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Old 07/13/2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Mh lighting help.

Damn lights are kicking my butt. My single end 250 watt started acting up. Bulb would flicker for a few seconds , but wouldn't fire. 3 month old giesman bulb. $ 120 bulb . I thought ok , replace it. bought a new bulb. Fired up for 15 minutes than quit. Ice cap pendant and ballast May be two years of use. everything had been running great. DO ballast go bad ? It is mounted on my wall .well vented . Not getting hot or other issues that I can see. Any way to test a ballast? My reefbrite led ballast also went bad . Bought another unit. Same model and make. The adapters don't fit. Looks like reefbrite rigged up the plugs. Is there anywhere in rochester I can go to buy adapters or connector? I have zero lights working at the moment.


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Old 07/13/2017, 02:51 PM   #2
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Old 07/13/2017, 05:11 PM   #3
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Electricaly illiterate . One fat cord runs the whole show .to the metal halide. Tried plugging into the outlet directly. Same thing, 15 minutes than nada


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Old 07/16/2017, 05:43 AM   #4
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Not sure if it applies to electronic ballasts but I replaced the capacitors in my magnetic ballast years ago. It was relatively easy and inexpensive compared to buying a new ballast. You could also call icecap.


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Old 07/17/2017, 10:21 AM   #5
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What type of ballast? They do go bad eventually (though 2 years would be a pretty short lifespan). Make sure your ballast type and bulb type are compatible.


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Old 07/18/2017, 02:53 AM   #6
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Icecap electronic ballast . It has run great. little bit of research seems to indicate they go bad. Guess they were good about replacement . Not sure what's up now that they were bought out. I'm going to borrow a ballast and see if that solves the issue.


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