Grow Room Design & Setup
Review: Actual Power Usage Readings of Dimmable Lumatek 1000 and Galaxy 1000 Ballast in the
The Grow Room forums; bringing this up again for those that missed it. ...
bringing this up again for those that missed it.
I doubt there is enough of a difference to matter a thimble of beans. Both digital units are probably set to 600 watts so only the efficiency of the ballasts should make one use slightly less power but have the same luminance. But to answer your question, no, I do not have a good light meter so I did not test that.
U know I have one of those kill-a-watt meter too and when I tested my 430W hortilux hydrofarm ballast it was sucking 298W and I left it on for 10 minutes so I dunno if something is up with my meter, ballast or bulb. The ballast clearly says 430W and uses 5.2 amps but its no where near that. I have used the bulb on about 3 grows over a period of about 4 years. Any ideas whats up with this?
By RemeberMe in forum Indoor Growing
Last Post: 10-19-2009, 07:00 PM
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