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Old 01-18-2014, 08:37 PM   #1
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Coralife ballast replacements

Hi everyone,

I was given a Coral Life light fixture by someone because it wasn't working for them. I know a little bit about electronics and have went through the steps to identify the ballast as most likely the cause of the light failure (ballast get power, no output).

The system has 2 SPL-265R-JS (2x65W) ballasts in it, and my god, those things are expensive. The coralife ballasts I saw online have really terrible reviews about longevity. I would prefer not to buy 2 $60 ballasts every year like some of the reviews are reporting.

What alternatives can I use instead of the expensive and unreliable Coralife branded ones?
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My hubby got mine on amazon. They aren't Coralife brand because those were too expensive. He changed the plug on it and did something with the wires to make it work. Don't ask me

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000YJ0N9U/
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Those will work, but they're out of stock on amazon. The only other place I could find them is $40, and I'll have to buy two. I can do the wiring, that's no big deal.
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I think you can find others down the page a little, or even google for other sellers of it, or search on amazon/ebay for other sellers. Never know, just might find it.
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