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Old 11-23-2009, 08:10 AM   #11
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Sanjay said he's done testing bulbs unless something new and exciting comes out. He already tested close to 1,000 diff bulb/ballast combos.

Did you contact BallastWise for a replacement? The VHO ballasts I bought from them have a 3 yr warranty.

How are you liking the Phoenix bulbs? (FWIW, they put out less PAR than the 175w Iwasaki 15k bulbs I use.)
He may be interested in the new multi wattage digital ballasts coming out in January that can control almost any wattage bulb/type bulb out there with one ballast.

I like the Phoenix bulbs much better with the icecap ballasts. With the ballastwise ballast they were way to blue and dull, now they have less of a blue hugh but enough to highlight everything nicely. I'm going to contact them to get a replacement then sell them. I'm not to happy with the size of the hole that blew through the casing of the one.

I saw your Iwasaki bulbs in action on your thread and they sure do a great job. Where did you get them and can I get them in the 250 watt DE variety?

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