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Pulse Start Metal Halide Ballasts (PSMH Ballasts) are
the newest technology in the metal halide market. They are more efficient than
traditional probe start metal halide ballasts and have largely replaced the
latter in most applications. The pulse starts are designed to work better in
cooler temperatures or from greater distances from the light. The new
generation of ballasts use high starting voltages to power lamps, resulting in
a higher lumen rating.
PSMH Ballasts exhibit energy-saving qualities over
traditional probe start models. For example, a 400 watt fixture’s output is
roughly 33,000 lumens, which is equal to 320 watts for a PSMH fixture with a
lumen output of 32,000 lumens. Start-up times for the lamps to come to full
brightness are also reduced with Pulse Start Metal Halide Ballasts. On average,
a PSMH lamp takes just 2 to 3 minutes to come to full brightness. The lamps are
ideal for parking lot lights, warehouse lights, retail store lights and more.
Please note that when choosing a replacement ballast,
a metal halide ballast will not control pulse start lamps and vice versa.
Warehouse-Lighting carries a range of ballasts from 150 watts to 1,000 watts
and everything in between. If you have any questions or need help ordering, use
our online chat feature or call toll-free 1-888-454-4480 and a knowledgeable
staff member will be glad to help.
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Pulse Start Metal Halide (PSMH) Ballasts are the newest technology in metal halide (MH) products. There are applications that pulse start are geared to like colder temps and high or far distance to light. The pulse start product line exhibits some energy saving qualities over traditional metal halide units. For example, the regular 400 watt metal halide light fixture output is approximately 33,000 lumens, which is equal to 320 watts for a PSMH fixture with a lumen output of 32,000 (a savings of over 80 watts). Another big difference to from metal halide to PSMH is the start up time for the lamps to come to full brightness. It takes 5 to 8 minutes for the metal halide and approximately 2 to 3 minutes on the PSMH. These lamps are ideal for parking lot lighting, warehouse lighting, retail store lighting and much more. Be sure to make the correct selection for your replacement ballast because a metal halide ballast will not control pulse start lamps and vise versa. There are also several wattages and voltages that the ballast may be from 120, 208, 240 or 277 which in the industry is called multi-tap, multi-volt, or quad tap. There is also a 480 volt, usually for older applications. If you have any questions please feel free to call our staff. The easiest way to get the right product is to call with ballast part number of lamps part number which it is controlling.
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