View Full Version : When will the 'new' 1000w digi ballasts get here?

08-04-2006, 03:25 PM
I need some more 1000w ballasts but I don't want to invest anymore in the old boat anchors.

When will I be able to get a 1000w Lumatek or other digi ballast similar in quality?

08-09-2006, 10:49 PM
I currently have a Lumatek 1000w being tested in the store. I believe that the ballasts are almost ready to be released on the market.

11-07-2006, 01:38 PM
I need to connect 2 1000w ballasts to the same 20a circuit breaker. Will this work if I go digital?

David G.
11-22-2006, 11:44 PM
I wouldn't recommend plugging 2x 1000W systems into a 20A circuit, digital or otherwise. You should always allow for some cushion to prevent overloading the circuit.

Also, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the 1000W Lumatek. Lumatek has been telling us that the ballast will be ready in 2 weeks for the last 6 months. Although they released a beta version, the national distributor for Lumatek (Hydrofarm) has yet to pick it up and release it becuase it still has problems. I highly recommend waiting for the Evolution digital ballast which has been revamped and been in field testing for the last several months. It should be out very, very soon.