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BGPatterson
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H38 Mercury Vapor Lamp « on: July 16, 2016, 02:04:31 PM » Author: BGPatterson
I have 4 of these but no proper ballast. Is there anything else I could use to try them out? I have lots of fluorescent ballasts.
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Re: H38 Mercury Vapor Lamp « Reply #1 on: July 16, 2016, 02:42:10 PM » Author: funkybulb
What side of pond are you on?

Well  here u can use MH 70 watt ballast with ignitor deacivated.  Find a ballast on ebay?  Also
In 240 volt realm u can use 8 foot 100 watt fluorescent
Choke. Or Meduim ballast factor HO rapid start
With out the heater  wires hooked up.
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Re: H38 Mercury Vapor Lamp « Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 06:31:55 PM » Author: BGPatterson
I'm in Alberta, Canada. I could hook up an HO ballast for t12? I only have the 2 lamp kind for 8 footers.
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Re: H38 Mercury Vapor Lamp « Reply #3 on: July 16, 2016, 06:35:37 PM » Author: funkybulb
Yes just use one of red and blue leads
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