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Hatch Transformers was founded in 1985 to design and manufacture electronic compact fluorescent ballasts and electronic low voltage transformers for the lighting industry. At the time, virtually all non-incandescent lamps were powered by heavy and inefficient magnetic power supplies.
With its first products launching in 1985, Hatch was one of only two companies manufacturing electronic transformers for these two new burgeoning lighting markets. Original circuits for both of these product lines were developed in Tampa by Michael Hatch and manufactured locally.
In the early 1990s, manufacturing was moved to southern China to keep pace with the growth of the company.
Toward the end of the 1990s, Hatch began a development program to identify opportunities in advanced lighting technologies and began development of Electronic HID ballasts. E-HID technology displayed huge growth potential in the lighting marketplace. Over the next decade, Hatch developed and manufactured the most comprehensive and technically advanced line of E-HID ballasts in the lighting industry. Several 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.
In 2010, we began development of a complete line of advanced LED drivers. Over the next decade, the Hatch 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 rebranded as Hatch Lighting and expanded our product catalog to include Emergency LED Driver Systems and Surge Protection Devices to complement the full range of LED drivers. In 2020 Hatch launched V-LOC, our most advanced family of key programmable LED drivers for constant voltage lighting applications. Today, Hatch employs a full team of new product development engineers working to bring the latest innovations in LED power supply technology to market.