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Old 12-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jzeiler View Post
Unless the globe is shattered my vote is on the ballast as being faulty. At least that has been my experiance over the last 8 years with HID units. Bulbs are almost universally made well, ballasts are a crap shoot. Buy cheap get cheap. I had flicker and starting issues I struggeled with until I changed my 7 year old crap ballast (it worked real god for 4 years) with a good Phillips unit I picked up at an auction. Same bulb (8 years old) now fires every time and reaches full brightness rapidly.
You think it's full brightness........compare to a new one using a Lux meter - you will be surprised AMHIK.
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