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1200w HMI bulbs in a 2500w HMI fixture?


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#1 Chris Pickle

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:50 PM

This may be an odd question, but can I put a 1200w bulb in a 2500w light? I want to buy 2 used 1200w HMIs but I can't find any. I have found many more 2500w HMIs. I thought I read somewhere that the ballasts are rated for more than 1 watt setting?

Maybe I'm way off base?

Also, does anyone know of a good source for used 1200w HMIs. PARs preferred.

Thanks,
Chris
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#2 Matthew Parnell

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 10:30 PM

Unless the head is a dual wattage head the answer is no.

The ballast has be to dual wattage was well.
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