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OfflinePilze
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digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference?
    #326340 - 12/03/09 10:45 PM (7 years, 7 days ago)

so? whats the difference? is there an advantage? what would you recommend?


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: Pilze]
    #326342 - 12/03/09 10:47 PM (7 years, 7 days ago)

Digital use a little less power to do the same thing. They are silent. The bulbs just click on to full power without a warmup time. They run cooler. Better all around. :thumbup:


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: Magash]
    #326346 - 12/03/09 10:54 PM (7 years, 7 days ago)

im sold.


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: Pilze]
    #326348 - 12/03/09 10:58 PM (7 years, 7 days ago)

Me too. I went out and shopped for one today at my local hydro store.
Lumateks run about 189 for a 400W, any recommendations for a less expensive model that is equal in quality?


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: 81renaissance]
    #326352 - 12/03/09 11:00 PM (7 years, 7 days ago)

I'm sure there are some out there but I'm fond of Lumatek and I'll stick with them till I have a reason not to or find something better. :flyhigh:


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: Magash]
    #326448 - 12/04/09 12:34 AM (7 years, 7 days ago)

ive thought about buying the whole setup together. right now theyre 15% off all HID systems. so i think im going to throw down and get a 400 watt HPS system.


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: Pilze]
    #326480 - 12/04/09 01:21 AM (7 years, 7 days ago)

I've got 2 lumatek 600W ballasts and I love them. I've pretty much never used the dimming or "super-lumens" feature because I'm sure it burns out the bulb much faster, but it's still pretty cool for them to be dim-able and whatnot


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: Pilze]
    #326482 - 12/04/09 01:22 AM (7 years, 7 days ago)

Quote:

Pilze said:
ive thought about buying the whole setup together. right now theyre 15% off all HID systems. so i think im going to throw down and get a 400 watt HPS system.



Where? Just at your local shop?


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: 81renaissance]
    #326520 - 12/04/09 02:35 AM (7 years, 7 days ago)

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81renaissance said:
Quote:

Pilze said:
ive thought about buying the whole setup together. right now theyre 15% off all HID systems. so i think im going to throw down and get a 400 watt HPS system.



Where? Just at your local shop?




yes


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: 81renaissance]
    #326571 - 12/04/09 09:40 AM (7 years, 7 days ago)

RVF Garden Supply has a 10% OFF Store Wide Sale this month and you can also use any 1 coupon code with that discount.

Lumatek Electronic Ballasts


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: night train]
    #326927 - 12/04/09 08:50 PM (7 years, 7 days ago)

Thanks for the heads up Night Train!
So a 400w would only be about $154?! (10% growery discount and 10% storewide right?)


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: 81renaissance]
    #327277 - 12/05/09 10:40 AM (7 years, 6 days ago)

$151.96 for the 400W with this months sale combined with the GROWERY coupon.


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: night train]
    #327312 - 12/05/09 12:07 PM (7 years, 6 days ago)

that just sounds stupid as hell to do. order grow equpiment online AND use a "growery coupon" there. thats just too shady. it screams "IM GROWING MARIJUANA!!!! COME GET ME!!!"

ill stick with buying stuff from a store in cash.


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: Pilze]
    #327320 - 12/05/09 12:24 PM (7 years, 6 days ago)

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Pilze said:
that just sounds stupid as hell to do. order grow equpiment online AND use a "growery coupon" there. thats just too shady. it screams "IM GROWING MARIJUANA!!!! COME GET ME!!!"

ill stick with buying stuff from a store in cash.




Never thought of this.  Oh well no worries to Cali growers.


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: SmOakland]
    #327335 - 12/05/09 12:58 PM (7 years, 6 days ago)

Good point Pilze.  However depending where your from just going into a "garden" store is way more risky than ordering anything online. I get quite a few customers that would much rather pay shipping to have their items shipped across town than simply stop in and pick them up. 

I did change the coupon code though.


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: night train]
    #327345 - 12/05/09 01:50 PM (7 years, 6 days ago)

i dont trust the interwebz. id rather go in get it, get out, leave, drive around. and move my grow equipment around before setting it up at its grow site.

i dont need a paper trail leading to me for grow equipment...

in n out of a store is THE way to go IMO.


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: Pilze]
    #327364 - 12/05/09 03:09 PM (7 years, 6 days ago)

My ballast for a 1000 watt hps is super hot all the time.  Metal box encasement and really hot to touch it.  Is this normal?


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: Azyle00]
    #327381 - 12/05/09 03:53 PM (7 years, 6 days ago)

yes


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: Azyle00]
    #327419 - 12/05/09 05:50 PM (7 years, 6 days ago)

Vent that bitch!!


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Re: digital vs magnetic ballasts - whats the difference? [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #327552 - 12/05/09 09:37 PM (7 years, 6 days ago)

is that les claypool in your avatar, hawk?


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