“A strong product”
Green Ballast Inc., a company that understands the need for energy-efficient lighting in commercial real estate, delivers the Legacy Daylight Harvesting Fluorescent Light Ballast. HUB based, the tuning and daylight harvesting modules are contained within the ballast can. Daylight harvesting actively manages the amount of artificial light in a room when natural sunlight is available; systems are designed to maintain a minimum recommended light level in a room. By tuning to optimum light levels, the ballast factor is lowered, making systems wattage lower. Daylight harvesting is applied automatically and sensing is continuous, so the occupant is unaware of the light source – natural or artificial.
A nice feature of Green Ballast’s design is that each fixture can operate independently. These ballasts can be tuned to specific, individual, user-required light levels; and they respond to the commands of an occupancy sensor, as required. This works especially well for smaller work spaces. The lights can be tuned down to as much as 40 percent light levels, saving as much as 70 percent in energy costs compared to a linear fluorescent fixture. An extra bonus – it only takes one ballast to engage the technology and can be adopted into any linear fluorescent technology.
One judge says, “This is a strong product with some interesting attributes, particularly its size and ability to function without having to be integrated into a larger controls system. There is a large, underserved market of small box retailers and ‘mom and pop’ locations that do not want to invest in full facility controls but would like to exercise some energy cost management – this solution would be great for that market.”
For retail, distribution and manufacturing facilities, Green Ballast’s system can compliment skylights and qualify for utility rebates, saving companies time and money in operating dollars. After implementations in places such as the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and the US National Parks Headquarters in Omaha, NE, the systems are already proving their worth.
Learn more at Green Ballast.