The Amtek Advantage in UV Photographic Applications


Amtek products are “service-proven” in a wide range of UV (ultraviolet) / Photographic applications involving Light Boxes and Exposing Equipment. Amtek has developed light ballasts for a number of demanding industrial applications like those used in the newspaper industry for production of printing plates. Amtek products are specifically designed to operate in the harsh electrical and environmental conditions that exist within these types of applications.


Amtek UV photographic ballasts are exceptionally reliable. Amtek’s patented technologies have demonstrated reliability in excess of 3 million hours MTBF.

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Performance And Value

Amtek UV photographic ballasts deliver optimum system efficacy providing maximum UV output with minimum power consumption, maximizing lamp life over a wide range of operating temperatures and environments. This results in monetary savings with regard to lamp replacement as well as energy consumption.

Amtek does not use potting compound therefore all UV ballasts can be repaired or re-manufactured.

Amtek lighting ballasts are Made in the USA.


Amtek offers a wide range of lighting ballast features to meet the requirements of your application. Many UV / Photographic type applications have unique requirements with regard to lamp starting. This is true of applications in which it is desirable to be able to perform a large number of pre-exposure or exposure cycles without the need for mechanical shutters.

Amtek’s Programmed Lamp Starting feature and Flasher Lamp Starting feature both allow for hundreds of thousands of On/Off lamp cycles without degradation of the lamps.


 Amtek is dedicated to providing superior customer service. Flexibility with regard to production and customer service requirements allows Amtek to meet the diverse needs of individual customers for specific system requirements.

Amtek’s knowledgeable engineering staff is available to review specifications, discuss application details and requirements and perform on-site field visits as needed to insure that the correct Amtek lighting ballast is chosen for each application. Amtek also provides the same level of technical support after the sale to provide information, documentation, and testing to address any issues that may arise.


Amtek’s lighting ballast safety features are designed to protect maintenance personnel from exposure to dangerously high or lethal voltages. Key safety features include electrical isolation from the AC line, open-lamp shutdown, poor electrical connection shutdown, anti-arcing shutdown, and over-temperature shutdown.