What is a digital Ballast?
Digital ballasts use switching electronics and small frequency inductors to control current and voltage to the lamp. They contain a ‘microprocessor’ similar to what’s used in a home computer. This allows Lumatek E-Ballasts to run both M.H and HPS lamps, make adjustments for based on the type of lamp it's running, and will even compensate for degrading lamps by increasing output!

The higher frequency excites the lamps gas within the arc tube to run at a much higher frequency. Old style magnetic ballasts cycle at 50 times/sec (hertz), so is effectively like strobe lighting that can be seen through a digital camera. The Lumatek E-ballasts cycle at a massive 28,860 times/sec (hertz) so is providing non-flickering constant light that has a large impact on yield. Light output is also increased through constant distribution, lamp efficiency and increased lumen output. Lamps will also stay brighter for longer giving them increased life. This is particularly true for metal halides that are very sensitive to the voltage supplied to the lamp.

Power Efficiency:
The Lumatek Range of E-Ballasts are extremely power efficient and is seen as one of the major advantages in comparison to Magnetic Ballasts.

All Lumateks incorporate “Soft Start” technology and have very low start up currents(Amps). This is a huge advantage for growers using multiple ballasts and allows more to be turned on at one time off a single circuit or timer. Most timers have 10-15amp contacts and can usually only handle 2 x 600W magnetic ballasts (4.8amp each) at a time before the contacts go and you will find your timers don’t turn on or off, or you blow a circuit fuse.

With the Lumatek 600W ballasts you can start up as many as 4x 600W E-Ballasts at a time (1.8Amp) off a single timer but will eventually work up to 2.5-2.75amp running current. Many happy growers are already reporting huge savings on their power bills.

In addition to the many benefits, Lumatek has now released the new “Super Lumen” digital in both 400W and 600W units. This new added feature is a super lumen switch that when activated boosts lumen output by a further 10% while only marginally using more power.

The super lumen switch is only recommended to be used with HPS lamps and should be in the off position when using M.H Globes. The extra light output is directly related to a 10% increase in plant yield, while still using a lot less power than old style magnetics.

Features of Lumatek Digital Ballasts:
* Completely silent (no buzzing or vibrations)
* More lumen output per/watt producing 20-30% more light than standard magnetic core and coil ballasts
* Soft Start, no ‘spiking’, very low start up current and running current, making them extremely power efficient. No more blown contacts!
* Reaches full brightness in approximately 2minutes (rather than 20 minutes)
* Fully compatible with both M.H and H.P.S lamps.
*Small Compact design that runs Cooler
*3 year Instant replacement Warranty (Australia)
* C-Tick Electrical Approved

Lumatek products include Super Lumen and Multi-Watt Dimmable ranges: 250w, 400w, 600w, dual 600w, 750w and 1000w

Key Specifications/Special Features: using M.H Globes. The extra light output is directly related to a 10% increase in plant yield, while still using a lot less power than old style magnetics.

Features of Lumatek Digital Ballasts:
* Completely silent (no buzzing or vibrations)
* More lumen output per/watt producing 20-30% more light than standard magnetic core and coil ballasts
* Soft Start, no ‘spiking’, very low start up current and running current, making them extremely power efficient. No more blown contacts!
* Reaches full brightness in approximately 2minutes (rather than 20 minutes)
* Fully compatible with both M.H and H.P.S lamps.
*Small Compact design that runs Cooler
*3 year Instant replacement Warranty (Australia)
* C-Tick Electrical Approved

Key Specifications/Special Features:

Electronic ballast for 600W HPS or MH lamp
Voltage: 230V 50/60Hz
Current: 2.70A
Intput power: 620W
Output power: 600W
Power factor: >0.99
Voltage range: 165 to 265V
THD: <8%
Lamp CCF: <1.7
Operating frequency: high frequency
No audible noise, no flicker
Environment temperature: -25 to 50°C (-13 to 122°F)
Enclosure temperature rise (?t): 35°C (95°F)
Environment IP require: >IP23

Ballast Only

(HID15)

SKU HID15
Barcode # 5060560030638
Brand Lumatek
Shipping Weight 4.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.360m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.300m
Shipping Cubic 0.010800000m3

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