Model # 496786

Internet #202960408

Store SKU #277266

Philips Advance AmbiStar 40-Watt 2-Lamp T12 Rapid Start High Frequency Electronic Replacement Ballast
0781087090428

Philips Advance

AmbiStar 40-Watt 2-Lamp T12 Rapid Start High Frequency Electronic Replacement Ballast

  • 2 year limited manufacturer's warranty
  • Thermally protected
  • Lights 2 F8T5 lamp
$1897 /each
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Product Overview

  • 2 year limited manufacturer's warranty
  • Thermally protected
  • Lights 2 F8T5 lamp
The Philips Advance AmbiStar Metal Black Ballast is UTL, CSA and ETL listed. It offers metal construction for strength. This lightweight ballast has a traditional style and black finish.

Product Overview

  • 2 year limited manufacturer's warranty
  • Thermally protected
  • Lights 2 F8T5 lamp
Model #: 496786
Sku #: 277266
Internet #: 202960408

The Philips Advance AmbiStar Metal Black Ballast is UTL, CSA and ETL listed. It offers metal construction for strength. This lightweight ballast has a traditional style and black finish.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
9.5
Product Height (in.)
1.2
Product Length (in.)
3
Product Width (in.)
2.3

Details

ANSI Code
0
Accessory Type
Replacement Ballast
Dimmable
No
HID Type
Low Pressure Sodium
Input Volts
120
Kit
No
Material
Metal
Maximum Bulb Wattage
40 W
Minimum Temperature for Use (F)
50
Number in Pack
1
Number of Lamps
2
Product Weight (lb.)
1.4lb
Recommended Light Bulb Shape Code
T12
Returnable
90-Day
Starting Method
Rapid Start

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year limited warranty (from date of manufacture)

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
9.5
Product Height (in.)
1.2
Product Length (in.)
3
Product Width (in.)
2.3

Details

ANSI Code
0
Accessory Type
Replacement Ballast
Dimmable
No
HID Type
Low Pressure Sodium
Input Volts
120
Kit
No
Material
Metal
Maximum Bulb Wattage
40 W
Minimum Temperature for Use (F)
50
Number in Pack
1
Number of Lamps
2
Product Weight (lb.)
1.4lb
Recommended Light Bulb Shape Code
T12
Returnable
90-Day
Starting Method
Rapid Start

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed,ETL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year limited warranty (from date of manufacture)

Questions & Answers

Will this replace R-2S40-1-TP?

Asked by: Bill
can this ballast work with 9 ft lamp
Answered by: alvin
Date published: 2017-09-20

Is this an electronic ballast or a magnetic ballast?

The description says "electronic ballast" but the specifications says "magnetic ballast. Which is it? Thanks
Asked by: mwarney
The Philips website describes this RELB-2S40-N ballast as a T12 electronic ballast.
Answered by: RogerS
Date published: 2016-12-01

There's no specification on the length of the lamps? Can I use the ballast with T12 4ft lamps? Can I connect it in parallel?

Asked by: RPang
Yes. works with standard 34W and 40W 4foot tubes.
Answered by: jnd
Date published: 2017-09-20

I NEED A REPLACEMENT BALLAST FOR ADVANCE TRANSFORMER R-2S40-TP F40T12 / RS 48" 40W 430MA--34W 460MA

I NEED A REPLACEMENT BALLAST FOR ADVANCE TRANSFORMER R-2S40-TP F40T12 / RS 48" 40W 430MA--34W 460MA
Asked by: Djdoms
If you have, and want to retain, T12 48" bulbs then this ballast is not for you. If you have T8 bulbs, or are willing to trade in your T12s for T8 bulbs, then this ballast is a very good choice at a very good price. I swapped out my magnetic T12 ballast, removed all existing wires, and rewired it as shown in the documentation + one jumper and it worked like a charm. Instant on, instant off, no hum. Be sure to recycle your old ballast at your local recycle system; it is likely full of nasty stuff.
Answered by: RogerS
Date published: 2017-02-07
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Customer Reviews

AmbiStar 40-Watt 2-Lamp T12 Rapid Start High Frequency Electronic Replacement Ballast is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 66.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A direct replacement for ballasts in older fluorescent fixtures. Easy to install and connect the ... A direct replacement for ballasts in older fluorescent fixtures. Easy to install and connect the color-coded wires. No-buzz operation, instant-on lighting. An easy fix.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The instructions for wiring this ballast left a lot to... The instructions for wiring this ballast left a lot to be desired. The only wiring chart was a tiny diagram printed on the actual ballast that I could not read even with reading glasses. The Phillips website did not provide any useful information.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ordered but left at the counter. did not match my lamps; no good tech specs on website and custo... ordered but left at the counter. did not match my lamps; no good tech specs on website and customer service was also clueless. I thought this was a good idea to avoid chasing down a knowledgeable employee in the store. PATHETIC!!
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked very well not difficult to install. Suggest labeling wires from old ballast to make it eas... Worked very well not difficult to install. Suggest labeling wires from old ballast to make it easier to connect new ballast. Lamps must be installed prior to returning power to fixture.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My nephew installed the new ballast in my garage for me. We flipped the breaker off before the wo... My nephew installed the new ballast in my garage for me. We flipped the breaker off before the work began. He matched the wires by color. I've had good, bright light since!
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised. Replaced a failing ballast that may or may not come on. easy install. price ... Works as advertised. Replaced a failing ballast that may or may not come on. easy install. price was right.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They work well. Pretty straight forward for wiring up. ... They work well. Pretty straight forward for wiring up. This was the best price I could find online, also.
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied Pleased with results - correct part that fixed light fixture. Easy installation instructions
Date published: 2017-06-07
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