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I wonder if a SLI/H lamp can be used on a rapid start ballast? « on: October 31, 2020, 04:56:02 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
Does anyone know if a SLI/H lamp with braided electrodes can be used on a rapid start ballast? Or does the ballast have to be a preheat/switchstart ballast?
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Re: I wonder if a SLI/H lamp can be used on a rapid start ballast? « Reply #1 on: October 31, 2020, 08:25:49 PM » Author: funkybulb
 I dont think these would properly heat the cathode on HO rapid start,  but  it  worth the try.  That one of my ideas using 8 ft HO
 2 lamp rapid start to test them out.
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Re: I wonder if a SLI/H lamp can be used on a rapid start ballast? « Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 05:08:30 AM » Author: sox35
It depends on the lamp. Some are designed for pre-heat and some were designed for instant start. The 140W lamp for example was intended to be used on a 90W SOX leak transformer, with no pre-heat. I run mine with one of these and just one wire to each end. By contrast, I believe the 60W lamps were intended for switch-start circuits.
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Re: I wonder if a SLI/H lamp can be used on a rapid start ballast? « Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 06:38:04 AM » Author: Michael
I run my 200W tube on a VHO 215W Rapid Start ballast on proper specs.
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