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Load-shedding Ballast

Load shedding reduces energy useA load-shedding ballast reduces power demand by dimming the lighting in a building when the building's peak electric demand is high or when the available supply is limited. This innovative technology, funded by Connecticut Light and Power Company, the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), has been successfully evaluated in demonstration projects in the Northeast. With the LRC's support and assistance, OSRAM SYLVANIA is now manufacturing a commercial version of the product, the QUICKTRONIC® PowerSHED™ High Efficiency Demand Response Ballast.

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