Wave Shape and Frequency

Low Frequency Square Wave vs High Frequency Sine Wave The square wave design provides constant maximum voltage to the lamp for a longer period of time. This produces more photons of light for your plants. The lower frequency needed will not cause any issues related to RF interference. The square wave design will improve the…

Types of Ballasts

Traditional Ballast Technology Magnetic ballasts use a large spool of wire wrapped around a set of steel sheets to generate the high voltage and wattage required by HID lamps. Most magnetic ballasts use a metal or plastic canister known as a capacitor as part of the regulating system. These ballasts are heavy, rugged, and built-to-last…

What Ballasts Do

Ballasts supply power to your grow lamps. The ballast provides the required voltage to start and operate the lamp. The ballast takes the available voltage from your electrical outlet and ramps it up to provide a high voltage pulse to start the lamp. Once the lamp has started the ballast regulates the voltage to maintain…