1000 watt Bulb with 600 watt Digital Ballast? Could it Work? in the
The Grow Room forums; i know this is super old but i just wanted to clear some things up. theres tons of fail in ...
i know this is super old but i just wanted to clear some things up. theres tons of fail in this thread. you people diffidently dont understand electrical very well...
anyway i run a 1000 watt bulb in a 600 watt ballast on my scrog for afew positive reasons!! just to clarify and make this make a little more sense to you guys that dont get it yet, just like how dimable ballasts allow you to run 50% (500W) 75%(750w) through a 1000w bulb you can also run the bulb just fine on a 600w ballast at 60% its maximum rating. the up sides to this are the 1000w bulbs are much much bigger so the light is more evenly dispersed in my hood and through the canopy, not only that but simple science and my own observations also say that the 1000w bulb on a 600w ballast runs cooler than a 600 watt bulb with a 600w ballast because the larger the object the better the heat is dispersed my setups runs 4 degrees cooler.... think about it from another simpler electrical stand point think about car amplifier and subs you have no problem running a 600watt amplifier on a 1200watt subwoofer because its under powering it! i also have theorys that the 1000w bulb with 600 watt ballast combo makes the bulbs last longer because there being used at practicly half energy so i dont think the filament will break down as fast.
oh and the only reason that it wouldn't work for any reason what so ever would be because the bulb striker (a part of the ballast) might not be powerfull enough BUT i know for a fact and have seen multiple times at commercial lighting stores that the 600w/1000W use the same striker or at least can .
just felt like i would clear alot of the bullshit up
god damn it!I was thinking of doing that, but said no, now you say this will work???
I promise you it will work I'm running the setup right now and I can see right in front of me that my tent is 2-4 degrees cooler and the fact that the bulb itself is so much larger and actually fits center in the hood unlike 400's and 600's which always sit on the side of the hood closest to the bulb socket just because there not long enough. The 1000w bulb should make for less of a hot spot. And although I can't prove it I think it's fair to say sense a little more than half the power is being out out the bulb and it's not being stressed or heated to its normal heat it should be all mean retain par lighting longer and just last longer in general
Originally Posted by 209 Cali closet grower
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