal energy savings, cost-effectiveness, and probability of success are ranked 0-5 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 5 representing the highest ranking. The weighted score is ranked 0-100 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 100 representing the highest ranking.
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The following resources are available:
Dimming Controllers Offer Potential Energy Savings in Outdoor Lighting: Lighting control demonstration showcasing energy reductions through dimming during off-design operation.
HID Labs SmartPOD: Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) technology evaluation report on HID Labs SmartPOD.
Navy Techval Program: Presentation covering Navy Technology Evaluation Update for the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting held November 18 to 19, 2009.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) HID Electronic Ballast: Application assessment report on HID electronic ballasts deployed in Stockton/Central Valley, California.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) HID Electronic Ballast (Stockton): Application assessment report on HID electronic ballasts deployed in Stockton/Central Valley, California.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) HID Electronic Ballast (San Francisco): Application assessment report on HID electronic ballasts deployed in San Francisco, California.
Evaluation of Electronic Ballasts and Related Controls for HID Lighting Systems: California Energy Commission report on electronic ballast and related HID lighting system controls.