When it comes to CMH lighting, digital CMH ballasts are the way of the future. Their magnetic counterparts still have a place in some grow rooms, sure. But for the most part, the advantages of digital ballasts are far too plentiful to consider an outdated technology like magnetic ballasts.
Why should I use a digital CMH ballast?
Digital CMH and LEC ballasts are far more efficient than magnetic ballasts, which is the number one reason we prefer them. The energy savings you see when using these over magnetic can be as high as 30%. These digital ballasts also produce much less heat, keeping your HVAC costs down and your plants happy.
Plus, digital CMH ballasts are dimmable, allowing you to tune down the power of your bulb if need be. They also feature RFI shielding, preventing them from interfering with your radio or TV.
Which digital ballast is right for me?
There are tons of options here to choose from, including the top lighting brands such as Galaxy, Growers Choice, Sun System, Phantom, and more.
The most important thing when selecting a ballast is making sure it matches up with your light in terms of SE vs DE, along with wattage. Make sure it's compatible, and go with the same brand if possible.
If you aren't sure which is right for you, give our experts a call at 888-815-9763. If you are a commercial grower looking for special pricing on a bulk order, we can help you out there as well!