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New in box: 23 year old HID lighting equipment. Safe to use?
    #666597 - 04/18/13 10:39 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

I've been given a 400W metal halide and 1000W HPS new in box. However, the equipment is 23 years old. I know for sure that storage was dry and climate controlled. Can I safely use this equipment? Everything is included, ballast, wiring, sockets and bulbs. It's all beautiful.


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Re: New in box: 23 year old HID lighting equipment. Safe to use? [Re: HipsterDoofus]
    #666601 - 04/18/13 11:24 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

It should be safe.


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Re: New in box: 23 year old HID lighting equipment. Safe to use? [Re: Magash]
    #666639 - 04/18/13 05:23 PM (3 years, 7 months ago)

i was usin a 20+ year old hps magnetic ballast that had been used for years and never had any problems.  i was really hesitant because of  how old it was but it worked great.


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Re: New in box: 23 year old HID lighting equipment. Safe to use? [Re: NewbusMaximus]
    #668566 - 05/01/13 09:34 AM (3 years, 7 months ago)

Be warned that the capacitor(s) in the ballast usually have an expiry date of 15-20 years... if the capacitor dries out or shorts you could have some trouble.


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