Run 175 bulbs ona 250 ballast?


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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9819247#post9819247 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by BurntOutReefer
yup....but get ready to run as soon as you plug it in.

Special light show ???



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could be as exciting as aurora borealis.....or just a dismal flash in teh pan show.....either way, not a great idea to plug a 175 into a 250....especially MH bulbs.....those are fun...


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Has anyone actually tried it? Or have a real explaination why? 250HQI ballasts run 325-375 watts with 250 bulbs. That makes you wonder why you can't overdrive a 175 to just 250. Especially when that Iwasaki 15,000k bulb is out there.