Fluorescent dimmer for hi lume or eco-10 ballasts

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Fluorescent dimmer for hi lume or eco-10 ballasts

  1. 1. TECHNICAL APPLICATION NOTEFluorescent Dimmer for Hi-lume®or Eco-10® (Eco-Series) BallastsDEFINITION Vizia +™ VPH08-1L/VPH06-7L Fluorescent DimmerThe Leviton Vizia +™ VPH08-1L and VPH06-7L Fluorescent Dimmers are specifically designedfor use with Hi-lume® or Eco-10® (Eco-Series) ballasts. When an energy saving type lamp isused, the VPH08/VPH06 dimmers may not turn the lamp ON. This condition is not due to adimmer malfunction. The energy saving type lamp does not meet the minimum wattagerequirement of the ballast.DESCRIPTION• Fluorescent lamps such as the GE Watt-Miser®, Osram/Sylvania SuperSaver® or Philips Econ-o-watt® are promoted as energy-saving alternatives to commonly manufactured fluorescent lamps of a particular wattage.• The required minimum lamp wattage is indicated on the ballast. If a lamp of a lesser wattage is used, the ballast will not properly control the lamp.NOTE: The VPH08/VPH06 dimmer is designed tooperate all Hi-lume® and Eco-10® ballasts. Theballasts, not the VPH08/VPH06 dimmer, haveminimum load requirements.SOLUTION• Ensure that the fluorescent lamp is of a type controllable by the ballast. The ballast indicates the lamp type and wattage it is capable of controlling.• By using the correct minimum lamp load as indicated on the ballast, the ballast will operate properly and the Vizia +™ VPH08/VPH06 will provide ON/OFF switching and full-range dimming control. VPH08-1L/VPH06-7LVizia +™ is a trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. Covered by one or more U.S. and Foreign Patents and patents pending.Watt-Miser® is a registered trademark of General Electric.SuperSaver® is a registered trademark of OSRAM SYLVANIA, Inc.Econ-o-watt® is a registered trademark of Philips Lighting Company.Hi-lume® and Eco-10® are registered trademarks of Lutron Electronics, Inc.Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.59-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362-2591Telephone: 1-800-323-8920 • FAX: 1-800-832-9538 • Tech Line (8:30AM-7:30PM E.S.T. Monday-Friday): 1-800-824-3005Visit our Website at: www.leviton.com© 2007 Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc. All rights reserved. Subject to change without notice.Covered by one or more U.S. and Foreign Patents and patents pending. G-7883/K7-tp

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