Baddass Digital Ballast Solve The Frequency Issues For Horticulture Lamps
Posted by Lee G. Leissett | October 17 2011 | 8675 views | Comments ↓
The low-frequency Baddass Ballasts works seamlessly with horticulture lighting.
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Digital ballasts entered the hydroponic marketplace a few years back and had many medical marijuana gardeners very excited. The advantages over their magnetic counterparts were silent operation, less heat and an increase in efficiency. The problem with digital ballasts is that quality horticultural lamps are designed to run on low-frequency magnetic ballasts, not high-frequency digital ballasts. This led to frustration for many gardeners as the expensive hardware didn’t work perfectly with one another, causing premature color shift or bulb failure. In fact, many horticultural bulb manufacturers wouldn’t warranty their bulbs when used with a high-frequency digital ballast.
Thanks to the innovation of Advanced Nutrients, the incompatibility between digital ballasts and quality HID bulbs has been rectified. Their new Badass Ballasts are the first dimmable low frequency digital ballasts available. Finally, a ballast that gives all of the advantages of the digital technology without compromising the light output of quality horticultural bulbs.
With an almost ridiculous amount of research and development, Advanced Nutrients fine-tuned the construction and electronic engineering of these heavy-duty ballasts and produced two dimmable models. The 1000w model boasts 3-way dimming capabilities allowing the gardener to set the ballast at 1000w, 750w or 500w. The 600w model is a 4-way dimmable ballast with settings at 600w, 450w, 300w and an overdrive mode at 660w, designed to help boost lumens in the final stages of budding. Baddass ballasts are the only ballasts with the low frequency digital square wave technology designed to operate both metal halide and high pressure sodiums in a stable manner. This means the lamps will burn brighter and longer while maintaining a true color output without spectrum shifting.
Advanced Nutrients also places an unprecedented 5 year warranty with a 6 month unconditional guarantee. That’s right, if for any reason within the first 6 months you are not completely satisfied you can return it for a full refund. I have been involved in the hydroponics industry for ten years and have never seen a company stand behind their products like Advanced Nutrients.
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Article by Lee G. Leissett, on Oct. 17th 2011