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CoralVue 250 Watt Electronic Metal Halide Ballast

CoralVue 250 Watt Electronic Metal Halide Ballast

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CoralVue 250 Watt Electronic Metal Halide Ballast Information

Coralvue® electronic ballasts are an important energy-saving unit used for metal halide lamps. Its job is to fire the lamps and stabilize the operating current. This ballast can save energy by more than 30%. The ballast has a self-protected circuit, which is controlled automatically. If power is removed or lost from the ballast it will take approximately 7 minutes for the ballast to fire the lamp again. The ballasts are available in normal or dimmable. These ballasts will drive any 250w SE metal halide bulb or 250w DE (HQI) metal halide bulb.
  • Coralvue® 250watt Normal Electronic Ballast
  • Dimensions: 8.5” x 4.2 ” x 3.1”
  • Weight: 6.5lbs
  • Operating current: 2.20A
  • 120VAC only
  • UL Approved
  • 3 year warranty

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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 250 Watt 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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