Yes I checked the connections inside and all if it looks solid. The ballast is some kind of electronic ballast and its designed to run 4-24W T5 bulbs. The light is made by WavePoint Technology. 24in 4-24W T5 light.
As for the age, I am not sure. I bought it "new" on ebay. I have had it for about 1 month. It looked to be new. Perfect condition.
EDIT: I just ordered a Current USA Sundial. I hope it gets here in time for my corals sake! I am back to my old light which is just a 65W 50/50 PC
bulb...Sheesh...What do you guys think? How long do I have to get some decent lighting back on the clam? I also have a hammer coral, and some brain corals along with various zoas and ricordeas.