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1000 watt making sounds?
    #696041 - 11/29/13 08:34 AM (3 years, 9 days ago)

Hey my 100 watt HPS  (I got it from someone who I think made the ballast  - so theres no company name on it) just started making sounds but only the bulb. It sounds like grease bubbling and cackling before it starts to boil and it makes this sound every few minutes and it kinda dims but you can barley notice it dimming. So I was wondering if I just had a bad connection to the ballast or do I need a new light soon, cuz i just got it like three and a half months ago?


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Re: 1000 watt making sounds? (moved) [Re: UnsureE]
    #696059 - 11/29/13 12:23 PM (3 years, 9 days ago)

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Re: 1000 watt making sounds? [Re: UnsureE]
    #696060 - 11/29/13 12:28 PM (3 years, 9 days ago)

Could be just you need a new bulb? I aways keep a spare just for this reason s if my light goes my girls wont be to long without light


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Re: 1000 watt making sounds? [Re: budgrowerwannabe]
    #696089 - 11/29/13 05:42 PM (3 years, 8 days ago)

so this crackling noise and dimming. is it after the lamp has warmed up and been running for several hrs? is it constant throughout the light cycle?


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Re: 1000 watt making sounds? [Re: Farmer Joe]
    #696140 - 11/30/13 03:16 AM (3 years, 8 days ago)

sounds like your homemade ballast isnt regulating the flow of power very well.  my lights used to dim a little like it was pulsing until I got a nice modern electronic ballast.  better quality ballast will be better stabilized.  :thumbup:


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Re: 1000 watt making sounds? [Re: 13buds]
    #696166 - 11/30/13 11:48 AM (3 years, 8 days ago)

yea i'm gunna have to get a new one, I only noticed the sound for about the first 45 mins of it being turned on.


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Re: 1000 watt making sounds? [Re: UnsureE]
    #696175 - 11/30/13 01:27 PM (3 years, 8 days ago)

when my lamps first fire they make noise as they heat up. it's nothing to be worried about.

I don't think 45 mins is normal though.


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