What is a starter?
A starter, together with a conventional ballast, is part of a fixture where a fluorescent tube is placed. With an electronic ballast, no starter is required.
Which starter do I need?
Philips S2 starter
- Suitable for 1 tube from 4 up to 22W
- Suitable for 1 tube from 4-6-8-15-22W
- Suitable for 2 tubes from 4 up to 22W
- The S2 starter is suitable for a fixture that is using two lights but only one ballast
- See Philips S2 starter
Philips S10 starter
- Suitable for 1 tube from 4 up to 65W
- The S10 starter is suitable for a fixture that is using one light and one ballast
- See Philips S10 starter
Philips S16 starter
- Suitable for 1 tube from 70 up to 125W
- See Philips S16 starter
Benefits of a Philips starter
- Fast easy installation
- Extend the life of a fluorescent tube by 25%
- Environmentally friendly (free of radioactive substances and lead)
- Flame retardant components and UV-resistant sleeve for extra safety and reliable ignition
Starters and LED tubes
If a starter is used in the current fixture with a conventional fluorescent tube then the starter must be replaced with a LED starter.
Our LED tubes for fixtures with a conventional ballast are supplied standard with a LED starter. The installation is simple and can be found here:
How to install an LED Tube in an existing installation?