good ballast By Matt on 12/3/11
Matt would recommend this product to a friend
This ballast is very efficient with power for the output you get. Runs cool and doesn't buzz. The bulbs strike up nicely. I would consider these to be on par with Galaxy. You'll notice the quality straight out of the box. Not sure if it was good on the 250 phoenix bulbs I use, but I used the dimmer feature to acclimate my corals up to the hqi setting and it worked great.
Good ballast By Christian on 9/25/11
Christian would recommend this product to a friend
Ballast doesn't run too hot and aren't as bulky(like my old magnetics). Overall great product.
works great except... By Chris on 9/10/11
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
This ballast works fine and is small enough to not take up precious space under the tank. However I'm not real happy about how easy it would be for something to bump against the wattage dial and suddenly be driving my 250w bulb at 400w. Not sure what would happen but the wattage switch could have been designed smarter. Still, the ballast functions fine.
Completely happy By Ralph on 8/6/11
Ralph would recommend this product to a friend
I'm happy with the ballast. Gives me the option to to change my watt edge as I deemed fit. I used the 250 watt setting. I have no complaints. Just make sure you have the right pig tail. If not order it when you the ballast.
Don't forget the lamp cord By TK on 1/6/11
TK would recommend this product to a friend
Its a ballast. . . Seems to strike the bulb quickly and the bulb seems a little brighter (I am guessing anybody who spends $135 on a ballast wants to believe that).
Mine came with a (very) short pigtail for the lamp connection. If it had been longer I would have just cut the goofy connector off and hard wired it to the mogul base on my light fixutre. Given it's ~4" length, I opted for the lamp cord. I don't recall how much it was (<$20 as I recall) but I would plan on buying it.
Maybe the manuf got smart an now just includes it with the ballast.