Electric Ballast hps

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by newbiedoobie, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. I'm trying to decide what's better, a digital electric ballast hps/mh switchable or a regular ballast. Would the digital ele. ballast really help as far as bulb life? I wanna mini s.o.g. and my flc won't work without a fire, way too many outlets. Any replies apprecited.:rolleyes:
  2. I like switchable so you can change from mh for veg and hps for flower. i never use digital ones never felt the need i just go with normal switchable. Hope that helps Lates
  3. A digital ballast will light a HPS or MH bulb, no need for switching. More light, less heat and no sound. The one negative is price.
  4. The digital ballasts are better, but more expensive. If you are just looking for functionality, a switchable ballast is fine. However, if you have the extra $$$ you won't be disappointed with the digital ballasts. I have one and plan on replacing all my ballasts with digital over the next 6 months.
  5. Price really isn't a concern for my first nice grow. I only need one light for a 4' by 2' 1/2 space. I read one the htgsupply.com page that it lights up slowly so as to keep the life of the bulbs. Oh, and the nice part is, that they do automatically adjust for hps/mh. Thank you for the replies friends:rolleyes:

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