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Installing my HPS light

GreenThumb18

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I recently.... "Aquired", a 50 watt HPS bulb from a home depot, and i am just wondering how exactly to have it plugged in and working. do i absolutley NEED a ballast?
 
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GreenThumb18 said:
I recently.... "Aquired", a 50 watt HPS bulb from a home depot, and i am just wondering how exactly to have it plugged in and working. do i absolutley NEED a ballast?
Whats up GreenThumb18. I'm pretty sure that you need a ballast to run any of the HPS lights. You might want to get some other opinions on this.
 

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did you purchase only a bulb?..if so, yes you must have a ballast. If you purchased the entire light fixture, it is ballasted.
 

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Yeah. all i got is the bulb. but what should i screw it into? Thanks so far.
 

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a ballast contains a mogul socket. The ballast must match the bulb wattage and socket type. 250W HPS bulb needs a 250W HPS ballast kit.

Your best bet is to go to insidesun.com or another online store and purchase a complete light kit. then you will have an extra bulb as well incase one burns out.
 

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