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Like fluorescent lamps and many other types of lightbulbs with negative resistance, metal halide lamps require a ballast, not only to start up but for operation. A metal halide ballast will regulate the voltage and current supplied to metal halide lamps in order to enable them to provide the specified color temperature and light output they are designed to create.

Here at Atlanta Light Bulbs, we offer a wide selection of ballasts, not only for metal halide lamps but for high-pressure sodium lamps, mercury vapor lamps, and other HID lamps. Check the ANSI code of the lamp to ensure you find the proper ballast, and if you have any questions on compatibility, contact our customer service team at 1-888-988-2852.

Like fluorescent lighting, Metal Halide lamps are powered with ballasts. Besides acting as a power supply, a metal halide ballast helps to regulate the current, keeping your lighting system running safely and efficiently. Metal halide high-intensity discharge lamps are frequently used as security and safety lighting for construction sites, parking lots, stadiums, and other industrial applications, so reliability is paramount. Browse a wide selection of dependable, efficient metal halide ballasts now.

Selecting the Right Ballast

Lamp ballasts come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they have different electric features and requirements. We carry a wide variety of standard core and coil ballasts as well as f-can style, postline type, encased/weatherproof, and electronic HID ballast kits so you can find the perfect metal halide ballast for your application.

If your metal halide lamp uses less than 150 watts HID ballast, that means it’s a pulse-start lamp and must run on a pulse start metal halide ballast. If it’s above 150W, check the ANSI code on the lamp and old ballast. Of course, if you’re still not sure, our friendly lighting experts are just a phone call or email away.

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Enjoy fast, same-day shipping when you shop for lighting products at Atlanta Light Bulbs. If you have any questions about choosing a metal halide ballast, or if you would like assistance placing your order, please call our experts at 1-888-988-2852 or send us a message through our website now. Count on Atlanta Light Bulbs for the lowest prices on the largest selection of brand-name lighting products, as well as the best customer support team in the industry.