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Keystone Technologies Fully Compliant with DOE Ballast Rule

Keystone technologies is the first complete-line ballast supplier to offer a product portfolio that is already fully compliant with new ballast efficiency standards that take effect on November 14, 2014.

Federal legislation resulting from the Energy Policy and Conservation Act mandates that ballasts for T5, T8 and T12 fluorescent lamps must meet a higher level of energy efficiency. Keystone is well ahead of schedule, making energy conservation a priority and setting goals over the past few years to be sure that their ballasts meet or exceed the new standards.

Keystone embraced the challenge of re-engineering products or even designing original products to satisfy DOE regulations. One new product is SmartWire Electronic Sign ballasts. According to Josh Brown, VP of Distributor Sales, “SmartWire exceeds the energy efficiency levels mandated by the DOE, and replaces the old technology of magnetic sign ballasts. SmartWire has identical wiring to magnetic sign ballasts for easy installation, but SmartWire is at least 10% more energy efficient.”

On a large scale, the cost savings associated with the new legislation are significant, with the potential to save nearly $24.1 billion in energy costs over the next 30 years. In that same time frame, the energy savings resulting from the new “Ballast Rule” would equal the annual energy use of 14 million to 28 million U.S. homes.

“We are always supportive of initiatives to protect the environment and conserve energy,” says Ira Greenberg, COO of Keystone Technologies. “We got onboard with these changes early, and the result is that Keystone is already compliant with the new energy requirements from the DOE. We are well ahead of the curve.”

About Keystone Technologies
Since 1945, Keystone has manufactured quality-driven lighting solutions to the industry’s leading lighting fixture manufacturers and wholesale distributors. Keystone offers a full catalog of lighting products including a comprehensive line of Fluorescent, HID and UV Ballast Kits, LED Systems, Transformers, Sensors and Fluorescent Lamps. Keystone operates fulfillment centers in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, and Syracuse. For more information, visit

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