The Apollo? 5 is specifically designed for use with today?s high in-rush lighting ballasts. This is achieved by installing a ?ballast rated? relay vs. the standard mechanical switch that is used in conventional 24 hour appliance timers. It features a precision German built 24 hour clock, quality enclosure and timer cover that resists dust and moisture. Assure the success of your plants by having the best lighting control in the market today. Dependability is critical in a lighting timer & failure is not an option!. So use the right tool for the right job?the Apollo? 5. 10 Amp maximum/240 Volts/60 Hz./1000 Watts.