Badass Ballast - Low Frequency Digital Ballast

Oceanside, CA (PressExposure) February 18, 2011 -- Although generally Digital ballasts afford several technological benefits, but given the fact that they operate at higher frequencies, growers involved in hydroponics feel that they do not derive the desired performance they expect of hydroponic lamps. Additionally due to the acoustic resonance generated by electronic ballasts, most lamp manufactures are unwilling to approve operation of their lamps on an electronic lamp.

The dimmable Badass Ballast is the first low frequency ballast, developed by Advanced Nutrients eliminated the above stated issues associated with digital ballasts, and they offer both good performance as well as reliability. Advanced Nutrients, which is reputed to be a prominent hydroponic nutrients company, have invested substantial research and planning into the creation of these ballasts.

Eli Weinke and the rest of the development team at AN, informed that the Badadss Ballast was developed from scratch, with precise aerospace engineering, which led to standards that met the standards of plant growers who use hydroponics.

Generally speaking, the ballasts designed by Advanced Nutrients go through a seven step process before being introduced in to the market.

1. The research team conducts a market research, to compare and gather intelligence on the latest ballast technology. They also solicit feedback from plant growers the world over about their preferences.

2. Armed with sufficient research, the team draw on Eli Weinkle's background in electronic assembly, to design precise specifications that meet the needs of growers. The work processes are workmanship standards are well defined, to be followed in the factory production process of the heavy duty ballasts

3. The engineering specifications, and work process standards are sent to the U.S. owned manufacturing facility to submit proof of the concept model of the new ballast, and here the blueprints given by the research and development team at Advanced Nutrients are followed to design a brand new product from scratch.

4. The proof of the concept model is then sent to an external qualification laboratory in Los Angeles, where it is ensured that all the specified guidelines in the original specifications have been fulfilled. Errors are checked for and rectified at the factory, and the proof of concept is then sent to a second laboratory.

5. An independent testing laboratory in Southern California then conducts a through round of testing to ensure that qualification standards are being met. Again, any errors are fixed at the factory, but then the product is ready for the final round of inspection.

6. A last test of the proof of concept is conducted before a pre-production sample is made. This has to be a flawless sample, and is therefore carefully scrutinized by the original creator of the engineering specs - who is Eli Weinkle himself. It is now that a go ahead is given (or halted for corrections) for the pre-production sample of the ballast to be produced back at the factory.

7. Once the pre-production sample is manufactured at the factory, it goes through all of the above described 6 steps. This is done to ensure that all the original production guidelines are being met and that the product is functional properly. Assuming the pre-production sample passes all these tests a second time, and then the final green light for the production of the ballast is issued.

Once in production, the ballast is taken through a thorough quality inspection at the factory, and additional testing is done on random samples as well to check that no damages have occurred.

As a result of such a vigorous production process, Advanced Nutrients ensures that they have produced ballast powerful, versatile, and efficient! A truly marvelous endeavor that results in hydroponics users feeling excited and happy!


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Press Release Submitted On: February 18, 2011 at 4:29 am
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