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High Frequency Ballast

What Does High Frequency Ballast Mean?

In hydroponics, high-frequency ballasts are used to control and regulate the grow lamp’s voltage. Without a ballast, the grow lamp may potentially explode or may not even light up. High-frequency ballasts are commonly used with higher-intensity lamps in order to boost plant growth and development. These ballasts are also used to control the electrical current and consequently control sunlight.

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Maximum Yield Explains High Frequency Ballast

High-frequency ballasts have been shown to make grow lamps stronger and more efficient. Ballasts are also excellent options for gardeners who are on a budget since they can directly control the grow light’s energy output. In most cases, high-frequency ballasts are stored in metal containers that contain various parts required to power the grow lamps.

Contrary to the magnetic counterparts, high-frequency ballasts tend to be much quieter since they are dependent on components that do not produce any humming or buzzing noise. Additionally, high-frequency ballasts display flicker-free lighting, which is not always the case with other types of ballasts. Magnetic ballasts, for example, do not alter the lamp’s frequency, which can result in approximately 30% flicker.

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