Taken from Lux Review:
'Tridonic is to pull out of the magnetic ballasts and transformers business, ahead of a European ban scheduled for 2017.Tridonic customers can order up until November. ‘This decision means that we will be able to focus more strongly than ever on LED
technology,’ Tridonic CEO Alfred Felder told Lux Review.’Over the financial year we were able to increase the proportion of revenue accounted for by LED
products to 19 percent. Right now we are about to launch a new generation of LED
converters in what will be one of our most important core projects at Tridonic in 2013/14.’
The decline of magnetic ballast
sales has been reflected in falling revenue, with sales falling by 60 per cent since 2007. In the 2012/13 financial year, magnetics accounted for just 9.4 percent of Tridonic’s total revenue of US5 million (€378 million). The EU is now using the Ecodesign Directive ErP legislation to ban maganetic ballasts from 2017 onwards.'
I can't believe it! Tridonic magnetic ballasts are some of the best available today!