Ballast: 35W, 50W & 70W HID Ballast

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This small compact ballast in concert with the HID searchlight can be used in a wide variety of applications. Featuring only the highest quality components, this ballast is a durable option for your lighting. It works with discharge lamp types D1, XL1, XL50, and others that are similar, giving you numerous of lighting options.

When you use the right ballast, you can create cost-effective lighting solutions that are also energy efficient and allow you to control the amount of light produced in your space. This small and compact ballast can be used to control, regulate, and stabilize your lamp’s light output by managing the distribution of energy throughout your lamp fixture.

Manufactured in Germany, this HID electronic ballast comes in a wide variety of input voltages and wattages, making it a feasible option for multiple variety of HID lamps with an integral starter. In addition, there are variants available based your specifications. Create a custom lighting application for your space with this compact HID ballast, which is only 6 oz, excluding the heat sink.

This ballast has a minimum input voltage of 9.0 V DC and a maximum input voltage of 20.0 V DC. With a minimal turn on delay, can work with a wide variety of your HID lamps to quickly bring light to a number of settings or environments.

Electronic ballasts can put out multiple frequencies without the need to alter the voltage input. It can be operated with two or more ballasts working together to regulate the light from multi-lamp fixtures. From HID searchlights to bright handheld LED spotlights, you can put together the right lighting application to address your needs.

HID electronic ballasts are made for metal halide, mercury, metal vapor, and xenon short arc lamps. This small but efficient ballast can be customized to fit your design needs, including various OEM designs, and large or small projects. This HID ballast can be used for portable lighting, medical, automotive, scientific, aerospace, and industrial applications.

We feature Auerswald Systems, making our ballasts some of the lightest and more efficient HID electronic ballasts available. Our power products are perfect for multiple lighting options that can demand peak performance and reliability. If you are looking for an HID ballast that is compact and can work in a variety of settings, please contact us. We also offer special pricing.

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Technical Specification:

  • Input Voltage UE: Nom. 10 – 18 V DC
  • Input Under Voltage Threshold: 7 V +/- 0.5 V
  • Minimum Input Voltage: 9.0 V DC
  • Maximum Input Voltage: 20.0 V DC
  • Turn On Delay: 100 ms +/- 50 ms
  • Input Current IE:
    • Nom. 3.2 A at UE = 13.2 V / PL = 35 W
    • Nom. 4.6 A at UE = 13.2 V / PL = 50 W
    • Nom. 6.0 A at UE = 13.2 V / PL = 70 W
  • Maximum Input Current: < 10 A during start up at UE = 10.0 V
  • Steady State Lamp Power PL: 35 W / 50 W / 70 W depending on control wires BROWN / BLUE
  • Efficiency: 88 % +/- 1% at nominal input voltage UE
  • > 84 % at min. input voltage / max. steady state P
  • Mechanical, Dimensions: Ballast module with input leads, 58mm (2.283in) dia. x 31mm (1.22in) height, excluding heat sink.
  • Weight: 170 g (6 oz) excluding heat sink.


HID lights are a quality and efficient way to provide light in a variety of industries and environments, providing a powerful, portable searchlight. With its high-intensity discharge, these lamps offer superior lighting and meet the highest industry standards.

Ballasts are part of what make these flashlights so effective. When the right electronic ballast is used, you can create a cost-effective lighting option with energy efficiency and advanced control over how much light is produced.

Electronic ballasts put out multiple frequencies without needing the input voltage altered. This method allows the ballast to function without flickering or buzzing, whereas magnetic ballasts are typically the reason for that buzzing and clicking. If your HID light is running with a magnetic ballast, you could have the noise, but also a less efficient flashlight.

There are two types of starting methods for HID electronic ballasts. The first is a probe start, which can be harder on an HID light. The electrons jump across the arc tube, which is held between two operating electrodes. Once the lamp is started, then the starting probe electrode is detached and removed from being part of the circuit. While this can be an effective starting method, the flashlight can take longer to warm up and reach the full brightness. The re-strike period can also be longer.

Pulse start ballasts, on the other hand, do not use a starting probe, but a high voltage igniter working alongside the ballast. Using this method, the life of your light can be extended and the lumens do not depreciate as quickly.

To determine the right ballast for you, it is important to ask yourself the following questions:

  • What type of light are you powering?
  • Is there a size requirement/constraint for the light?

HID electronic ballasts are made for metal halide, mercury, metal vapor, and xenon short arc lamps. They can also be used with different voltage and wattage levels based on your application.

We feature Auerswald Systems, making our ballasts some of the lightest and most efficient HID electronic ballasts available. AE Light ballasts are ideal in a variety of applications, including portable lighting, medical, automotive, scientific, and industrial. With a state-of-the-art electronics design, our power products are perfect for lighting options that demand performance and reliability.

Additionally, we can help you design an HID electronic ballast that addresses your unique needs. If you are looking for a custom design, please contact us.


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