Lumatek CMH Controllable Ballast 315W: Elevate Your Indoor Garden Performance

Introducing the Lumatek CMH Controllable Ballast 315W, a high-quality, energy-efficient ballast designed to meet the demands of modern horticulture. Developed using cutting-edge square wave technology, this ballast effectively operates 315W Ceramic Metal Halide lamps, delivering superior full-spectrum lighting output while consuming less power and generating less heat than traditional HID/HPS/MH fixtures. Ideal for cultivating high-quality produce and extracting precious essential oils, this controllable ballast is a must-have for both small-scale and commercial growers.

Features and Benefits

  • Efficient Power Use: Energy-efficient performance with low heat and full-spectrum light output, ensuring healthier plant growth and larger yields
  • Full-Spectrum Output: CMH technology creates high energy PAR/PPF levels with a CRI (Colour Rendering Index) of >90%, resulting in richer colours and improved growth
  • Controllable & Smart: Connect the Lumatek Digital Panel (sold separately) to the TRS "Link" port for smart room temperature monitoring, light timing, automation, safety controls, and dimming
  • Safe & Reliable: EMI suppression certified and full circuit protection against open/short circuits, over temperature, over/low voltage, and end of lamp life/rectification
  • No Noise, No Flicker: Smooth and silent operation, perfect for any indoor garden environment

How to Use

  1. Mount the Lumatek CMH Controllable Ballast 315W safely and securely, ensuring it is adequately ventilated and free from moisture and dust
  2. Connect your chosen 315W Ceramic Metal Halide lamp to the ballast using the appropriate lamp socket
  3. Plug the ballast into a power source and double-check that all connections are secure
  4. If desired, connect the Lumatek Digital Panel (sold separately) to the ballast's TRS "Link" port for added control and automation
  5. Switch on your ballast and begin enjoying the benefits of superior full-spectrum lighting and temperature control for your indoor garden

Aqua Gardening Suggests These are Best For

The Lumatek CMH Controllable Ballast 315W is best suited for indoor gardeners and commercial horticulturists seeking high-quality, energy-efficient lighting solutions that promote healthier plant growth, increased yields, and vibrant colours. Its smart control capabilities make it an excellent option for growers looking to optimise their indoor garden's climate and benefit from automated light cycles and safety protection features.

Notes from Aqua Gardening

  • Always ensure proper ventilation and keep the ballast free from moisture and dust to prevent overheating and ensure optimal performance
  • Only use compatible 315W Ceramic Metal Halide lamps with this ballast
  • The Lumatek Digital Panel is sold separately and is required to access controllable features such as dimming, temperature monitoring, and light timing


What makes the Lumatek CMH Controllable Ballast 315W stand out from traditional HID/HPS/MH fixtures?

The Lumatek CMH Ballast utilises square wave technology to efficiently operate 315W Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) lamps. This results in a full spectrum light output with lower power consumption, reduced heat production, and enhanced umol (PAR) light, UV-A, and UV-B levels. It provides healthier plant growth, larger yield, and is ideal for growing high-quality produce and essential oil extraction.

How can I control and monitor the Lumatek CMH Controllable Ballast 315W?

You can connect the Lumatek Digital Panel (sold separately) to the TRS "Link" port on your controllable ballast. This will enable you to monitor room temperatures, automate light timing, control safety features, and adjust dimming.

Does the Lumatek CMH Ballast cause any audible noise or flickering?

No, the Lumatek CMH Ballast is designed with EMI suppression certification and full circuit protection, ensuring there is no audible noise or flickering during operation.

What is the operating efficiency of the Lumatek 315W CMH Ballast?

The Lumatek 315W CMH Ballast operates at an efficiency of 95%.

Are there any dimming options available for the Lumatek CMH Controllable Ballast 315W?

Yes, the Lumatek CMH Ballast supports dimming options ranging from 50% to 100%.

What is the operating temperature for full load operation of the Lumatek 315W CMH Ballast?

The recommended environment temperature for full load operation is 40?.

What is the IP rating of the Lumatek 315W CMH Ballast?

The Lumatek 315W CMH Ballast has an IP rating of IP20.

What are the dimensions and weight of the Lumatek CMH Controllable Ballast 315W?

The dimensions for the Lumatek CMH Ballast are 245 x 114 x 81mm and it weighs 2.5 kg.

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