I am thinking the quickest and easiest solution is to move the ignitor to the hood. I am thinking it will be a bitch to match the right ignitor to the ballast. I am going to contact TDS Power Monday as they seem to be the manufacturer of this ballast.
Why would the bulbs fail though? If the ignitor couldnt get them started, wouldnt they just not light up? I have seen a bulb fail in mid cycle. I was in the room, the light was on for several hours I assume before I came in, and after about 10 minutes the lamp just shut off. Took it out, put it back in, nothing. Put another bulb in and it worked fine
If I move the ignitor, I only need to run one wire back to the hood as I already have 12-2 romex going to the hoods right? I am only extending X3? What gauge wire should I run? 16 gauge?