Réglette Electronique

English translation: (fluorescent) fitting / striplight with electronic ballast

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French term or phrase:réglette électronique
English translation:(fluorescent) fitting / striplight with electronic ballast
Entered by: Tony M

12:02 Oct 18, 2012
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng / Lighting
French term or phrase: Réglette Electronique
Réglette Electronique - 1 x 18W

This is part of a neon tube electrical system but I can't find a good English equivalent. It's from a lighting catalogue which shows an electronic component. I think it's the combination of the ballast (Ballasts électroniques) and the starter, but a Google search shows images of the complete lighting unit. If anyone can clear this up I'd be grateful.

Regards
Steve
Steve Sutcliffe
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:02
(fluorescent) fitting / striplight with electronic ballast
Explanation:
A 'réglette' is a striplight (but that's rather everyday language) — if the context is obviously fluorescents, you may not need to add that. In professional language, 'fitting' or 'luminaire' may be more suitable — neither specifies that it is a linear device (as the FR does), so it may or may not be necesssary to specify that, depending on the surrounding context.

As for 'électronic', you're quite right, it refers to the fact that the 'ballast' is electronic rather than simply a choke. Again, depending on your surrounding context, you may be able to 'telegraph' the language back down again.
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Tony M
France
Local time: 21:02
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Many thanks for that. Both suggestions were used, depending on the exact context. V. useful!
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4 +3(fluorescent) fitting / striplight with electronic ballast
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réglette électronique
(fluorescent) fitting / striplight with electronic ballast


Explanation:
A 'réglette' is a striplight (but that's rather everyday language) — if the context is obviously fluorescents, you may not need to add that. In professional language, 'fitting' or 'luminaire' may be more suitable — neither specifies that it is a linear device (as the FR does), so it may or may not be necesssary to specify that, depending on the surrounding context.

As for 'électronic', you're quite right, it refers to the fact that the 'ballast' is electronic rather than simply a choke. Again, depending on your surrounding context, you may be able to 'telegraph' the language back down again.

Tony M
France
Local time: 21:02
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Grading comment
Many thanks for that. Both suggestions were used, depending on the exact context. V. useful!

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