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Uh oh what were they thinking?

Uh oh what were they thinking?

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The local ReStore put a 100w mercury lamp in this floor lamp! This appears to have not been energized, but saw another with blackened arc tube ends and it was NOS.

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Jan 24, 2016 at 11:04 PM Author: Solanaceae
Superior life? I've never heard of it.

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Jan 24, 2016 at 11:16 PM Author: don93s
They probably thought it was one of them there "mercury-vapor" CFL's, lmao
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Jan 24, 2016 at 11:26 PM Author: xelareverse
BOOM!

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Jan 25, 2016 at 12:32 AM Author: ManofHID
Demonstration bulb?

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Jan 25, 2016 at 02:33 AM Author: funkybulb
Wow some people have no marbles

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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Jan 25, 2016 at 04:12 AM Author: sol
Why would this go boom ? Standard MV lamps require an OCV higher than mains here in North America, so it would probably do nothing if plugged in.
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Jan 25, 2016 at 04:16 AM Author: funkybulb
MV lamp can be started around 60 volt at starting prob, once it fires thermal run away esp small wattage MV lamp.

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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Jan 25, 2016 at 02:11 PM Author: streetlight98
Are you sure it wasn't donated that way? Here the fixtures are "as-is" meaning they don't touch them. If they're donated with LED lamps, they keep them. If they're donated with no lamps at all, they also stay that way. So when I buy a fixture I always put a lamp in it because why not? It's free lol.

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Jan 25, 2016 at 02:40 PM Author: sol
I stand corrected.
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Jan 25, 2016 at 03:51 PM Author: Silverliner
No, this ReStore got a case of these MV lamps and some ended up going into the lamps on display. I remove them for safety.

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Jan 25, 2016 at 05:21 PM Author: streetlight98
Weird. If they get cases of lamps here, they sell them as new bulbs. Makes more sense than sticking them in fixtures and essentially giving them away lol.

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Jan 25, 2016 at 06:29 PM Author: BlueHalide
MV lamps definitely start on 120v, and they don't explode when connected directly to mains. The molybdenum foil seals act as fuses and blow a second after the power is switched on, the breaker will also likely trip simultaneously. Ive tested this myself with plenty of EOL lamps
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Jan 25, 2016 at 07:13 PM Author: streetlight98
Oh the breaker trips immediately? I figured it would have to warm up first. I've never tried it. I've stuck HPS and PSMH lamps in a regular socket since I knew they wouldn't come on without the ignitor.

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Jan 25, 2016 at 08:21 PM Author: BlueHalide
Yeah I was a bit curious back when I was younger, I must've killed at least 6 mercury lamps on mains current and they all went the same, the current draw climbs up well past the breaker's threshold in a fraction of a second after switch on. Also every time one or both moly foil seals behind the electrodes completely evaporated. The lamp only flashes for a second, that's it, no explosion
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Jan 26, 2016 at 12:26 AM Author: Silverliner
Did that with a GE 75w MV. A piece of the quartz popped off the probe end of the arc tube.

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Oct 26, 2019 at 08:40 PM Author: Fluorescent05
I accidentally did that to a Sylvania 50 watt mercury vapor lamp once. It just popped.

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Dec 30, 2019 at 10:29 AM Author: HPS_250
That’s weird.

I like all kinds of lighting and electrical, especially HIDs and street lights!
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Westinghouse Lifeguard will always be my favorite lamp
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Dec 30, 2019 at 11:17 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
That's what happens when restores hire clowns that dont know what they are doing and these are the same people building homes??
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Dec 30, 2019 at 11:27 AM Author: Fluorescent05

That's what happens when restores hire clowns that dont know what they are doing and these are the same people building homes??

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Dec 30, 2019 at 01:01 PM Author: HPS_250
They must not be very smart about electrical stuff...

I like all kinds of lighting and electrical, especially HIDs and street lights!
-  neon sign collector
- vintage and rare lamp collector
Power company: SCE (Southern California Edison) 120V, 60HZ
Westinghouse Lifeguard will always be my favorite lamp
Gotta love vintage HIDs!
Stop LEDISEASE!

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