Electronic starters are currently
fitted as standard in Fitzgerald fluorescent slimline
They contain no moving parts or
contacts to wear out and remove the need to ever replace
starters for the life of the luminaire. In addition
Electronic Start greatly enhances tube life to the
extent that end blackening and life reduction caused
by switching become negligible and the full rated
burn life of the tube can be realised. The savings
in maintenance are therefore considerable and very
quickly exceed the small additional initial cost added
to the luminaire.
Luminaires fitted with electronic
start will also operate at lower temperatures - in
some cases down to as low as -35°C.
Electronic starters also improve
the time taken to ignite the lamp. By supplying one
positive pulse, the lamp is ignited in less than 3
seconds from switching. The delay can vary with lamp
size and type of starter.