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No...but you can buy an "autotransformer" that will boost the 220 to 277. Transformers of this kind can be the auto type or isolation type and are available at a much higher cost that it would be to just buy 220 volt ballasts and sell the 277 ones at your next yard sale. The fluorescent lamps probably won't start with such a severe undervoltage (80% rated). If they do start, they won't work well and the lamps will have reduced life.

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Q: Can you use 240V single phase power to power 277V fluorescent light fixtures?
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Are all 480 Volt light fixtures 3 phase or are some single phase?

I do not believe any lighting fixtures of any voltage have ever been made to work off of three-phase circuits. Light Fixtures are always single-phase 2-wire circuits In the USA the standard voltages for branch circuits are: 120, 208, 240, 277 or 480 The light fixture must be rated to match whichever field voltage is being used. Some light fixtures are made multi-rated so they can be used on more than one circuit voltage

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Single phase power is good for small loads like lighting fixtures and heating devices.

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277v light fixtures are more efficient to operate and less expensive to install than a 110v fixture of identical wattage. 277v light fixtures are typically installed when 480V 3 Phase primary electric service supplies a commercial or industrial facility. 277v lighting circuits are single phase circuits using one of the 480v primary phases (A,B & C) to Neutral. The higher voltage allows more fixtures per circuit using smaller conductors and longer runs typically required in warehouse lighting applications. ( Amps = Watts/Volts: 400W/277V Fixture = 1.4 Amps, 400W/110V fixture = 3.6 Amps) With 480V 3 Phase primary service, 110V Single Phase power is created using a Step-down transformer. The voltage transformation process consumes power (kWh) and the 277V fixture will consume less kWh than a 110V fixture if identical wattage, especially in fixtures with ballasts such as fluorescent or High Intensity Discharge (HID), like Sodium, Metal Halide or Mercury Vapor.

Are there 3 phase 277 volt fixtures?

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It will be single phase as there is no common three phase 110 volt systems.

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You Don't. 440volt 3-phase is actually 480 volts, taking a single phase gives 277Volts single phase. To get single phase 440 you would use one leg of three phase 440/760 three phase power.

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