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    Exploding Lumatek ballast

    I have a misbehaving Lumatek 400w ballast {which represents 33% of my light source}...On Friday, 3 days ago, it was not lit. I could not get any replacement ballast locally, and my other two are Maxibright. I'm not sure how old it is, possibly 3 years[?] I should have made a note.... but then it switched itself on. Perhaps my Guardian Angel was looking over me, as at 1am, /I had the urge to go downstairs and check. Lamp was lit, and then, when my back was turned, I heard 'Phut!'..... 'PHUTTT' and noticed the lamp start to fade and smoke come from the Ballast. My goodness....never ever have had anything like this happen before...I unplugged it, and it was almost too hot to handle... I carried it out to back garden, and left it out under a bucket,. It stinks. Horribly. Hopefully replacement ballast will come later on today, but I am naturally concerned about why this happened? Fire is my biggest dread, and it hasn't appeared to have blown {touch wood} any fuses. Maybe the ''Phut'' I heard was the fuse in the plug blowing. a few years ago I had help from a wonderful site called ''Hennepdesk''... [2012]..but I am strictly smalltime. Many thanks in advance, Zilla.
  2. hey guys! just got this in today but not plug and play
  3. Hello all the peep, Just searching info on 400V 600W bulbs for Electronic ballast, which's the best bulbs and where is the best place for buying them by unity (or two) around Benelux and EU ? I have found this site proposing Osram and Philips, is it a safe site ? their shipping change a lot between country of destination... http://www.hortiligh...-grow-lamp.html Philips http://www.hortiligh...l?brand=7&cat=9 Osram There are also this one more expensive on the bulbs less on the fees... http://www.dutch-hea...ower-p-901.html Some others sites have better offers but for a bulk of 12 bulbs, so who need 600W 400V EL bulbs..? lol Thanks by advance for the answer. Kind regards Hiwatt
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