Ballast ?

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  1. Mar 16, 2005 #1

    cincy boy

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    Iv had my 250 watt HPS for 2 years almost and I no that the ballast have to wear out some time I was wondering how often should I get a new one?
     
  2. Mar 28, 2005 #2

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    When it stops working. When they go, they don't work anymore. But I've been using the same ones for 8 years, and never had to replace the balast, just the ignitors.
     
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    How much time do you get from your bulbs ?
     
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    If you have a continuous grow replace your bulbs once a year. MH bulbs degrade faster than HPS bulbs, but it is a good idea to replace them both at the same time.
     

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