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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.  

Oh, well.