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Re: New IceCap MH Ballasts
>From: "Michael A. Bateman" <spine at stlnet_com>
>Date: Sat, 15 Mar 1997 10:50:14 -0600
>The following is a list of their claims.
>•Ballast generates virtually no heat and no noise
I could go with that.
>•Burns 175 watt lamps 20% brighter
Hmmm, I'm not sure about that. Did they say why?
>•Lamps burn 20-50% cooler
I doubt that. Did they get their hype confused with FL light stuff?
>•20-30% Energy Savings
Yeah, the ballast doesn't waste as much in heat.
>•Longer lamp life by an integrated soft-start process
Umm, MH lamps sort of have their own "soft start" process built in.
>•No spectral shift in lamps
>•Uses 175w American Made Metal Halide Lamps
Yeah, wave that flag!
Some of these claims sound marginal given the workings of a MH bulb.