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I need an igniter that does 35 to 150 watt HPS lamps « on: August 11, 2021, 08:27:46 PM » Author: thelightingman
I have a Regent DL-70H 70 watt HPS yardblaster that has a bad starter. I really want to fire it up to see what it looks like in it's original form. Si if you have a starter that I could use just let me know. Thanks!
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Re: I need an igniter that does 35 to 150 watt HPS lamps « Reply #1 on: August 11, 2021, 08:34:50 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
I have a Regent DL-70H 70 watt HPS yardblaster that has a bad starter. I really want to fire it up to see what it looks like in it's original form. Si if you have a starter that I could use just let me know. Thanks!

Here is a 2 wire ignitor designed for both 55v and 100v high pressure sodium lamps for under $8USD!!!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/392874507964
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Re: I need an igniter that does 35 to 150 watt HPS lamps « Reply #2 on: August 12, 2021, 02:56:25 AM » Author: thelightingman
Here is a 2 wire ignitor designed for both 55v and 100v high pressure sodium lamps for under $8USD!!!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/392874507964

The light can only take 3 wire ignitors due to it not having any direct neutral wire on the ballast.
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Re: I need an igniter that does 35 to 150 watt HPS lamps « Reply #3 on: August 12, 2021, 03:20:36 AM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
The light can only take 3 wire ignitors due to it not having any direct neutral wire on the ballast.

Actually, the 2 wire ignitors that I linked to you on eBay can actually work on high pressure sodium ballasts normally designed for 3 wire ignitors. In the installation instructions of these particular ignitors, you cap off the X3 or blue tap that you see on the ballast. In that case, the ignitor is simply connected in parallel with the lamp. I can draw you some wiring diagrams that show how this 2 wire ignitor is installed vs a normal 3 wire ignitor on the ballast that you have in your fixture. In your case, the ballast in your fixture is a simple reactor/choke ballast wired in series with the lamp. The top diagram represents how to wire the 2 wire ignitor to your fixture and the bottom diagram represents how a normal 3 wire ignitor is wired to your fixture.
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Re: I need an igniter that does 35 to 150 watt HPS lamps « Reply #4 on: August 12, 2021, 03:12:16 PM » Author: thelightingman
Actually, the 2 wire ignitors that I linked to you on eBay can actually work on high pressure sodium ballasts normally designed for 3 wire ignitors. In the installation instructions of these particular ignitors, you cap off the X3 or blue tap that you see on the ballast. In that case, the ignitor is simply connected in parallel with the lamp. I can draw you some wiring diagrams that show how this 2 wire ignitor is installed vs a normal 3 wire ignitor on the ballast that you have in your fixture. In your case, the ballast in your fixture is a simple reactor/choke ballast wired in series with the lamp. The top diagram represents how to wire the 2 wire ignitor to your fixture and the bottom diagram represents how a normal 3 wire ignitor is wired to your fixture.
Ok, I see how it works now.
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