View Full Version : problem with metal halide

12/04/2006, 07:02 PM
Our 175 watt metal halide on a magnetic was on for an hour today before it shut off this was at 12:30 this afternoon. We left it off for the afternoon hoping that it would cool down and we could turn it back on. When we got home from work today at about 6:30 it would still not turn on. We are running a 175 watt reef optic bulb that is a month and a half old.

How can I determine if the ballast actually shorted out?

Would it be possible for a bulb to quit after a month?

Thanks in advance for the help!

12/14/2006, 07:00 PM
It is possible the bulb is bad, do you have another bulb you can try?