So i just bought a 1000 watt halide rig from a rather sketchy guy.
Included was a ballast in a home made enclosure and two of these bulbs
1000 watt Sunmaster Warm Deluxe MH Bulb - Metal Halide Bulbs
Plugged it in last night and it seemed to work great.
Though I had the thought, with the unenclosed bulb dangling just a few feet from my headóDo these things ever just blow up without reason?
Not wanting a face full of vapor and hot glass. it would ruin my day.