A ballast is the electrical component comprising of an ignition, choke and capacitors housed in a box. These are necessary to run and light a HID lamp. In a fluorescent lighting system, the ballast regulates the current to the lamp and provides sufficient voltage to start the lamp.
Without a ballast to limit the current, a fluorescent lamp connected directly to a high voltage power source would rapidly and uncontrollably increase its current draw. Within a second the lamp would overheat and burn out. During lamp starting, the ballast must briefly supply high voltage to establish an arc between the two lamp electrodes. Once the arc is established, the ballast quickly reduces the voltage and regulates the electric current to produce a steady light output.
LUMii’s range of ballasts are a reliable range for indoor and outdoor plant growing. The range has been designed by growers for growers and is packed with unique features that you will not see anywhere else in the market. Included are both magnetic and electronic ballasts available in plastic or metal casing - all include a mains lead and IEC cord.
If you have any further questions regarding any of our LUMii ballasts then please contact our LUMii Brand Manager Harry on 07943 106 855, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.