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I have the Apexcone 5000K 35W kit and I just ordered the 8000K 35W kit. I noticed that the ballasts for my new ones are different than my present kit (different design and color). They also came in a different box. I would just assume that Apexcone just did a "visual update" and neither of these two things matter for performance. But can I use my old ballasts for my 5000K kit for the new 8000K kit? I'm pretty sure you can I just want to make sure.

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yes same... 35w with chinese style amp connectors will fit... even from another brand
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Was wondering if you ordered your first set before that huge price break?
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Was wondering if you ordered your first set before that huge price break?[/b]
Yeah I did, but how does that answer my question?

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It doesn't, but it answers my curiousness... ty
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Yes, they have changed the ballast a bit.[/b]
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It doesn't, but it answers my curiousness... ty[/b]
Wow, and once again you provide absolutely nothing to this forum. And it's curiosity not curiousness dumbass.

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My understanding is that you should be able to use the same ballasts if they are Apexcone. Just swap out the bulbs.


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I have the Apexcone 5000K 35W kit and I just ordered the 8000K 35W kit. I noticed that the ballasts for my new ones are different than my present kit (different design and color). They also came in a different box. I would just assume that Apexcone just did a "visual update" and neither of these two things matter for performance. But can I use my old ballasts for my 5000K kit for the new 8000K kit? I'm pretty sure you can I just want to make sure.[/b]
Should be fine.... From my understanding, the bulb is made for a specific color temperature whereas the ballast will only control the flow of power (35W vs. 50W vs. 55W). The ballasts should be good though from your old kit!

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Should be fine.... From my understanding, the bulb is made for a specific color temperature whereas the ballast will only control the flow of power (35W vs. 50W vs. 55W). The ballasts should be good though from your old kit![/b]
Yeah that's exactly what I thought but I wasn't 100%

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And it's curiosity not curiousness dumbass.[/b]
Whats wrong with curiousness?
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