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Will A US spec Ballast Run This ? « on: August 10, 2022, 11:38:04 AM » Author: wide-lite 1000
Sylvania LU400T7RRSC . https://www.interlightus.com/light-bulb/OSRAM-SYLVANIA-LU400T7/RSC  I found some of these online for really cheap but would like to know if they'll work on a US spec. S-51 ballast  .
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Re: Will A US spec Ballast Run This ? « Reply #1 on: August 10, 2022, 12:09:25 PM » Author: joseph_125
According to here it says they use the same S51 ballast as regular 400w lamps.
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Re: Will A US spec Ballast Run This ? « Reply #2 on: August 10, 2022, 12:50:59 PM » Author: dor123
The S51 ballast can also run European 400W lamps, and 400W MH lamps that are intended for European HPS ballasts, like the Osram HQI-BT 400W/D.
There are no reasons for the said lamp to not be operated on S51 ballast.
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Re: Will A US spec Ballast Run This ? « Reply #3 on: August 10, 2022, 03:21:54 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
North American 400w S51 high pressure sodium lamps are pretty much interchangeable with any other 400w high pressure sodium lamp in the world.
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Re: Will A US spec Ballast Run This ? « Reply #4 on: August 10, 2022, 09:04:09 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
 Thanks everyone !! I didn't want to buy something I couldn't easily use without having buy additional gear .  I already have several 400w S-51 ballasts .
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Re: Will A US spec Ballast Run This ? « Reply #5 on: August 11, 2022, 08:32:01 PM » Author: 108CAM
In Australia, you can connect an ignitor to a 400w MV ballast and use it with MH lamps. I have a gearbox with this exact setup which suggests that it was retrofitted at some point.
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Re: Will A US spec Ballast Run This ? « Reply #6 on: August 12, 2022, 04:28:48 AM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
Indeed, I even used European ignitors to run North American probe start and pulse start metal halide lamps on mercury vapor ballasts. These ignitors will even allow the lamps to run on North American mercury vapor ballasts too.
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