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The role of the hydroponic ballast is to help provide enough power to get the arc started when you turn your light on. After this, the ballast's job is to regulate the current, providing a steady light beam. Without a ballast, the grow light would get too hot and pop.
As HID grow light age, they require more power for operation, and ballast also helps with this. When shopping for ballast, it is essential to consider the watts of your grow light. If the wattage of your ballast does not match up with your grow light, you will see poor operation. If the wattage of your ballast is too high, it could blow your lamp. If it is too low, it may not be able to get the lamp to fire.
A high-pressure sodium (HPS) ballast is a hydroponic ballast used with an HPS grow light. The role of the ballast is to help provide enough power to get the arc started when you turn your light on. After this, the ballast's job is to regulate the current, providing a steady beam of light. Without a ballast, the grow light would get too hot and pop. Similar to an HPS ballast, the metal halide (MH) ballast operates an MH grow light bulbs. It has the same responsibility of regulating the current inside the gas-charged tube, ensuring it doesn't burn too hot.
A CMH ballast is responsible for starting and regulating the current in your CMH grow light. Without regulation, the CMH bulb would burn too bright and "pop" or not start. A special ballast is needed for ceramic metal halides. Not just any digital ballast will do. CMH lamps require a low frequency, which makes high-frequency digital ballasts incompatible.
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