Author Archives: Jim McClain

About Jim McClain

Jim McClain, Global Development Partners, represents CEC-Newlighting, a company with a complete line (600w, 750w, 1000w) of UL-approved 277v e-ballasts and complete fixtures with reflectors with and without bulbs. He can be reached at

Building A Better Ballast

Much is changing in greenhouse lighting. Driven by high energy costs and the promotion of energy savings, electronic greenhouse lighting systems are popping up across the United States. Greenhouse HID lighting systems require a ballast to strike or ignite and then regulate HID lamps. More traditional HID greenhouse lighting systems use electromagnetic ballasts consisting of