Philips Advance fluorescent electronic and magnetic ballasts are designed and manufactured to engineering standards correlating to an average life expectancy of 50,000 hours of operation at maximum rated case temperature. Since Philips Advance ballasts operate below their maximum case temperature in the majority of applications, increased ballast life can be expected. As a rule of thumb, ballast life may be doubled for every 10°C reduction in ballast case operating temperature. However, there are many variables, such as input voltage, ambient temperature, etc. which affect ballast operating temperatures, and therefore ballast life. Optanium ballasts for T5 and T8 lamps are part of our effort to promote environmental responsibility through Smart Solutions™ - energy efficient products, lighting systems, services and expertise through Philips Advance branded products. They are also one of the charter products of the NEMA Premium® Ballast Program. All of this makes these ballasts part of an overall high-efficiency lighting system that may help you achieve LEED certification, meet ASHRAE standards, become compliant with California Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards, or any other local energy code you or your customers need to be in compliance.