DIY Metal Halide

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  1. inflames

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    Hi All,

    Thought I would share the In's and Out's of my DIY Metal Halide! (Some guys I am sure will find it interesting)...so here are some photo's before being assembled into my hood!


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    The outer case.
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    Inside the case.
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    The one side... This is the Ignitor and condenser (I think!!)
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    This is the ballast (it is the magnetic one)
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    Close up of ballast.
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    Below is the Actual Fitting that I will add into the hood.
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    And it can also be adjusted!!
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    Top view.
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    very neat. I did the same but stuck it up in the roof. is that for a 150 w Mh What globe did you get and how much?
     
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    Hope this helps some guys and gals with the DIY metal Halide... I did not build these (bought them on the forum), but it looks straight forward! They are 70watt 14000k Bulbs and have done a test run...and WOW!!! Will be adding 2 of these to my current T5 setup!!:thumbup:
     
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    Hi Davidfr7,

    They are the 70watt. I paid R600 for the lot!!! R100 each...so got 2 ballast, 2 fittings and 2 globes!!

    They work like a charm!!:thumbup:
     
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    Cheers Greg, That helps big time. Where would we be without photos...:yeahdude:
     
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    where you buy them???

    nice job!
     
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