Pulse start?

Mutt

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Got a question. Probably a dumb one.
Is a pulse start metal halide bulb better than a regular one? (I know that this will also dictate the ballast) Do they last longer or something? Also are the clear ones better than the coated?

I am considering buying an MH for veg. and not using my conversion bulb on my HPS.
 

Eggman

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Funny question because i've got a 330 vac resistor next to me. I think Pulse start is, when you turn the light on, a resistor stores something like a couple thousand volts, I could be wrong, but don't think so. It contains such to create an arch of electricity from the ignitor to the bulb. This ignites the gas in the light.. I think. then the voltage drops to 110 or 220 and runs normal. Are they better than regular? I think Pulse start is regular. There is new shit now. I think it's those digital ballasts that give off a steady stream of electricity instead of pulses like most incadesant lights. I forget man... I used to be up on this. If you can, go digital. I know it's the wave of the future, not LCD yet, digital is cooler and cheaper in the long run. I don't know if this answers anything.

When can i be a senior member? Sometimes I feel the senior members are the DEA. For some reason, I enjoy paranoia..... Is that why I'm not a senior member?
 

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Let me begin by saying thank you eggman. No us Senior Members are not (I hope) DEA. We just have tons of posts. (which is wierd I figured it would be by the amount of rep, when I signed on).

LCD, if they figure that one out and work it out. GOD bless MJ cultivation :D . The thought of isloated spectrums with minimal power consumption. Training, breeding, **** the whole indoor thing will change.

yeah, digital ballast is the way to go. but those regular ballasts are cheap as **** if you know how to wire em up. :D . I just wanted to get the most bang (I mean light) for my buck. No bang or poof or crack or zap. hahahaha
 

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