Originally Posted by artur
It is double ended socket. I paid 800$ 4 years ago. It is good brand. I was happy but now... Where should I start? I don't want to burn my house either?
That really is a good fixture. Even though it's four years old the manufacturer may be able to tell you on what part of their fixture needs to be replaced. If I had it in front of me it would be easier to help you. If you've never wired a MH
ballast from scratch it may be something you need to have someone help you with. Do you know anybody who has DIY experience? Honestly, it's insanely easy and typically only has three wires to connect, but you have to be really confident about it and have a wording diagram from the manufacture if it's your first time. They probably have it online. Still, if you have a buddy whose an electrician or have a multimeter you can easily tell if the ballast is still good.
First thing you'll want to do is disassemble the fixture and carefully look over the wiring to see if it's burned or cut anywhere inside the fixture. Sometimes a sharp metal edge can damage a wire after a few years and cause a short. After that, you'll have to use a multimeter. Do you own one?