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Bodine BHD55U Emergency Ballast 700-1200 Lumens - Haz Loc

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Product Description

This ballast has been discontinued by the manufacturer with no direct replacement. Please contact our sales team to find a possible replacement.


It's less than a week until the Fourth of July and your fireworks factory is cranking out several truck-loads of roman candles, bottle rockets and sparklers each day. With so many of your fluorescent lights on round-the-clock, while the machines are crank out explosives, your buildings voltage will be pushed to the max. 

What if all those lights go out due to overload or natural disaster? Now you've got over 100 people trapped inside a hot, dark and dangerous powder keg! Avoid such a scenario with our universal voltage hazardous location rated emergency ballast.

With a wattage range between 13 and 55 watts, Bodines BHD55U is the premiere battery pack for potentially explosive environments, dubbed as Class 1 Division 2 spaces by OSHA and UL. It will keep your high output and circline T5 and T8s burning at a reduced lumen output so your employees have time to safely evacuate the building.

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  • Ballast Type: Emergency
  • Lamp Wattage: 13-55W
  • Input Wattage: 8W
  • Universal 120-277V line voltage input, 50/60Hz cycles
  • Rated for Class 1 Division II-rated luminaires
  • Operates: One T5/HO, T5 circline and T8/HO or long compact, twin, triple and quad CFLs
  • Lumens (at 10-feet): 700-1200 lm
  • UL 924 emergency device
  • Min/Max Temp: 32° to 131°F
  • Includes LED charging indicator (not rated for hazardous locations)
  • 3-year full warranty


Since factories and fossil fuel storage areas tend to get their line voltage power overworked, the BHD55U compensates with a high voltage tolerance. It allows for shifts between the 50 and 60 Hz frequency range, which also protects the unit from harmonic distortion. Note that this fluorescent emergency battery pack is UL-recognized (not actually UL-listed) so it should not be used in explosive environments unless it is inside a sealed & gasketed HL-type fixture.

External Specifications

This C1 D2 emergency ballast comes in a pretty red metal case that encloses the circuitry and protects from moderate dust and moisture contamination. The BHD55U includes a charging indicator light that is not inherently guarded. The installing electrician should apply his/her own explosion proof sealant when applying to your HL fixture body.


Electrical Specifications

  • Lamp wattage: 13-55W
  • Input wattage: 8W
  • Input current: 90mA
  • Universal-taps for 120 thru 277vAC, 50 or 60 Hz
  • Initial illumination: 700-1200 (depending on lamp)
  • Battery: Hi temp nickel cadmium. 7-10 year lifespan
  • Charging current: 280mA
  • Emergency runtime: +90 minutes
  • Recharge time: 24 hours or less


  • Width: 13.1"
  • Depth: 2.6"
  • Height: 1.5"
  • Mounting center: 12.7"


  • Tested to UL924 codes for Emergency Lighting & Power Equipment
  • UL Recognized component
  • NEC illumination standards
  • Meets NFPA: 101 Life Safety Code, excerpt 5-9.3 periodic testing standards
  • National Fire Code
  • National Building Code

Warranty Information

This emergency device is warranted for Three (3) Full Years from the date of purchase. This warranty will only cover properly-installed transformers used under NEC guidelines. During the warranty period, the manufacturer will repair or replace without charge to the user.

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