Lumii Black Electronic Ballast…. Affordable and reliable
- Fully electronic ballast
- Dimmable to 250w and 400w
- Boost functionality
- Built in safety features
- Highly Efficient
- Less heat dissipation than magnetic ballast
- Made by Lumii
- Part of Hydrogarden
The Lumii Black Electronic ballast is a fully electronic ballast and comes with 600w plus boost. An electronic ballast works at a higher frequency (hertz) than the magnetic ballasts meaning that your plants receive more light. Its more energy efficient than a standard magnetic ballast and will give out more lumens to your plants. You can use different size lamps as the ballast dims down to 250w or 400w. It also has a boost setting meaning you can take complete control of the light output. It is compact and is lightweight at only 3kg, compared with 8kg for a 600w magnetic ballast. The Lumii Black Electronic ballasts have built in safety features that protect the units circuitry if any short is detected. When the ballast detects an abnormal input or output voltage due to an old or damaged lamp, it will not attempt to ignite the bulb.
How does the dimmer switch work?
The dimmable features on the Lumii Digita ballast gives the user the ability to control the light output using the phase controller. The ballast has 4 settings, including a boost setting, giving the user great control. Ensure to use the correct lamp per wattage setting.
When talking about lighting, a ballast is the mechanism that controls how much electrical current passes from your power source into your light fixture. All ballast materials, or control gears, work because they have a negative electrical resistance, but they can be constructed in a more than one variety. In fluorescent light fixtures, two common types are electronic ballasts and magnetic ballasts. If you’ve ever wondered why some of your fluorescent lamps either flicker or emit a constant buzzing sound, it’s due to the type of light ballast used. Electronic ballasts alter the flow of electricity in the light bulb by using a series of induction coils that are separated from one another. They also change the frequency of the electrical current without changing the voltage. While magnetic ballasts in fluorescent lamps work at a frequency of 60hz, electronic ballasts greatly increase that frequency to 20,000hz. Due to the very high frequency, you will not see the lights flickering and will not hear a buzzing sound from fluorescent lamps using electronic ballasts.
Why do I need a ballast?
A ballast in its simplest form is a device for switching high inductive loads, such as those found with High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting. Usually the control unit is combined with a timer unit (either internally or remotely) to manage the cycles required to turn the lighting onoff. When using HID lighting you should use a control unit to manage your lighting onoff cycles as a domestic timer unit cannot withstand the high inductive loads. Plugging HID lighting directly into a domestic timer unit will cause the timer to prematurely fail and could lead to a potential electrical hazard. This will also eventually result in your lights being fused in the on or off state. Maxiswitch Control Units are designed and assembled to the highest standards with these safety reasons solely in mind.
Are digital ballasts more efficient?
Yes, but only very slightly. Currently, the horticultural industry is swamped by claims from digital ballast manufactures that their ballasts are significantly more efficient than conventional magnetic core and coil ballasts. In real terms, currently there is no digital ballast on the planet that is more than 3% more efficient than a good quality traditional magnetic type. The main difference is the increased lumens.
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Lumii is a range quality lighting products for growing plants both indoors and outdoors.
The range has been designed by growers, for growers and is packed with unique features to make your life easier and at the same time allow your crops to flourish. Our Lumii lighting range delivers safety performance and quality throughout.
Lumii’s range of ballasts are a reliable range for indoor and outdoor plant growing. The range has been designed by growers for growers, and is packed with unique features that you will not see anywhere else in the market. Included are both magnetic and electronic ballasts available in plastic or metal casing, and all include a mains lead and IEC cord.
All Lumii reflectors are lightweight and easy-to-use and all boast the unique adjustable lamp holder. Designed by growers for growers, Lumii reflectors are efficient and help to increase yields. Included in the Lumii reflector range is the traditional Dutch barn-style reflector. All Lumii lamps are designed to promote optimum development at each growth stage, with high output and a long lamp life. Both HPS and CFL lamps are available from Lumii.
The Lumii range of lighting accessories are all designed to make your life easier, and at the same time allow your crops to flourish. We offer a wide range of accessories including Lumii lenses and Lumii Rope Ratchet light hangers. All of our accessories are designed specifically to perform best when using other Lumii products.