Ignition Control & SenseSmart Technology

SolisTek Digital Lighting

SolisTek Technology

Ignition Control & SenseSmart

Ignition Control™

Aside from industry's lowest output Total Harmonic Distortion (THD%), SolisTek ballasts also offer the industry's only true
Ignition Control staggered ignition technology.

SolisTek's sequential lamp ignition technology will ignite your lamps one at a time based on load stability.  This revolutionary technology (not a randomized startup) will actually detect the voltage and amperage frequencies of the electrical circuit and fire lamps when the load is most stable.  Prevent surges and spikes in your electrical environment and stop overloading breakers. When you power multiple SolisTek ballasts, the electrical draw is controlled by our internal software, maximizing electrical efficiency. SolisTek digital ballasts are the only ballast capable of this technology.


Pre-ignition self-diagnostic checks. SolisTek SenseSmart which will check for 8 different factors before attempting to power the lamp;  this is intended for increased user safety.

SenseSmart checks for:
1.  Open output 2. High/low temps 3. Ignition failure 4. Thermal
5. End of lamp life 6. Overflow current 7. Over/low voltage 8. Short circuit
 SolisTek digital ballasts complete a closed circuit between the lamp and power source.  If any sort of break or inconsistency has been detected, it will not strike the lamp.  The ballast will detect if the lamp is too hot to ignite, lamp compatibility issues, if there is no lamp plugged in, or if a lamp is defective or about to fail as it will detect that it is not receiving enough of a signal coming back.  It can even detect if there's a short on your wiring, reflector, lighting controller, or a defective breaker on an electrical panel.
This is all apart of our exclusive SenseSmart safety mechanism that we introduced to this industry in 2010.  If it detects any sort of anomalies or disturbances it will turn off the lamp and attempt to re-strike every 90 seconds until it deems that it is safe to ignite.  99% of the time an error code is displayed (Matrix) or if the green led (standard unit) stays on without the lamp igniting it is pointing to something on the users end to troubleshoot.  In the rare instance that a component goes out the ballast will disable itself to prevent anything further from happening.

Ignition Control, SenseSmart & Soft-Start technology are standard in all SolisTek Digital Ballasts.