Advance is one of the leading manufacturers of ballasts and drivers for fluorescent, high-intensity discharge and light-emitting diode lamps in North America. It serves the lighting and electrical products industries. The company produces more than 1,000 driver models for new construction, renovation, retrofit and replacement applications. Founded in 1945, Advance provides a variety of capacitors, igniters, thermal protectors, lamp sockets and replacement kits. It also offers electronic, dimming, magnetic and sign ballasts. The company features products under the Centium, DynaVision, E-PAK, e-Vision and Mini MasterColor brands. Advance operates several production facilities in the United States, Mexico and Asia. It is a division of Philips Electronics North America Corporation.