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skwirl
04/08/2007, 07:17 PM
can anybody give me any first hand info on these ballasts? i am thinking of ordering them, but i would like to talk to someone who has used em before i buy them.

skwirl
04/09/2007, 06:06 AM
anybody???

fsn77
04/09/2007, 07:10 AM
I bought one but have yet to use it... couple more weeks and I should have it wired up.

skwirl
04/09/2007, 07:43 AM
theyseem to be a great buy... im interested to see how loud they are, and how hot. do i need boxes for them, or can i just mount em to the stand or something

skwirl
04/09/2007, 06:37 PM
bump

labatt
04/10/2007, 05:40 AM
bump

addiosoms
04/10/2007, 08:34 AM
just wanted to know if any one has run a DE phenix on this ballast or any DE bulb.

David Grigor
04/10/2007, 09:53 AM
I've used the T5 programmed start ballasts. They are okay.

The gotcha though is the high shipping costs. There is no price breaks on shipping when ordering more than one ballast.

skwirl
04/10/2007, 06:08 PM
ohh im going to have to see how much they cost each with shipping

shouldabenacowboy
04/10/2007, 06:43 PM
I have 2 of the 70 watt MH ballasts from ballstwise...no problems here. I would buy them again.

SBC

skwirl
04/10/2007, 07:02 PM
are they quiet?

ordy1
04/11/2007, 04:58 AM
I have a T5 ballast from Ballast Wise. Haven't hooked it up yet.

Planning on mounting it to a plywood board along with my other ballast. I like the small footprint on this ballast.

Ordy

dobly_1999
04/11/2007, 05:08 AM
I went to my local Blubs Unlimited Store and purchase a workhorse 7 ballast. It cost me $55.00. I was going to order from ballastwise, but the local call and time savings was worth it to me. I am added 2 T5 blubs to my existing system.

shouldabenacowboy
04/11/2007, 06:43 AM
My MH ballasts do not make any noise....are they suppose to?

SBC

grundig5
04/11/2007, 08:24 AM
I had 2 175 SE's running on ballastwise ballasts. They were just as good as my icecap 250s in terms of heat and noise (no noise, warm after 8 hours of running but not hot). They worked very well.

addiosoms
04/11/2007, 11:57 AM
any one run DE 250 off of the ballastwise hid 250 ballast?
Jeremy

T5PO
04/11/2007, 08:03 PM
I have two of the 150w MH electronic ballast, running 20k HQI bulbs no noise and the operating temp marked on the ballast is 156 degrees. I just sit them both on a brick to act as a ceramic heat sink. No problems and when its time to upgrade those are the ballast im going with, not to mention the prices with shipping included.

skwirl
04/11/2007, 08:17 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9703592#post9703592 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by T5PO
I have two of the 150w MH electronic ballast, running 20k HQI bulbs no noise and the operating temp marked on the ballast is 156 degrees. I just sit them both on a brick to act as a ceramic heat sink. No problems and when its time to upgrade those are the ballast im going with, not to mention the prices with shipping included.

thats what i wanted to hear...
when do you plan to upgrade? im in the market for 2 of those ballasts

T5PO
04/11/2007, 08:40 PM
Waiting to get my basement completed and there is no rush on it. but the good news is delievered to my door shipping included was around $111 for both. Im in CT and they were shipped from CA.

B33FST3W
04/11/2007, 09:37 PM
I am running 2 instant start t-5 HO ballasts and they are silent and have worked great for 6 months so far. They are a great buy and I would buy them again.