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Offlinechris606
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Light help
    #710135 - 01/27/14 08:19 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

ok I got a new light ballasts hood   

the ballasts is a 600 watt and a 1000 watt light I hooked it all up and the 1000 watt light is working in the 600 watt ballasts (working good)
BUT is the 1000 watt light pulling 1000 watts  or is it pulling 600 watt

I got it off e-bay


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Re: Light help [Re: chris606] * 1
    #710138 - 01/27/14 08:43 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Im a complete n00b at this but that's common sense man. The bulb can only pull what the ballast can give.


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Re: Light help [Re: bEelzeBosS]
    #710140 - 01/27/14 08:47 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

that is what I was thanking but I have been told by othere ppl that it wont work at all  that is yyy I asked


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Re: Light help [Re: chris606]
    #710144 - 01/27/14 09:02 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Dude! Take that bulb out and go get yourself a 600w bulb! You're gonna burn down your house, or at least burn out the bulb...


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Re: Light help [Re: Tank333]
    #710146 - 01/27/14 09:05 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

its not  in the house its 175 feet away from it


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Re: Light help [Re: chris606]
    #710148 - 01/27/14 09:09 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

You are supposed to match up bulb and ballast.  You need to get a 600 watt.  I doubt it will catch fire, but the ballast is not designed to fire a 1000 watt bulb.  I'm not 100% sure that it's hurting your ballast, but it is possible that it is.


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Re: Light help [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #710153 - 01/27/14 09:20 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

it will take 3-4 days to get a new 600 watt bulb  do you thank it will be ok in tell thin all my other light I gave away to my buddy


Edited by chris606 (01/27/14 09:21 PM)


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Re: Light help [Re: chris606]
    #710154 - 01/27/14 09:27 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

I get the impression that mixing different wattages = an improper burning arc tube or whatever its called, and you probably won't be getting the intended spectrum of the bulb. I wouldn't do it.


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Re: Light help [Re: Midgetpawn]
    #710161 - 01/27/14 09:37 PM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Just go down to a grow store, then buy one :shrug:


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Re: Light help [Re: Hawksresurrection] * 1
    #710187 - 01/28/14 08:41 AM (2 years, 10 months ago)

I don't know about him but there isn't a hydroponics store within 50 miles of me, and I live in a city of over 200,000


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Re: Light help [Re: bEelzeBosS]
    #710197 - 01/28/14 09:57 AM (2 years, 10 months ago)

Be careful, always get the right bulb for the ballast you have. Otherwise you could have some bigger problems on your hands. Like hawk said, make a trip. Even if you have to drive 50 miles, at 50mph your there in an hour.... Think of some other things you might need while your there ex:- PH equipment, perhaps you need more ph up or ph down, maybe some new soil or some perlite, you name it. Either way that is how long it takes me to get to mine, about 45 minutes to an hour. Cheers...

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Re: Light help [Re: SacajaGanja]
    #710204 - 01/28/14 10:40 AM (2 years, 10 months ago)

yep I am going up in the tomorrow to get a 600 watt but I have to drive 200 miles 

you no I have not used ph up or down in to years  I will get a new ph meter just to see what it is


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Re: Light help [Re: chris606]
    #710210 - 01/28/14 10:49 AM (2 years, 10 months ago)

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yep I am going up in the tomorrow to get a 600 watt but I have to drive 200 miles 

you no I have not used ph up or down in to years  I will get a new ph meter just to see what it is




  I would HIGHLY recommend that, see now you are prepared for the trip, know what you need to get. Boom bang bing. PH is very important, and having the right tools will give you more than satisfactory results. PH Is so important to nutrient uptake it is ridiculous, small fluctuations can result in deficiencies/burn or other problems including lockout. Cheers my brother, 200 miles it is. Get everything you need :mmmkay: :dancer:


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