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Old 05-08-2005, 12:27 AM   #1
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Probe Start Bulb

Could someone please give me some examples of Probe Start MH bulbs?


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Most all make probe start bulbs e.g. Hamiltom, Coralife, Ushio, XM, etc. Only a few make the pulse start because it's a newer technology. I think the pulse starts are only made by Hamilton and XM.

A pulse start bulb will work fine on a probe start ballast but will have a shorter life. A pulse on a pulse ballast will last longer and show crisper lighting than a probe. A probe bulb is dangerous to use on a pulse ballast - may short
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