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CoralVue Electronic Metal Halide Ballast

CoralVue Electronic Metal Halide Ballast

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CoralVue Electronic Metal Halide Ballast Information

This ballast will power any metal halide 175W bulb. It does not over-drive the bulb, so output will be at the bulb manufacturer`s specifications. By using a constantly changing, very high frequency, the ballast will light any bulb without flicker. Longer bulb life and other features makes this the best ballast for all metal halide applications. Does not come with Molex connector. 4" wire leads included.

CoralVue uses its unique, patented operating system, which allows you to save energy without compromising light output. By applying lower voltage across the lamp, energy consumption is reduced and lamp life is expected to be increased.

Description 175MH 120V
Lamp MH-175W
Lamp Voltage 130V
Lamp Current 1.5 Amps
Input Voltage 120V A/C
Input Current 1.65A Max.
Input Power 180W
Power Factor >92%
Lamp Current Crest Factor <1.8
Operating Frequency 70-90KHz
Ignition Voltage 1.6KVp
Starting Time <3 minutes
Restarting Time 5-6 minutes
Minimum Starting Temp. -20C
Max. Allowed Area Temp. <50C
Max. Mounting Distance 33 feet
Flicker none
Sound Rating A
Enclosure Overall Dimension 8.4" x 3.7" x 2"
Enclosure Overall Dimension 214mm x 94mm x 52mm
Weight 3 lbs/1.4 Kg

Aquarium Frontiers Magazine`s Comparison:
Item PAR (uE/sec/m2) Power Consumption (watts) PAR/100 watts
CoralVue 84.9 197 43
Blueline 64.6 174 37
Tar 75.1 209 36

Hence, the CoralVue MH ballast is able to produce an amazing 18% more PAR output than other ballasts not employing CoralVue`s advanced technology.

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Manufacturer Warranty:
Transferable 3-year warranty from date of purchase.

Manufacturer Info

CoralVue Aquarium Supplies
CoralVue, founded in 2002, provides high-quality aquarium lighting at prices any hobbyist can afford. The company was formed by David D’Aquin, an underwater video and lighting expert who has teamed with commercial divers, the U.S. Navy and National Geographic on a variety of projects. D’Aquin took his knowledge of lighting and electronics and focused these passions on creating products for the aquarium industry. In just a short time, CoralVue pioneered the development of the 400-watt double-ended metal halide bulb and the unique color temperature spectrum of ReefLux metal halide bulbs. CoralVue also develops high-quality electronic metal halide ballasts to power their bulbs. They offer ballasts in single, dual, triple and dimmable lamp models. To compliment their line of lighting products, CoralVue entered the protein skimmer and calcium reactor market in 2004.

CoralVue Electronic Metal Halide Ballast Reviews

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Fires right up!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/31/2012 from PLANO, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I've had issues with Lumatek ballasts barely lasting just over a year. Given the reviews I switched to the CoralVue and so far so good! It fires up the bulb quickly and doesnt make a sound. I only wish it came with the little rubber tabs for the mounting plate to give it a bit of space underneath for better air circulation like the other brands include. Other than that I hope it lasts as long as the other reviews indicate.

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Working strong after 4 years

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/2/2012 from CUMMING, GA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I have four of the 400 watt units on my 600 gallon tank. I have not had any problems and the light production is great. I am buying 2 more of these to replace my lumateks which keep failing. I took a half a star off because you need to made sure the cord is plugged all the way into the ballast. I had one come loose where the connection was arching and started to mellt the plug. I had cause it to come loose while working on my tank so luckily I was there to smell the problem and correct it in time. I would like to see a locking mech on the plugs or anoher type plug the doesnt come loose so easily.

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CoralVue 250 Watt MH Ballast

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 10/6/2011 from MYRTLE BEACH, SC UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Other than having to hardwire the output to my Coralife bulb the ballast is working perfectly. Compared to the other two Metal halide bulbs which are powered by Coralife ballasts this CoralVue ignites the bulb much faster and smoother.

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250w elec ballast

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 9/19/2011 from DENHAM SPRINGS, LA UNITED STAT
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: no problem with product, I just wish you would have included the male connector need to connect to a "retrofit" kit. Thanks

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Works great.

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/31/2011 from WESTPORT, CT UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I bought this to replace a defective Blueline eBallast. Works perfectly and is extremely quiet. My only issue was that I needed to hard wire the output connection to the lamp, as there is no plug style connection. No big deal from most, but for me that means I need to unwire anytime I need to remove the hood since the ballast on the other side of a wall.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/23/2011 from DUNN, NC UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: No Complaints, does what a ballast is suppose to do. Does a much better job of driving the bulbs than my old ballasts that came with the light fixture. You get what you pay for in this hobby. Buy quality first that way you don't have to turn around and buy again.

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