I got my check and went down to the hydro store expecting to play $250.-$300. for a new light. They had a used ballast for $50. and a giant hood for $20.! The new 'used' hood is big enough to cover the whole garden, and with the new bulb ... is mystifying it is so bright. Everything is good, growing well and I am contented. (Except that I can't type on my borrowed laptop} Thank you... The Poet... .