Light controller.......which one MP?

000StankDank000

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2014
Messages
1,587
Reaction score
23
So I wanna buy a 4 Light x 1000 watt light controller. I will either buy an autopilot or a Titian controller unless you guys can recommend a Diffrent one.

What is the benifits of running 220 over 120 volts?
My ballast I own say 100-270 volts so I'm guessing if I change the chord it can run on both voltages. So when I buy my next ballast I would get a 220 v if there is an advantage. I have enough room to run a double pull breaker.

So what light controller would you run and would you go 120 or 220 and why?
Thanks stank
 

NorCalHal

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2008
Messages
2,675
Reaction score
3,277
220 sir...more efficient and easier on your ballast. I run most of my 220v ballasts on 120 cords..no issues. Is it a Digi ballast? Mag ballasts either have a 120/240 switch or you have to change a wire in the ballast internally. If it is a Digi, it should adjust to whatever voltage you apply.

As far as controllers, tit for tat...they are all pretty close.
 

Gaiant

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2014
Messages
160
Reaction score
47
Hey, I found a used Helios 8 220v and it's worked out really well for me with the 2 1k lights. Found it on eBay for $115.
 

Latest posts

Top