600w hps light smells, it's burning?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by TokeWithPassion, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. What to do? It smells as if my new hps lightbulb which is hooked into my reflector and new 600w ballast is burning.
  2. Turn it off and find the issue. If it smells like electrical burning then it likely is. Ive had the internals on hoods burn out on me before.
  3. Is this a common problem on these?

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  4. There is a lot of heat coming off 600w - I think its important that you check:

    a) is it electrical burning smell - then you need to seriously look at the ballast etc
    b) is it general burning smell - then look at the reflector/anything close to make sure its not getting too hot.

    Don't play around with this - better spend a bit to get a new lighting setup than spend a lot for a new house.

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