Because they are second only to low pressure sodium as the most efficient and longest lasting of all HID lighting sources, HPS lamps are used in streetlights, parking lot lights and other outdoor lighting fixtures more than any other HID light source. In these applications, a ballast failure isn't just an inconvenience, it's a public safety hazard. To keep your outdoor areas well-lit and safe, 1000Bulbs.com only carries the best HPS ballasts from Advance, Sola, Venture, and other premium quality brands.
Core and Coil HPS Ballasts
Nearly all applications, including streetlights and parking lot lights, will use a standard magnetic core and coil ballast. Their high heat tolerance and wide array of voltages and configurations make core and coil the most popular of HPS ballasts. To aid in installation and reduce labor costs, almost all core and coil ballasts we carry include pre-wired capacitors and ignitors.
Electronic HPS Ballasts
Electronic HPS ballasts are less common, but combine enormous versatility with seamless, fully integrated components. These highly-efficient HID ballasts are also lightweight, small and have much better lumen maintenance, power regulation, and re-strike time than any magnetic ballast.