IceCap’s own Steven pro’s shows us the ballast comparison between their ballast and an OEM ballast. Most fixtures on the market include a preinstalled ballast of some kind which is an OEM from another company. While the lower cost fixtures seek to find the cheapest OEM ballast they can install to keep the prices down other higher cost fixtures seek to find the right balance. Check out the above video to see if IceCap pwns a OEM ballast or if the OEM handles the IceCap ballast. To be fair, the IceCap crew probably stumbled upon one of the weakest performing ballasts on the market but at least they make the point that the IceCap ballast is among one of the better ones. The one thing we would like to point out is the video is a bit misleading as the “time lapse photography” shows that the lamp took over 12 hours to warm up, which in our experience the “average” bulb takes less than 20 minutes. It’s a sales video, what did you expect?