|01-29-2008, 10:40 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 10 2005
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Don't the electronic starters cost 3 or 5 times higher than the others? I may be wrong about that, but I know they used to be quite a bit more expensive. I had always been told that the regular starters needed to be replaced with every (or was it every other?) lamp change. If the electronic starters never need to be changed except when they quit working, then I would say they are worth the added expense. I don't believe there is any difference in performance though.
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|01-29-2008, 10:42 AM||#3 (permalink)|
I vote for DERF!
Join Date: Jan 6 2004
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They also reduce the black carbon build up on the ends.
All of the beds and booths I have had no more than 5 replaced over an almost 6 year period. So as far as I am concerned they are not worth the upgrade price.
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|01-29-2008, 11:15 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 13 2004
Location: Menomonie, Wi.
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I got a good price on some 160 watt lamps and wanted to use them in a 140 watt lamp bed. I put in electronic starters in order to fire up the lamps better because of the 140 watt ballasts driving the lamps. Absolutely no hesitation in lighten em' up.
|01-29-2008, 03:10 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 10 2005
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I'll only buy electric starters now that we've tried them. They do light the lamps instantly.
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|01-29-2008, 04:48 PM||#9 (permalink)|
I love Derf!!
Join Date: Jul 12 2004
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I have electric in my highest level and they still do throw the carbon onto the lamp ends. My mid level Sunstorms use the regular starters and the ends are still perfectly white right up to the next lamp change. It's weird...
|01-29-2008, 04:56 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 20 2003
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That's cause you are driving the living **** out of those lamps. That's just too bad when you run something like the GATE or ICON or equiv.
240V will do that to a lamp.
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