Nucon GbR has developed a new control to run up short arc HID lamps with minimum current. Severale special HID bulbs are coming up slowly with internal gas pressure and lamp voltage when they are cold. To avoid burn off of the bulb electrodes those bulbs must not be overpowered and the lamp current should not exceed certain limits. Automotive ballasts burn off shortly bulb electrodes especially from UV bulbs Reducing the lifetime to about 50 cold starts only!
For the UV application the inverter section of our ballast was further developed and the power control section optimised..