Maxibright Digilight Daylight 315w Ballast


The Maxibright Digilight Daylight 315W Ballast is the ultimate solution for your hydroponic lighting needs. Designed for optimal performance, it features low-frequency square wave technology, a soft start for prolonged lamp life, and end-of-lamp life detection. This compact, lightweight, and silent-running ballast ensures high efficiency and safety. Enhance your indoor grow space today with this top-tier ballast.

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Power Up Your Indoor Garden with Ease and Efficiency

Looking to optimise your indoor hydroponics setup? The Maxibright Digilight Daylight 315W Ballast is your perfect partner. This compact and silent-running ballast will power your 315W CDM lamp with precision. Lightweight and efficient, it boasts advanced features like auto reset and soft start technology. Whether you’re a newbie or an expert grower, this ballast ensures you get the most out of your indoor garden.

Features, Benefits, and Attributes

  • Low-Frequency Square Wave Ballast: Ensures optimal performance and longevity.
  • Compact and Lightweight: Easy to handle and perfect for any indoor setup.
  • Silent Running: Operates quietly, ideal for discreet growing environments.
  • Soft Start Technology: Prolong lamp life, maximising your investment.
  • End of Lamp Life Detection: Prevents interruptions in your lighting schedule.
  • Short Circuit Protection: Built-in safety feature for peace of mind.
  • High Efficiency: Converts electricity efficiently, providing up to 1.9 micromoles (µmol) per watt.
  • Easy Setup: Connects easily with any reflector that has a male IEC connector.
  • Auto Reset Feature: Quickly resolves faults for uninterrupted operation.

With the Maxibright 315W Ballast, you can enjoy a thriving indoor garden with less hassle and more results.

Understanding how the Maxibright Ballast functions will help you appreciate its advanced features and why it’s a must-have for hydroponic gardeners.

Conversion and Regulation of Electricity

The Maxibright converts mains electricity to the correct voltage and current needed to power a 315W CDM lamp. A microprocessor monitors and controls the power output constantly. This feature ensures the light emits a consistent and smooth beam pattern. Digital ballasts are superior because they maintain efficiency and reliability over time, unlike traditional core and coil ballasts.

Advanced Technology for Optimal Performance

One of the standout features is its low-frequency square wave technology. This technology guarantees optimal performance and longevity for your lamps. The soft start technology prolongs the lamp’s life by gradually ramping up the power, reducing the stress on the lamp during startup. Moreover, the end-of-lamp life detection prevents interruptions in your lighting schedule, ensuring your plants receive consistent light.

Safety and Convenience Features

Safety is paramount with the Digilight 315W. It includes short circuit protection, which acts as a fail-safe in case of electrical faults. The auto-reset feature allows the ballast to recover quickly from faults, minimising downtime. Additionally, the ballast runs silently and remains cool during operation, making it ideal for discreet indoor setups.

Efficiency and Effectiveness

Hydroponic gardeners will appreciate the high efficiency of this ballast. It delivers up to 1.9 micromoles (µmol) per watt, making it incredibly effective for its power consumption. This efficiency means more light output with less energy use, translating to better growth results for your plants.

Setting up and using your Ballast as part of a complete lighting system is straightforward. Follow these instructions to ensure seamless integration into your hydroponic setup.

Using it with a Maxibright Horizon Reflector

  1. Attaching the Ballast: Attach the Maxibright Digilight Daylight 315W Ballast to the Maxibright Daylight 315W Horizon Remote Reflector. The reflector housing features a built-in ballast mount specifically designed for this purpose. Secure the ballast firmly to ensure a stable connection.
  2. Installing the Lamp: Fit your Philips Master Colour CDM-TP MW 315W 942 Lamp 4200k into the reflector housing. Make sure the lamp is tightly secured in the socket to ensure proper electrical contact.
  3. Suspending the Lighting System: Suspend the assembled lighting system above your plants using Rope Ratchets. Attach the ratchets to the corners of the reflector housing, ensuring it is evenly balanced. Adjust the height as necessary according to your plant’s growth phase. Lower the light for seedlings and increase the height as your plants grow taller.
  4. Powering On: Plug the mains plug into an electrical outlet and switch it on. The ballast will start up and light the lamp. Thanks to the soft start technology, the lamp will power up gradually, extending its lifespan and ensuring stable light output.

Using a Standard Euro Reflector

  1. Attaching the Ballast: Place the Ballast near your Euro Reflector. The ballast can connect to any reflector with a male IEC connector. If your reflector has an E40 screw-in lamp holder, use a 315 to E40 Adaptor to fit the 315W lamp.
  2. Installing the Lamp: Securely screw the suitable 315W CDM lamp into the Euro Reflector’s socket. Ensure a tight connection to maintain proper electrical contact.
  3. Suspending the Lighting System: Suspend the Euro Reflector and attached ballast above your plants using Rope Ratchets. Ensure the setup is balanced and at the correct height for your plants’ growth stage. Adjust the height as your plants grow.
  4. Powering On: Plug the mains plug into an electrical outlet and switch it on. The ballast will start up and light the lamp, providing the needed light for your plants.

Monitoring and Maintenance

During operation, the ballast runs cool and silent, but it’s good practice to check its performance periodically. If a fault occurs, such as a faulty lamp or high ballast temperature, the ballast will go into protection mode. Once you’ve addressed the issue, press the reset button to restart the ballast.

Check out our Growing Tips section which features an article explaining the differences between Digital and Magnetic Ballasts here.

How long do digital ballasts last?

Digital ballasts, like the Maxibright Digilight, are designed for longevity. With proper care and maintenance, they often last many years, outlasting traditional core and coil ballasts. Thanks to features like soft start technology and short circuit protection, you can expect consistent performance over an extended period.

What are the advantages of a digital ballast-based lighting system?

Digital ballasts offer several advantages over traditional ballasts:

  1. They produce more lumen output per watt, making them more efficient.
  2. They run cooler and quieter, which is ideal for indoor setups.
  3. Digital ballasts don’t degrade with age, maintaining their efficiency and reliability over time.
  4. They also provide better frequency control, ensuring a stable light output for your plants.

How do I know if my ballast is working correctly?

You’ll know your Ballast is working correctly if your lamp emits a stable and bright light. The ballast’s end-of-lamp life detection will alert you when the lamp needs replacing. Additionally, if the ballast runs quietly and doesn’t overheat, it indicates proper functioning. Any unusual noises or frequent shutdowns suggest a need for inspection.

What makes the Daylight 315W Ballast special?

This ballast stands out due to its low-frequency square wave technology, which ensures optimal lamp performance. Additionally, it features soft start technology, extending lamp life and end-of-lamp life detection to prevent disruptions. Its compact, lightweight, and silent-running design makes it perfect for any indoor hydroponic setup. With high efficiency and advanced safety features, it’s a top choice for hydroponic gardeners seeking reliability and performance. Check out for more information about this product.

  • Maxibright Daylight 315W Complete Lighting System: This system includes the Maxibright Horizon Remote Reflector, Maxibright Digilight Daylight 315W Ballast, and Philips Daylight 315W 942 Elite Spectrum Lamp 4200k. The reflector ensures optimal light distribution, while the ballast provides efficient power conversion. The Philips lamp offers a full spectrum of light, perfect for all growth stages. Together, these components create a robust lighting solution for your hydroponic grow space.
  • Mammoth Classic Grow Tent: This tent provides a controlled environment for your hydroponic setup. It’s made from durable materials and features reflective interior walls to maximise light efficiency. With multiple access points and adjustable vents, it’s easy to maintain the ideal growing conditions. Pairing this grow tent with the Maxibright Daylight 315W Complete Lighting System ensures your plants receive consistent and optimal light.
  • Rhino Ultra Silenced EC Fan: This fan is perfect for maintaining airflow in your grow tent. It operates quietly, ensuring a peaceful growing environment. The EC motor technology provides energy efficiency and long-lasting performance. Using this fan in conjunction with the Mammoth Classic Grow Tent and Maxibright lighting system helps regulate temperature and humidity, promoting healthy plant growth.

Upgrade Your Grow Space with the Maxibright Digilight Daylight 315W Ballast.

Elevate your hydroponic gardening experience with the Maxibright Ballast. Its advanced technology, efficiency, and safety features make it an indispensable tool for serious indoor gardeners. Ensure your plants thrive with optimal lighting. Don’t wait—add the Maxibright Digilight Daylight 315W Ballast to your basket and see the difference in your grow space.

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