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Transportation Lighting

The Amtek Advantage in Transportation Lighting

Experience: Amtek AC Ballasts and DC Inverter Ballasts are “service-proven” in transportation lighting applications. The patented technologies developed by engineers at Amtek have been successfully used in rail transit applications as far back as 1970. Amtek products are specifically designed to operate in the harsh electrical and environmental conditions that exist within rail transit applications.


Amtek lighting ballasts are exceptionally reliable. Amtek ballasts have demonstrated reliability in actual revenue service on rail transit applications in excess of 3 Million Hours MTBF.

In addition, all DC inverter ballasts for transit applications are burned-in at maximum ambient temperature and full rated power for a minimum of 12 hours. This added level of Quality Assurance insures optimum reliability in Amtek products.

And Value:

Amtek lighting ballasts deliver optimum lighting system efficacy providing maximum light output with minimum power consumption, maximizing lamp life and lumen maintenance, over a wide range of operating temperatures and environments. This results in monetary savings due to reduced lamp replacement costs end lower energy consumption.

Amtek does not use potting compound therefore all lighting ballasts can be repaired or remanufactured. Also, lighting ballasts manufactured without potting compound are much lighter than potted ballasts, and as a result there is a monetary savings due to weight reduction.

Amtek lighting ballasts are Made in the USA.

Flexibility: Amtek has developed a wide range of standard and optional lighting ballast features to address virtually any application requirement. Independent lamp operation, auto restart upon lamp replacement, lamp status indicators, lamp dimming, On/Off control, transient protection, and many more. (read more on ballast features)


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 rail program 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 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 offers a wide range of lighting ballast safety features designed to protect maintenance personnel from exposure to dangerously high or lethal voltages and also to protect against fires, smoke caused by electrical arcing in the lamp holders or poor electrical connections in the lamp wires.


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