hi all, i will get straight on with. Swim has come across a 1000watt metal halide floodlight fixture with one 1000watt bulb. Swim says it feels really light as if there was no ballast there, swim was thinking of wiring a 110 volt plug (the yellow 3 pin plugs) to sum flex and wiring the flex to the floodlight and then plugging into the 110 volt transformer swim has sat in the cellar. Swims question is, will the transformer act as a ballast and power the bulb ok, will it work at all. Please could you explain to me why it wont work, dont a ballast and 110 volt transformer do the same thing? All advice welcome good or bad. Thanx in advance.