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  1. M

    Used equipment, is it safe?

    First time using HID lighting. Just picked up a reflector, 600w MH lamp, and Apollo 600 ballast to replace my T5 setup. Hooked it all up, fired the light with no issue. On closer inspection, the ballast (model # uhps-d600) doesnt specifically say it can run MH lamps. Ballast is making a high...
  2. M

    400v light

    Hi guys, can anyone tell me if I need a special type of light socket to run a 400v bulb and ballast or can I use my usual reflector?
  3. L

    600w HPS with magnetic ballast vs 400w with electronic

    Hey, I was wondering since the 600w hps with shittiest magnetic ballast is giving too much heat for me to handle currently that if I upgrade to electronic ballast and blast it with 400w, would it make up for it? Since electronic ballast boast they put out "up to 30% more lumens" in theory this...
  4. C

    Is anything wrong - What do you suggest?

    hey guys I have a question about my set up. I am growing in a 31x31x71 tent using a 600w MH with 600w ballast with settings of 250w, 400w, 600w, super Lumen. Im wondering if my space is too small for my light. As of now ballast is set to 600w. Should I change anything, move plants further away...
  5. F

    Timer won't start 400W HPS

    Hi, today I came home and my timer thats set on a 18/6 schedule didnt start. So ... wtf must I do for it to work?!?!? I'm using a 400w HPS with a 400w ballast. Here are the stats of the timer : 125V ac. 60Hz 15A resistive 1000W tungsten 5A Ballast please help!
  6. TheFertilizer

    Retro-fitting CMH lamps into MH ballasts

    Been reading around and I can't really find a straight answer on this. Now assuming for equal wattage, what's stopping a person from buying one of the socket conversions ( or finding a CMH bulb with an E39 ) and then running it in their usual digital MH ballast? I've heard that most of the CMH...
  7. S

    Ballast problems

    hi. i had an omega 400w ballst only used on one grow.and a lumni 400w ballast used 3 grows. had my set up down for a few weeks and had them in dry warm storage. put the omega back in set up and was working fine. then went to ad lumni to the set up and was making a noise but light would not...
  8. M

    Splitting 600w to 2x 315 lec/cmh

    Hi everyone. Just a quick one can you split a 600w to 2x 315 cmd on dimmable ballast?
  9. T

    Ballast questions

    Hey all ! quick question , I saw that there are few type of ballast . one for hps , one for mh , and one that is duel for both . Now I need a 400w ballast , but in my place there is no duel ballst , do I really need to buy both ballast ? I saw manny warnings that I REALLY should'nt...
  10. E

    Switch HPS bulbs to MH bulbs using same ballast?

    Hi, now I have a Yield Lab Professional Series 120/220v 1000W Double Ended Complete Grow Light Kit, it came with the 1000w HPS light bulb, but can I switch it to a 1000w MH light bulb with this same grow light kit? The question seems stupid but i couldnt find an answer. :6::6:
  11. T

    Newbe with question

    I have a 17' by 17' glass greenhouse and my plants are still not getting enough light. A friend has given me a number of light fixtures that came form a closed down sawmill. They are made by Cooper lighting and the catalog number is FM 408. They can be found on the internet. The T Type is CWA...
  12. J

    Confused - Help with purchasing HPS setup

    Hey guys im a newbie and on the veg of my first indoor grow,im using cfl for now but switching to hps when i throw my gals into flower. Im planning on getting 2 400watt phillips hps bulbs (pic below) cuz their pretty cheap, basically i went to look at double lamp ballasts at home depot and i...
  13. J

    Help with HPS

    Hey guys im a newbie and on the veg of my first indoor grow,im using cfl for now but switching to hps when i throw my gals into flower. Im planning on getting 2 400watt phillips hps bulbs (pic below) cuz their pretty cheap, basically i went to look at double lamp ballasts at home depot and i...
  14. L

    Just got a used Lumatek 1000W Ballast in the mail - Won't light up my bulbs!

    I just purchased a used Lumatek 1000LK ballast on an auction website. This is the non-air cooled kind. However, every bulb I've tried to fire up has only flashed for about 1/2 a second, then no light emitting from the bulb, till around 1-3 minutes later, and another flash, repeatedly. The...
  15. G

    1000watt ballast split to 2 lights

    I was wondering if i am able to run 1000 watt ballast split to 2 lights then im going to put a timer between each light to ballast. I only want 1 light on at a time for 6 hours each 12 hours total so i wonder if i will have a problem when light switch over i already installed timer on my...
  16. M

    Best ballast to run 600MH and 1000HPS?

    Hello to everyone.. still a newbie here.. looking for some wisdom, I am looking for a ballast that can run a 600mh during veg and then a 1000hps during flower.. I was looking at the Apollo Purple Reighn, but I was curious if there's any other or better ballast options out there.. I have a 4×4...
  17. A

    First ballast - Help

    first time grower ... using cfls .. so i ordered a 250watt cfl .. bulb was huge .. so i ordered a apollo normal hood .. n it came with baars or whaterver plug .. after research so it looks like only a ballast which i was waiting on buying till i switched to mh/hps will fit this plug .. so now i...
  18. C

    70w HPS 100wMH bulbs from Lowes - Can they be powered without a ballast?

    Any lamps or fixtures that they are compatible with?
  19. L

    Ballast question

    After buying a larger tent online I'm thinking about stepping up to two lights. I'm currently running a 600w digital dimmable ballast by omega. Question is; do I have to run two of the same type of digital ballast? Is there any reason why I couldn't run one omega digital ballast and the other...
  20. cnile

    Recommend me a fluorescent ballast 2'x2' T8 or T12 - Veg

    Hello. Im looking to purchase a 2 foot by 2 foot flourescent ballast with some type of reflector for my seeds/clones and mother. i have a 2 foot by 4 foot closet for seeds/clones/mother so im going to get two of them. I heard t8 or t12 bulbs & balast are better for seeds/clones. i read they...
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