History of Hatch

Pioneering Power Since 1985

At Hatch, our customers have trusted us for more than three decades to provide the top-notch products and personal service that only an independent manufacturer can provide. Hatch has stayed true to its roots for 36 years and is the premier independent, full-line power supply manufacturer in the industry. Whether you need transformers, HID ballasts, fluorescent ballasts, or LED drivers, Hatch has you covered.

Pioneering Ballast Technology

Hatch Transformers was started in 1985 with the goal of developing electronic compact fluorescent ballast and electronic low voltage transformers for the lighting industry. Original circuitry for both product lines was developed in the Hatch offices in Tampa and manufactured locally as well. 

At that time, all CFL lamps were operated with magnetic ballasts. Electronic ballasts were just starting to be designed and implemented. In 1985, only two companies made electronic transformers for the burgeoning low-voltage halogen market. Hatch pioneered the design and development of an entire line of competing E-CFL ballasts, some of which remain in production today and are still in demand due to their unique case sizes and shapes. Through the 1990s, Hatch continued to develop its product lines and grew into a respected and recognized manufacturer in the lighting industry.

Developing the Electronic HID Ballast

As the 1990s drew to a close, Hatch began a development program to identify opportunities in advanced lighting technologies that were just beginning to catch the full attention of the lighting industry. In 1999, Hatch embarked on a new program to develop Electronic HID ballasts, which displayed huge growth potential in the market. Today, E-HID represents a substantial portion of the Hatch business. Hatch now has one of the most comprehensive and technically advanced lines of E-HID ballasts in the industry. Numerous U.S. and international patents protect the unique circuitry and technology that makes the Hatch E-HID products the industry standard for quality and reliability.

LED Driver Development

We began development of a complete line of advanced LED drivers in 2010. Over the past decade, our catalog of LED drivers has grown to several hundred SKUs, covering a full array of lighting applications. Continuing with our legacy of innovation, the I-LOC product family was released in 2015, offering patented key programmability and industry-leading dimming performance in small and efficient packages. In recent years, we have expanded our product catalog to include Emergency LED Driver Systems and Surge Protection Devices to complement the full range of LED drivers. In 2020 we launched V-LOC, our most advanced family of key programmable LED drivers. As of today, we have a full team of new product development engineers working to bring the latest innovations in LED power supply technology to market.