250W Metal Halide Digital Ballast - Reef Brite

250W Metal Halide Digital Ballast - Reef Brite
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250W Metal Halide Digital Ballast - Reef Brite

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Quick Overview

The perfect ballast for Reef Brite Metal Halide Pendants and many others.

Compatible with all 250W metal halide lamps.

  • Digital

  • Dimmable 1-10V

  • Lightweight

  • Connects directly to Reef Brite Reflectors


Full Details

Digital ballasts are easily the best ballasts you can find for metal halide lamps. The digital processor inside of the ballast will automatically detect the type of bulb, and the start mode that will allow it to fire properly. Once the lamp is fired and running the ballast will also set the proper power output to the lamp for the best color and intensity. 


Reef Brite Digital Ballasts are fully dimmable through any 1-10V controller like an Apex. The ballasts use true incremental dimming instead of variable wattage like other leading ballasts. Incremental dimming allows you to ramp up the lamp up and down manually through your controller. We do recommend running the lamp for 1 week before using the dimming feature, allowing the bulb to "burn-in" giving the lamp a much longer lifespan.



Input Voltage - 100-150 VAC

Input Current - 2.20A

Input Power - 262W

Power Factor - >.98%

Dimmable - 1-10V control input


What's Included?

1x 250W Digital Metal Halide Ballast


Note: 1-10V controller required for dimming capabilities.



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Will these run Radium bulbs?
Question by: Jason Weage on May 20, 2017 10:22:00 AM
They will indeed! We actually have one of these ballasts running a 250w Radium in-house right now and it looks fantastic! With the dimming/adjustability aspect, I think it's possible to even tune the output for the best balance of color and intensity now!

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Answer by: Zack (Admin) on May 22, 2017 4:24:00 PM
How long are radiums lasting when you use the dimming feature?
Question by: Mark on Oct 29, 2017 8:21:00 AM
In most cases, people are changing out their Radium bulbs after 8 months to a year with most dimmable and standard ballasts. There are many variables with dimmable lamps since the duration of the ramp, and time on per day can drastically affect the lifespan of the bulb. We suggest taking some PAR readings when the lamp is new and monitoring the light degradation over time to know when to change it.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Nov 18, 2017 7:18:00 AM