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sixspeed
04/16/2007, 11:26 AM
Pros and Cons? Any difference?

drives300
04/16/2007, 11:43 AM
Electronic-- costlier, runs cooler, uses less electricity to fire same bulb.

magnetic cheaper, they run hotter and use more electricity, They tend to send more current to the bulb and most bulbs tend to be slightly brighter on magnetics but at the expense at a slightly decreased life. Also these are much larger in size, harder to conceal

I have a magnetic and it works very well , I would prefer electronic though so can hide it easier.

newreefbishop
04/16/2007, 02:09 PM
One other thing Magnetics tend not to fail as easy as Electronic ballasts....