Pulse Start Metal Halide Ballasts at 1000Bulbs.com
More efficient pulse start metal halide ballasts have largely replaced traditional probe start metal halide ballasts. This new generation of HID ballasts include all metal halide ballasts 150 watts and below as well as most current generation higher-wattage ballasts. Pulse start ballasts use higher starting voltages to power lamps, resulting in higher mean lumen ratings and faster restrike times.
Core and Coil Pulse Start 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 pulse start ballasts. To aid in installation and reduce labor costs, almost all of core and coil ballasts we carry include pre-wired capacitors and ignitors.
F-Can Pulse Start 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 pulse start 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 Pulse Start Ballasts
Electronic pulse start 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.