Do T5 lights need a ballast?
Fluorescent T5 grow lights need a ballast, but they generally include one with purchase. The ballast is responsible for regulating the current within the lamp, ensuring it operates at a safe level. Without a ballast, the T5 grow light would burn out prematurely, or pop immediately!
Here at Hydrobuilder, we offer replacement fluorescent t5 ballasts, to get your t5 grow light back up and running! Most of these ballasts are for general home grower use, and come in supply voltage of 120 Volts, but we also have ballasts for commercial applications! If you are unsure what ballast you need, give our experienced growers a call today at 888-815-9763.