Tanning Bed Ballasts
Tanning bed ballasts are
the same as you will
in the shop light in your home
or garage. These "choke"
type ballasts have been used for
years in modern lighting
technology and only fail once in
a blue moon. They are now
being phased for the more energy
efficient electronic ballasts.
There are new "electronic" ballasts for tanning
beds which are more energy
efficient and last much longer.
Pictured here is the most common
"electronic" ballast for most tanning beds.
New electronic starters provide
a perfect compliment
electronic ballasts and when
they both provide
perfect starting conditions for
tanning bed bulbs and prevent
the ends of the lamps from
We sell both
and electronic type ballasts on
this website. Please call
Please have bed model number and
date of mfg in hand.
trouble-shoot and repair a bad
ballast you can try two
First, turn the
unit on for a few minutes, then
swap out the bulb that is unlit
with the bulb next to it that is
lit. If the known good bulb
does not light, then you know it
is either the ballast, the
socket, or connecting wire.
socket first to see
if the lamp flickers, then
visibly check the
inter-connecting wires. Finally,
feel the back of the ballast if
is accessible to see if it is
cold to the touch ,as a properly
should be warm
after a few minutes of
You know when your
bad when your change the lamps
and starters with known good
lamps and the socket will still
not work. Once you
verify the socket and wiring is
good, then the ballast is the
most likely culprit.