Lumatek Ltd are proud to supply the highest quality Electronic ballasts to Horticulture. With the arrival of Electronic Ballasts, a technological revolution has taken place in energy efficiency for HID lighting. This replacement of magnetic ballasts (a technology more than 100 years old) with electronic HID ballasts is because of the proven efficiency gains. Tests have shown that Lumatek E-Ballasts are up to 30% brighter than some old style magnetic ballasts. Independent laboratory tests have proven that Lumatek E-Ballasts are more efficient than any magnetic ballast known to Lumatek. This means more lumens are produced per watt of energy consumed.

Lumatek Ltd supply Electronic ballasts and other high quality products to the Hydroponics, Horticultural, Aquatic and Industrial markets through the UK, Europe and beyond. Lumatek products are sold into government research facilities, major nurseries, top universities and numerous publicly traded companies. This makes the Lumatek range the most proven product in the market, in addition we have the industries best warranty with 5 years covered (3 years full and two years pro-rated).

Electronic Ballasts

Lumatek digital ballasts are the most advanced lighting solution for modern horticulture. Small, compact, and completely silent these E-Ballasts are able to deliver more lumens while using less electricity than standard magnetic ballasts.

Unlike traditional ‘core and coil’ magnetic ballasts, Lumateks are microprocessor-controlled and able to evaluate and compensate for the actual state of lamp degradation and voltage fluctuations in power supply from your local grid. This means that Lumateks are able to provide a precise controlled output voltage to the lamp ensuring optimum PAR levels are achieved.

Lumatek products include Super Lumen and Multi-Watt Dimmable ranges: 250w, 400w, 600w, dual 600w, 750w and 1000w



Lumatek Ltd launch their new range of horticultural HID grow lamps. Tuned to the ultra-high operating frequency of the Lumatek e-ballasts, the lamp’s components have been reinforced making them much more robust and therefore a long life grow-lighting solution delivering a high level of Photosynthetic Active Radiation to promote healthy plant growth. These lamps have strengthened seals and a reinforced arc frame to ensure that they will provide long lasting performance with stable lumen output.



We have been successful in this market for many years. Our products speak for themselves. With 5 years warranty you are guaranteed to have a great return on investment.

If you want no less than the best product, you need to consider buying a Lumatek product.

General information

Important information about lumatek ballasts

Lamp compatibility

The Lumatek E-Ballast is a high performance product that is designed to work with most high quality lamps. Cheap inferior lamps may cause problems and Lumatek recommends using only high quality  lamps from reputable manufacturers. For best results; always pair your Lumatek ballast with a Lumatek horticultural HID grow lamp.

Lamp Replacement

Be sure to disconnect the power source before changing lamps. Always use the specified wattage of lamp. The Super Lumen range of E-Ballasts are specific to one particular wattage i.e. only a 400W lamp should be used in a 400W ballast. However, the Dimmable Multi-Watt range of Lumatek E-Ballasts can drive lamps corresponding to the particular E-Ballast output settings i.e. the 400W Dimmable E-Ballast will drive both 400W and 250W lamps.. Lumatek recommends lamp replacement every 6-12 months.

Hot Re-strike

It is VERY important that the lamp is given adequate time to cool down before it is reignited. You should allow a hot lamp to cool for 20-30 minutes before you try to re-strike it. Hot re-strikes cause premature lamp failure and lumen output degradation. Additionally, the lamp should never be turned off before the lamp reaches full intensity.

R.F emissions

Lumatek E-Ballasts are now internally RF shielded and can be used with standard System Cord sets as available in each country worldwide. Our ballasts produce the least amount of EMI (electro- magnetic interference) of any electronic ballast and conform to all international Electro-magnetic emission standards. This applies to all blue and purple models of the Lumatek. The older silver models which employed earlier technology (at the time industry leading) can be upgraded for current models (and the highest EMI standards) at reduced purchase costs; for details please contact us by e-mail or if you are in the USA or Canada tel U.S 1 415 233 4273

Super-lumen switch

In some territories the latest Super Lumen range of Lumatek E-Ballasts include the industry first “super lumen switch”. This feature will boost lumen output by 10% when the switch is activated. This allows unprecedented control of lumen output during ballast use.


Lumatek E-Ballasts operate both metal halide and high pressure sodium lamps. They will not light MV mercury vapor lamps which are commonly sold in hardware and some hydroponics stores.
*Please note the 750 watt setting is HPS only.

Mounting Location

Do not install ballasts in areas of very high heat such as an attic or a closed closet. Do not mount the ballast to the reflector or blow exhaust air over them. Do not stack ballasts on top of each other. Do not allow contact with water. Mount units at least six inches apart. If a unit has any leaking resin please relocate to a cooler area or place a fan near the ballasts.

5 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Lumatek warrants its Electronic ballast to be free from defects in materials and workmanship.

The warranty term is 3-years full + 2 years pro-rated beginning on the date of purchase. Misuse, abuse, or failure to follow instructions, are not covered. Any changes or adaptations to the product of any kind will void the warranty.

Lumatek will, at our option, repair or replace products covered under this limited warranty. To request warranty service, you must return the unit with your proof of purchase to your place of purchase, within the warranty period. If warranty service is required, Lumatek’s distribution partner will issue a Return Material Authorization Number. Lumatek will ship the repaired or replacement products to you freight prepaid. Purchase date is based on the original sales receipt. Please save your receipt as a copy is required for all warranty services.

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