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  • What type of ballast do I have?

    I bought a ballast from Cool Touch Lighting about 8 months ago before I really understood ballasts. I have been doing research on bulbs lately and now know how important and different ballasts are. I bought the 250 watt Metal Halide and VHO combination from them. I have tried to call them lately and ask what ballast I have but I keep getting them when they are closed. Dose anyone know what the standard ballast they give you is when you order a complete lighting canopy setup?
    You're Norma Desmond you used to be big.

    I am big it's the pictures that got small.

    From the classic movie "Sunset Boulevard"

  • #2
    I have no reason to believe they use anything other than an M58 ballast. I have a dual 175 from them. My bulb of chice though is 10K Ushio. The M58 I have DIY style will not fire the Radium consistently BTW.

    SteveU
    “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
    ...Charles F. Kettering

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    • #3
      Will it fire the 10Kxm? And is this ballast any good?
      You're Norma Desmond you used to be big.

      I am big it's the pictures that got small.

      From the classic movie "Sunset Boulevard"

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      • #4
        If the ballast is an M58 it will work. The M58 ballast is a standard, not made for the hobby ballast so quaility of the ballast should not be a concern. The box that Cooltouch uses to put the ballasts and plugs in is great if you like ballast boxes. The XM is made for probe start ballasts.
        SteveU
        Last edited by GTR; 04-19-2005, 08:59 PM.
        “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
        ...Charles F. Kettering

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        • #5
          so the xm will fire on my ballast?
          You're Norma Desmond you used to be big.

          I am big it's the pictures that got small.

          From the classic movie "Sunset Boulevard"

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          • #6
            Brad... I can't say for sure without knowing for sure what's in the box.
            Do you already have it? If so you can open it up and read the tag.

            SteveU
            “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
            ...Charles F. Kettering

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            • #7
              I will probably just call Cooltouch tommorrow and ask. The box isn't in a very easy place to get to.
              You're Norma Desmond you used to be big.

              I am big it's the pictures that got small.

              From the classic movie "Sunset Boulevard"

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              • #8
                If that is indeed an M58 ballast, then the XM will work fine with it. That's the combination I use.

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