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Re: IceCap Ballasts -- What's the watts or who's on first
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: IceCap Ballasts -- What's the watts or who's on first
- From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
- Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 04:04:34 -0700 (PDT)
- In-reply-to: <200206230748.g5N7m2k01258 at acme_actwin.com>
When S. Hieber said:
> Eventually, it came out that IceCaps overdrive lamps rated for higher
> wattages and underdrove those rated for lower wattages. Being
> electronic (operating at a much higher frequency), you still got more
> light (or maybe about as much) light from a large high wattage bulb
> than from a more conventional magnetic (a.k.a. tar) ballast.
> But what I never came across was any listing of the watts for IceCaps
> with different combinations of bulbs. A few values have been
> published. Four 110-watt-rated VHO bulbs get 230 watts out of an
> IceCap. I think a pair of 75 watt VHOs get something over 200 also.
I actually meant to say that that IceCaps *underdrive* lamps rated for
higher wattages and *overdrive* those rated for lower wattages.
Funny how a couple of little words can make so much difference.
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