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Metal Halide Ballast | 20 Watts to 1650 Watts

Metal halide ballasts from 0 to 99 watts
0 to 99 Watts
Metal Halide HID
Metal halide ballasts from 100 to 249 watts
100 to 249 Watts
Metal Halide HID
Metal halide ballasts from 250 to 399 watts
250 to 399 Watts
Metal Halide HID
Metal halide ballasts from 400 to 999 watts
400 to 999 Watts
Metal Halide HID
Metal halide ballasts 1000 watts and up
1000 Watts and Up
Metal Halide HID
Pulse start metal halide ballasts from 0 to 399 watts
0 to 399 Watts
Pulse Start HID
Pulse start metal halide ballasts from 400 watts and up
400 Watts and Up
Pulse Start HID
FCAN metal halide ballasts
F-Can Type Ballasts
Metal Halide
Postline metal halide ballasts
Postline MH Ballasts
Metal Halide HID
Encapsulated metal halide ballasts
Encapsulated Ballasts
Metal Halide HID
Metal halide ballast kits with lamp
Lamp & Ballast Kits
Metal Halide HID
Capacitors for HID ballasts
Capacitors
For HID Ballasts
Oil filled capacitors
Oil Filled Capacitors
For HID Ballasts
HID ballast ignitors
Ignitors
For HID Ballasts
Electronic metal halide ballasts
Electronic Ballasts
Metal Halide HID
Light meters and testing equipment
Professional Tools
Light Meter HID Tester

About Metal Halide Ballasts

Metal Halide ballasts come in varying electrical make up, shapes, and sizes. We offer standard core & coil, f-can style, postline type, encased/weatherproof, and electronic ballasts.

Most standard metal halide ballast are CWA type which means it is a constant wattage auto-transformer. These are the most popular ballast in the US and have changed little since the 1960's. CWA type ballasts have two coils. One acts as an autotransformer with multiple voltage input taps and the second coil provides inductance that in series with the capacitor will control the lamp current. Regulated Lag ballasts use 3 coils and provide a high degree of power regulation for the lamp by reducing spikes and voltage issues. These ballasts are much heavier duty and contain more materials in order to handle higher loads.

High Reactance Auto-transformers (HX-HPF) are two coil ballasts which consist of a primary winding that provides the voltage transforming for the OCV requirements and a secondary coil for limiting the current. The ballast is more heavy duty than it's cousin the lag/reactor.

Did you know? All metal halide lamps that are below 150 watts are inherently pulse start lamps and must run on a pulse start ballast. Above 150 watts please refer to the ANSI code on the lamp and on the ballast. The ANSI numbers will begin with an M. Match the M number (example: M90) on your lamp with the code on the ballast you are choosing. For help please selecting a ballast please call 1-888-988-2852.