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Ballast and Igniters for metal-halide lamps

Metal-halide lamps are electrical lamps that produce light by an electric arc through a gaseous mixture of vaporized mercury and metal halides. The full light output is reached after a warm-up period of several minutes.

They operate at a pressure between 4 and 20 atmospheres so require special fixtures to operate safely, as well as an electrical ballast and a special igniter to ensure a reliable and instantaneous lamp ignition.

IREM offers a complete range of high quality magnetic ballasts and hot-restrike igniters specially designed to ensure correct operation, long life and instant ignition of metal halide lamps with power from 200 to 18000W.

IREM ballast and igniters are compliant with CE marking and several model are UL certified.


  • Film and video shooting lighting (indoor and outdoor);
  • TV broadcast lighting;
  • Events lighting;
  • Theatre lighting;
  • Underwater illumination;
  • Special effects;
  • Overhead projection.

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