When it comes to artificial lighting, the ballast is a very important component in the lighting systems. It controls the voltage received by the light. Initially, a ballast gives the needed high voltage to stimulate the arcing of electrodes. However, it rapidly drops and reduces the voltage to a stable and low voltage based on what the fluorescent lamps require. The ballast comes in 3 forms: electronic, digital, and magnetic.
“Your lighting system for cannabis plants won’t be effective if there’s no ballast.”
“The effectiveness of a lighting system made for cannabis plants depends more on the ballast. Without it, the whole thing will be useless.”