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600 Watt Keystone High Pressure Sodium Ballast

Price Each: $207.00
Item Number: BLF108837
600-watt high-pressure sodium ballasts to replace existing core and coil ballasts. These are for standard HPS lamps and have everything you need to replace your failed ballast. Many people have used these for situations like parking lot lighting, floodlights or wall packs and still want to maintain those high-pressure sodium light fixtures. If you're wondering whether your HPS ballast is bad, there are a couple of things to consider. If the light is cycling on and off, that doesn't mean that the ballast is bad. All it means is that the light bulb needs to be changed. Over time, high-pressure sodium light bulbs require more voltage than a ballast can supply, and when that happens, they will cycle on and off. Once it cools down, it'll kick on again. So what you need to do at the earliest possible convenience is change the bulb, and that will take care of the on and off cycle. If you've done that and the lamp won't light, it probably means that you need a new ballast kit. They are a consumable item, and they do wear out and need to be replaced. If you have something say 10 to 15-years old, it probably needed to be replaced. These are reasonably priced and readily available and will continue to be so. They're easy to replace, and you'll know them when you see that copper winding or aluminum core which is very heavy. That is what the ballast is, and it's not difficult to replace by an electrician. It comes with all the mounting hardware you will need to place these correctly in the fixture, and it will completely give you a new functioning light fixture again.

Product features:
- Multi-tap voltage 120, 208, 240, 277 volt.
- For 600-watt high-pressure sodium lamps.
- Complete kit with hardware.
- Everything you need to replace your old HPS 400 watt ballast.
Is your HPS ballast going bad?
There's a simple way to know whether you have a bad light bulb or the ballast is going out. Some people think that when the HPS bulb cycles on and off that the ballast may be going bad. That is not the case; it just means that the bulb needs to be replaced. But if you see that the lights are not coming on at all, then you need to do a ballast kit replacement. So keep that in mind as it will save you a lot of money and time not having to replace the ballast in that situation. But if the light's dead after you've replaced the bulb, then you need to replace the ballast. These HPS ballasts come with everything you need including the hardware to remount the ballast kit within the light fixture that you have now and the capacitors and ignitors. It doesn’t come with the sodium lamp. However, that needs to be purchased separately. Some of the most common wattages that are used today are the 250 watts, 400 watts and 1000 watt high-pressure sodium ballasts. These are most often used in commercial outdoor lighting applications and is typical for many types of industrial applications. Lighting up in HID system is much different than fluorescent bulbs or LED. It requires a very high voltage to get the arc started and needed to have proper regulation for proper operation. There are still many HPS lighting fixtures used every day, and the ballast is a consumable item. Several things can cause the ballast to go out, but the main one is heated, which can cause different components to fail over time. And there is a lot of heat that is associated with an HID lighting system like high-pressure sodium. Maintenance is always one of the big issues with high-pressure sodium; it seems to be a system that needs more attention than other types of lighting. With the components and the high voltages that are sometimes a part of it, there are just more things in the system that can fail. It is an admittedly older style of lighting but still very practical for roadways, parking lots and building security. Make sure to call or email us if you’re unsure as to what the problem is with your high-pressure sodium ballasts or lamps. We probably saw just about everything that you can see when it comes to troubleshooting these types of fixtures. It’s often a straightforward solution, and we can help you determine what you should do next whether it’s replacement or if it’s thinking about a new light fixture altogether. If you’re a building owner and you have a maintenance person, this is a standard repair for many of them. And if you’re an electrical contractor, the same thing applies, you probably replaced a few of these in your life. But if you’re unsure as to how to replace them or rewire, it’s best to use a qualified professional that can do it for you. If you are looking for a larger quantity, we do offer discounts based on how many would be ordering.

What are some alternatives?
So if you’re thinking about doing something in regards to saving more energy in getting a more efficient lighting system, we have light fixtures that replace HPS light fixtures with LED for all the different types of applications you might have. Sometimes it makes sense to replace the whole light fixture with something that's more energy-efficient. If you're wondering how much money you can save by making a switch, we do have an energy calculation spreadsheet on the left-hand column of our website, and you can figure out how much you'll save and what type of payback you'll get. There's never been a better time to think about saving energy and replacing HPS lighting.

How can we help you today?
If you’re not ready to make a change to LED and replace the old light fixtures that you have now, then replacing the ballast and lamp is the right thing to do. It’s also a good idea if you are replacing the worn-out ballast, that you might want to consider including the lamp as the replacement at that time as well. It may not be necessary if the bulb itself isn’t very old. Please call or email us if you have any questions about this or anything you see on our website. If you need a larger quantity, contact us for a special quote.
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