Though metal halide ballasts are the workhorse of the industrial lighting world, there are a surprising number of variants on the classic design. Fortunately, 1000Bulbs.com makes your selection of any HID ballast simple. Whether you need a standard quartz metal halide ballast, a pulse start metal halide ballast, or a ceramic metal halide ballast, we have it in just the configuration you need.
Core and Coil Metal Halide Ballasts
Most applications, including factories, warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and gymnasiums, 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 metal halide ballasts. To aid in installation and reduce labor costs, almost all core and coil ballasts we carry include pre-wired capacitors and (in the case of pulse start metal halide ballasts) pre-wired ignitors.
F-Can Metal Halide Ballasts
Though versatile and inexpensive, core and coil ballasts aren't the right choice for every application due to their weight, size, and noise levels. This makes f-can metal halide ballasts the best choice for indoor downlighting in offices, schools, and retail. All components of f-can ballasts are enclosed within a fluorescent ballast style housing that is insulated to reduce noise.
Electronic Metal Halide Ballasts
Electronic metal halide ballasts are the best of all worlds, combining 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 color consistency than any magnetic ballast.