Who carries Blue Wave 7 ballast

dzhuo

New member
I am looking all over the place but no one seem to be offering single Blue Wave 7 250w ballast; only the dual 250w ballast. Does the Blue wave 7 only come in dual mode? What's the primary difference between a Blue Wave 7 and Blue Wave 2 or Blue Wave 3?
 

PaulErik

Premium Member
Blue Wave 1 is a single Pulse Start (PS) ballast. Blue Wave 2 is a dual Pulse Start (PS) ballast. The 250-watt PS ballast is only really recommended for the Aqualine AB Single-Ended (SE) lamp but will operate other SE lamps.

Blue Wave 3 is a single HQI ballast. Blue Wave 7 is a dual HQI ballast. The 250-watt HQI ballast is really only designed for use with European Single-Ended (SE) and almost every Double-Ended (DE) lamp made.
 

dzhuo

New member
So there is no difference between a Blue Wave 3 and a Blue Wave 7 other than the fact that one is single and the other is dual?

Btw, the bulb in question I want to fire is Radium 250w 20k
 

dzhuo

New member
So out of curiosity, other than the 250w Radiums, what are other popular bulbs that the Blue Wave 3 will burn to spec and support?
 

PaulErik

Premium Member
Most common 250-watt single-ended lamps recommended for that ballast include:

Aquaconnect 14,000K
Aqualine AB 10,000K
BLV Nepturion 10,000K
BLV Nepturion 14,000K
BLV Nepturion 20,000K
Giesemann Megachrome Marine 12,500K
Giesemann Megachrome Coral 14,500K
Giesemann Megachrome Blue 21,000K
Phoenix 14,000K
Radium 20,000K
Ushio Colorlite Blue
 
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