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Old 02-26-2005, 12:04 AM   #11
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the ones that i saw at home depot were farly expencive, ide just go get an actual mh retrofit kit. i dont think that you can put a 150 watt bulb in a 300 watt fixture.
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No, you can not. The halogen bulbs don't use a ballast...they use line voltage. The halogen fixture will not fire a MH bulb. Retro kits are the best way to go for an easy solution to inexpensive MH. You can order all the parts separately, but I'd be suprised if you saved much by doing that. Going with a core/coil ballast is a less expensive alternative, but IMO, electronics are better in the long run.
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