Light & ballast safety

Discussion in 'Growing Marijuana Indoors' started by MrGreenThumb69, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. I'm about to set up my first growroom using a 400W HPS in a small closet. There is passive ventilation and I have a quality 4" inline RVK fan.

    Quite often you hear about grow ops being discovered after things catch fire. This is my home so I'm eager to avoid this :) Is there anything I can do to prevent fires, how do fires from a failing ballast usually occur?
  2. Fires usuly happen because of poor electrical work, the balast getting too hot or turning the balast on too soon after it turns off. Get a High-temp shut-off relay, and a 15 minute time delay relay. Also using a sealed reflector will help reduce the risk of fire. :smoke:

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