Solis Tek Ballast Reviews, Tests, Comparisons, & Information about Solis Tek Digital Dimmable Grow Light Ballasts

Solis Tek Digital Ballasts are the leading grow light ballasts in the horticultural sector in terms of performance and features. Solis Tek was the first ballast company to offer programmable ballasts in the form of their Matrix LCD Digital, Dimmable, and Programmable ballasts. Solis Tek Digital Ballast technology is proprietary, and includes such features as Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) & High Frequency Operation, Timed Ignition Control, and SenseSmart technology.

Solis Tek 1000w Matrix LCD Ballast

Solis Tek 1000w Digital Ballast

Solis Tek 600w Digital Ballast

Solis Tek 400w Digital Ballast

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DimensionsDimensions:14.5" x 4.5" x 6"DimensionsDimensions:14.5" x 4.5" x 6"DimensionsDimensions:12" x 4.5" x 6"DimensionsDimensions:10" x 4.5" x 6"
DimensionsWattages: 1040w, 1000w, 600w, 400wDimensionsWattages: 1040w, 1000w, 600w, 400wDimensionsWattages: 630w, 600w, 400wDimensionsWattages: 420w, 400w, 250w
DimensionsVoltage: 120v/240vDimensionsVoltage: 120v/240vDimensionsVoltage: 120v/240vDimensionsVoltage: 120v/240v
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DimensionsWarranty: 5 YearsDimensionsWarranty: 5 YearsDimensionsWarranty: 5 YearsDimensionsWarranty: 5 Years
DimensionsWeight: 16 lbsDimensionsWeight: 16 lbsDimensionsWeight: 14 lbsDimensionsWeight: 10 lbs
DimensionsBulbs: HPS & MHDimensionsBulbs: HPS & MHDimensionsBulbs: HPS & MHDimensionsBulbs: HPS & MH

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Solis Tek Matrix 1000w LCD Digital Programmable Ballast The SolisTek Matrix LCD 1000w Programmable Ballast is a digital ballast on a software based platform. Utilizing Japanese components and unparalleled engineering, SolisTek is able to achieve a less than 1% return rate. The SolisTek Matrix Ballast is a digital ballast on a software based platform. SolisTek offers true digital light systems for the horticulture industry. Our ballast boasts exciting new features that are revolutionizing urban gardening:

Remote Control
remote control solistek digital ballasts
Exclusive SolisTek remote control will allow you to wirelessly configure the wattage settings and set the integrated digital timer for your SolisTek Matrix Ballast(s)

Built in Digital Timer
built in digital timer
Custom programmed settings for grow/bloom. Sync all SolisTek Ballasts on the same schedule with only 1 remote control.  Eliminate unnecessary external components.

Green LCD Screen
 
matrix ballastDigital green read-out to visually display ballast settings and won't disrupt plant sleep cycle. Dark cycle-friendly!

Ballast Life Timer 
Onboard ballast 'odometer' that will count the number of hours the ballast has been used. Industry's only ballast life timer! (multiply unit by 10 for actual usage hours)

Solis Tek Ballast Exclusive Features: Solis Tek Remote Control Exclusive SolisTek remote control will allow you to wirelessly configure the wattage settings and set the integrated digital timer for your SolisTek Matrix Ballast(s). Only 1 remote needed for all of your Solis Tek Matrix Ballasts. Solis Tek Built-In Timer Custom programmed settings for grow/bloom. Sync all SolisTek Ballasts on the same schedule with only 1 remote control. Eliminate unnecessary external components. Solis Tek Green LCD Screen Digital green read-out to visually display ballast settings and won't disrupt plant sleep cycle. Dark cycle-friendly! Solis Tek Ballast Life Timer Onboard ballast 'odometer' that will count the number of hours the ballast has been used. Industry's only ballast life timer! (multiply unit by 10 for actual usage hours) Solis Tek Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) SolisTek Digital Ballasts are tuned for minimal Total Harmonic Distortion (THD%). SolisTek ballasts offer the cleanest burning ballast the industry has to offer. The results are longer ballast and lamp life and less depreciation of lumen and par output over time. Solis Tek Ignition Control Sequential lamp ignition technology that will ignite your lamps one at a time based on load stability. This revolutionary technology (not a randomized startup) will actually detect the voltage and amperage frequencies of the electrical circuit and fire lamps when the load is most stable. SolisTek digital ballasts are the only ballast capable of this technology. Prevent surges and spikes in your electrical environment and stop overloading breakers. When you power multiple SolisTek ballasts, the electrical draw is controlled by our internal software, maximizing your electrical efficiency. Soft-Start technology are standard in all SolisTek Digital Ballasts.

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1000W Digital Ballast Comparison Review & PAR Test Footprint Results -- #1 Ballast? Solis Tek Matrix LCD 1000w Digital Ballast.
Hello Everyone, Nate from Growers House Hydroponics Store here. Today we have a special review test for you that we've been antsy to run for a few months now--our 1000w Digital Ballast Comparison Review Test with PAR readings over a 4' x 4' grow footprint. For this ballast review we tested ten of the most popular ballasts in the industry including nine digital ballasts and one magnetic ballast for a comparison between digital and magnetics. The digital ballasts used in this test were the Solis Tek LCD Matrix 1000w Ballast, Lumatek Air Cooled (AC) 1000w Ballast, Lumatek Non-Air Cooled 1000w Ballast, Phantom 1000w Ballast, Quantum 1000w Ballast, Raider EP 1000w Ballast, Galaxy Select-A-Watt 1000w Ballast, Nano Xtreme 1000w Ballast, and the Lucius Maximus 1000w Ballast. The one magnetic ballast used in this test was the 1000w SG Lite (Hard Core style) ballast from Hydrofarm, but is also provided from Sunlight Supply, R & M Supply, and most other hydroponic suppliers. After completing our 1000w Bulb Test Comparison Review with PAR Tests, we decided to use the reigning champion of the review, the 1000w Hortilux Enhanced HPS Lamp (digital ready), for this test. For a reflector we used the Manta Ray 6" Reflector (33" x 29" x 9"). We hung the reflector 24" above the 4' x 4' footprint and took 11 measurements in total including the center, the 2 foot square, and the 4 foot square. Before taking the measurements we let the bulb warm up for 30 minutes, and let it cool down for 20 minutes before each re-strike. The Hortilux bulb used in this test was new, but we ran it for 5 hours before starting our test. Hortilux mentioned that their bulb has a 100 hour "seasoning" period before it completely stabilizes, although it should be very similar when first lit to what it will give off around the 100 hour mark. We will repeat this test after we run the bulb for 100 hours because we want to see how the results differ, if at all. Of course, we'll post another infographic with those readings in the coming weeks. The clear winner in this test was the Solis Tek 1000w Matrix Digital Ballast. That said, the difference in PAR readings was not drastic between all of the digital ballasts. The best digital ballast (Solis Tek) gave a 10% higher reading than the worst digital ballast (Lucius Maximus). The Solis Tek did have a good size lead on its competitors giving readings 4% higher than the next best digital ballast, being the Lumatek Air Cooled 1000w. What was most surprising for us was the difference between the magnetic hard core style ballast we tested versus all the digital ballasts. The Solis Tek put out PAR readings about 39% higher than the 1000w magnetic hard core ballast, and that is a very, very big difference. One last note we'd like to make about PAR readings--PAR measures the spectrum between about 400 to 700 nanometers of light color wavelengths. This range encompasses reds and blues, which are the primary colors plants use to photosynthesize. Many plants also use a few spectrums outside of this range, such as UV spectrums. This meter does not measure those spectrums. You need a spectroradiometer to measure all the spectrums a light gives off, but one of those costs $4,000 dollars. Using a PAR meter is better than using a lumens or lux meter though, which only measures light intensity regardless of the spectrum put off. Some of these ballasts have Super Lumens and Overboost features, but we did not use them in this test. Every ballast was switched onto the 1000w setting. Don't fret--we will conduct another test with just the ballasts that have 'overdrive' features and post those soon. As you can see, every variable has been held constant except for the ballast in this test. To see the rest of the ballast PAR readings, click on the link in the video description that will also lead to our visual infographic of the digital 1000w ballasts tested. And of course, if there's anything you'd like us to test, please email us or write down your suggestions in the comments. We read all of them. That's it for today. Till our next test, this is Nate from Growers House. Note: We did not use the Micromole ballast in this test because the manufacturer has stated they will be discontinuing them. Click On Infographic Below to Enlarge
1000w Digital Ballast Comparison Test Infographic with PAR Results