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Clicking noise coming from my reflector.

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#1 Turbo

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 01:28 PM

Hi,I use a 400 watt Metal Halide light for vegging.When I switch on the light normally there is a slight delay then the light comes on but recently the electrical part of the reflector,where the bulb is screwed in, makes a steady clicking noise,it's like the bulb is trying to click into life but can't.

 

Anybody know why this is happening and how to fix it? Cheers.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 10:26 AM

The brand would be handy. Does it only click on startup?


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 01:31 PM

I presume from context that the light never does start up, just clicks without lighting? It's interesting that it comes from the reflector, can you post a pic or detailed description of your set-up? Like KD said, the brand would be good info also.


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Posted 08 September 2018 - 10:30 AM

im thinking these are the type that the ballast is located as a unit shield and ballast.the igniter is pooched in the ballast if this is the case nothing a solder gun screw driver and new igniter wont fix.there are several igniters for the same wattage so remove it and take it along when purchasing a new one.


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:50 AM

im thinking these are the type that the ballast is located as a unit shield and ballast.the igniter is pooched in the ballast if this is the case nothing a solder gun screw driver and new igniter wont fix.there are several igniters for the same wattage so remove it and take it along when purchasing a new one.

If it's a late model it probably has a digital ballast, but you don't know without a make and model...


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#6 plant boy

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 04:45 AM

if it doesn't turn on then it is the firing coil


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#7 anothertime

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 11:34 AM

if its a magnetic ballast you have you need 1 of these if its a digital ballast u need about$400.

https://www.metalhal...or-starter.html

 

 

 

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P.S. some magnetic ballasts have 2 wire igniters some 3 so dismantle it first and take the igniter with u to be sure to purchase the right one!!!! 


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