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Old 01-02-2007, 12:36 AM   #1
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Problems with Current USA MH Orbit Light

I have had my Current USA Orbit 48" MH light fixture for 13 months now. Tonight I came home to find only one of the actinics on (out of the 4 actual tubes in the unit). Good thing, I'm thinking because I recently bought new bulbs. However even with the new ones I am having the same issue. I believe that a ballast has gone bad after 13 months. Go figure, as the warranty is 12 months. Has anyone else had this issue? Any suggestions? TIA.

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Old 01-02-2007, 03:06 PM   #2
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Try cleaning the contacts and making sure everything is solidly connected? I'm not real familiar with the fixture, does each bulb have a seperate ballast, or one ballast with multiple outputs?
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I believe the ballasts are for the MH...right, at least that is how it is on my 72inch fixture....?
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actinics are florecent? Then they need a ballast too. Diffrent kind of ballast, might be smaller...
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actinics are florecent? Then they need a ballast too. Diffrent kind of ballast, might be smaller...
DUH! LOL! I forgot, nice catch!
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I believe that there are at least two separate ballasts (one for the MH's and one for the Actinics), if not more. I didnt want to dig too deep into the fixture while I was changing the bulbs last night. The LFS thinks it is a ballast issue as well.
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Depends on how it's wired. I've had bulb lighting issues that were contact problems before. Some cleaning and tightening is much cheaper than a new ballast, if that's all that's wrong with it.
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