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Ballast Source « on: October 18, 2008, 12:32:38 AM » Author: Madness
Could someone give me a source to acquire small ballasts for MV & MH lamps (<200W)? Maybe similar to these from the gallery. I've got some of the these lamps but nothing to light them.
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Re: Ballast Source « Reply #1 on: October 24, 2008, 09:25:17 PM » Author: Mercury Man
Could someone give me a source to acquire small ballasts for MV & MH lamps (<200W)? Maybe similar to these from the gallery. I've got some of the these lamps but nothing to light them.
Your best bet would be to go to a hardware store and purchase a cheap fixture and take the ballast out of it.  Otherwise you might find one online through a supply house but the price tag will probably be high (>$60).  Mercury vapor might be difficult to find at this point but some smaller hardware stores might have leftover stock in them, esp. of the 175 watt variety.  I know that WalMart sells a small MH fixture for less than $50. 
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Re: Ballast Source « Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 09:49:12 AM » Author: TudorWhiz
you can power MV lamps from 175 watt and higher on same wattage MHs and with pulse start ones, just remove the ignitor....
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