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Old 10-08-2010, 12:01 AM   #1
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400 watt ballast


Hello everyone

I'm new to these forums and I have no electrical experience whats so ever so I registered in hopes someone can help me with a question. Well I just purchased a new ballast and am planning to build a greenhouse for the tomatoes and chilli peppers I've got growing and I've been told that the metal halide is great for vagetative and flowering and with winter on its way I have no other choice so I purchased a 400 watt Electronic Digital Switchable Grow Light not knowing it would only come with the power cord and light cord and not the socket.

The specs are as fallows:
120v/input Current 3.52A
50Hz/60Hz/Power Factor:>0.9
Total Luminous Flux:>41,000Lm /Energy Saving:30%
Harmonic Distortion:<10% /Crest Factor:<1.7
Frequency (Hz):25kHz ~ 100kHz/Loss of Input Watts (%):<10%

So my question is what type of socket would I need to purchase? I dunnot want to purchase the socket with the reflector or heat tube but just the socket itself. Hopefully someone here can help me since the 16 year old boy they got working at home depot in electrical couldn't answer me a darn thing. I also went to my local Hydroponic retailer, and they only sell the socket with the reflector or heat tube attached... so my only other option is to buy the socket in a hardware store, but just a bit confused on the matter on which socket suits me the best for this ballast.. I don't want to burnout my bulb or cause a fire hazzard.
So am hoping someone here can help me on finding the socket I need.

Thanks in advance!
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You'll need a MOGUL BASE lampholder
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Take it back to the store .... it should have come as a complete assembly.
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Thanks Alfred, thats just what I need.
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