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Vertex 175 Watt Metal Halide/ HQI Electronic Ballast
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Vertex Metal Halide/ HQI Electronic Ballast

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Item #: VX2113P

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Vertex Electronic Ballast for Metal Halide Lamp Vertex™ Electronic Metal Halide Ballast; boasting our “flawless design, remarkable performance” philosophy, this is the Metal Halide ballast to benchmark all others. Powered by ...
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Vertex Metal Halide/ HQI Electronic Ballast Information



Vertex Electronic Ballast for Metal Halide Lamp

Vertex™ Electronic Metal Halide Ballast; boasting our “flawless design, remarkable performance” philosophy, this is the Metal Halide ballast to benchmark all others.

Powered by a technologically advanced electronic core, each Vertex™ Electronic Metal Halide Ballast produces unparalleled peak performance with the highest power factor on the market.

Advanced Design

It begins with an engineered architecture that maximizes the efficiency of the output while managing the heat buildup in the most effective manner. Each Vertex™ Electronic Metal Halide Ballast is encased in extruded aluminum housing that both augments heat dissipation while keeping the electronic components safe from humidity and other environmental hazards.

Complete Compatibility

Inspired by excellence, our Vertex™ line of Metal Halide ballasts possess the most consistent color management and bulb compatibility available; these ballasts will burn every bulb on the market at the colors they are meant to be. In addition, Vertex™ Electronic Metal Halide Ballasts also minimize degradation of lamp life through precise wattage management. Finally, Vertex™ Electronic Metal Halide Ballasts also feature End of Lamp Life Protection.

Outstanding Value

Derived from an intimate understanding of the needs of advanced Aquarists, Vertex™ Electronic Metal Halide Ballasts deliver all these qualities with the amazing value of competitive pricing and the guarantee of a 3-year warranty.

All these exceptional features taken into account, you can see that the benefits of Vertex™ Electronic Metal Halide Ballasts are many. Taking the very nature of high expectations further where the competition would simply run out of steam; yes, this is the lighting solution you have been searching for.

Specifications:

    Model: 175EB
    Lamp Watts: 175W
    Input Voltage: 120V/230V
    Input Frequency: 50/60 Hz
    Input Current: 1.55A/0.85A
    Input Power: 185W
    Power Factor: >0.99
    Operating Temperature: 14 - 120 deg F


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Vertex Metal Halide/ HQI Electronic Ballast Reviews

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Can't beat for price Product Review by RYAN (Posted on 2/26/14)
Rating
Great!

Comments: I bought this as a replacement for a higher-end unit that recently went out, and I think this one may actually put out better light than the more expensive one I had. Works perfect after 1 week, the only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is the short amount of time that's it's been in use for me.

vertex ballast Product Review by JOE DIMAIO (Posted on 2/12/10)
Rating
Excellent!

Comments: this ballast was perfect for a replacement for the custom sealife ballast. they were an exact fit i am very pleased with the product and the great service i received thanks for everything

great ballast Product Review by LG (Posted on 8/7/09)
Rating
Great!

Comments: The ballast is very similar in size to the Icecap. I found this ballast to come with a plug attachment that you can splice on your existing wire if you have one. Very nice. The only problem with this is that it takes some patience to put the wires into the plug configuration. Make sure you have thin enough wire so that it attaches easy to the screws. Other than that, it starts up just as quick as my icecap. The plug attachment is the nicest thing. Makes for a clean installation and no wires to contend with. Very happy with it.

WOW! Product Review by JOHN O (Posted on 4/25/09)
Rating
Great!

Comments: Good stuff. I bought 2 175s to replace 2 old tar ballasts. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I'm replacing the other two ballasts today.

Can't comment on these vs icecap, except to say that they look to be substantially the same and this one has a better power factor.

The only gripes I have are:
1. No individual on/off switched at the ballast.

2. The plug and socket for the output side that came with the unit were pretty iffy. It was nice that it came with both so that I could retrofit my old light, but I am probably going to replace it with a better quality fixture anyway. The lugs don't allow a really secure electrical connection to bare wire and the jacket is too small to let me use spade or loop ends. What can I say, I am very picky about electrical wiring, especially around salt water.