lighting

Discussion in 'Absolute Beginners' started by herbal effort, Feb 17, 2002.

  1. alright upgraded my light to 400w M/H ballast and bulb. out of curiosity though is there any way of making the ballast support a 1000w?
     
  2. Nope, unless you're an electrician and know how to rewire a ballast. I think the capacitors and ignitors can't be changed so you'd have to get new ones.

    I wouldn't try it.
    Something I learned at the hydro store the other day is that a 430W kit can run a 400W bulb. A 400W kit can run a 430W bulb but it will only use 400Ws.
     

  3. Two words.....absolutly not......they have totally different specifications...thanx for asking someone before testing your curiosity.......be safe..gro well.

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  4. Just curious,,,,did they also tell you that the reason for this is due to the ballasts used, are of the same specs,,,only the bulb configurations are different...

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  5. I didn't get that much out of him. What he basicly said was that it's not recommended. He said a 430W bulb in a 400W system would get watts in the low 400s (waste of time and money) and a 400W in a 430W system would burn out faster.
    I'll just stick to what's on the ballast.
     

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