Well, we're still working on things and I imagine we'll see some bugs, some breaking, and things that need to get fixed. We'll start on the most critical things first and work our way down. We're still installing add-on's and squaring away some licensing stuff, but feel free to browse the board and we'll update everyone on when things are added, restored, or otherwise changed.
Hi bro, no experience here with either MH or HPS but after seeing your post had a dig around and came across the following info that may be relevant to you also.
are you positive you are running the right 1000 in it? check whether or not your ballast has bulb limitations, (I.e. pulse/probe start, vert/horiz/univer burning bulb.
a buddy of mine was using a bulb meant for probe start in a pulse start magnetic and it only started about 25% of the time after it was shut off for a while, and after about a month it would only start to this dull purple glow that you could barely see unless it was completely dark in the room.
Also as mentioned above they can burn a strange colour as the gas depletes and the bulb starts to burn out, from the info i came across this is when the bulb is at less than 40% output and is apparently more pink in colour.