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This is the house next to a former friend's former house in my old neighborhood. When I looked in 2014 very few lights were still burning so for whatever reason they weren't being maintained. I believe the ground-mounted tree uplighters use EYE 100w reflector lamps and the tree downlighters in the back (some 20+ feet up) use 175w R-lamps. All un-phosphored. Not sure of the manufacturer but these landscape lights use bullet-style floodlight housings and remote ballast boxes. Looks even nicer in person.

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Aug 05, 2015 at 10:11 PM Author: don93s
I can imagine! I used to drive down a road that had a very tree-filled property and there were clear MV floods mounted on various trees.
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Aug 05, 2015 at 10:26 PM Author: DetroitTwoStroke
This is one of the few applications where clear mercury vapor lamps are the best choice. The strong blue/green light makes foliage look good at night without making the plants think it is daytime, since the greenish light doesn't trigger photosynthesis.

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Jun 01, 2016 at 12:26 PM Author: Lumex120
Absolutely beautiful. I wish my yard had lots of trees so I could do this.

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Jul 07, 2017 at 10:30 PM Author: Coolcat97
This is a very common sight in Dallas and Houston Texas. It was invented in Dallas in the 1950's.

Mercury Vapor and magnetic fluorescents forever!
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Jul 07, 2017 at 11:06 PM Author: ace100w120v
Is this still a thing for new installs?
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Jul 08, 2017 at 01:47 AM Author: xelareverse
Yep, still used fir new installs, I'm trying to make my own

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Jul 08, 2017 at 10:56 AM Author: Coolcat97
Yeah they actually make MV ballasts specifically for this type of light only. They also have "moon pulse" bulbs.

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May 07, 2018 at 04:54 PM Author: sol

Yeah they actually make MV ballasts specifically for this type of light only. They also have "moon pulse" bulbs.


I always thought the EYE Moon Pulse lamps were operated on equivalent wattage PSMH ballasts. For example, the 100W Moon Pulse lamp would use a standard M90 ballast, so the lamp would in effect be a pulse start MV (or a halide-less MH if you prefer). They are special lamps made to use standard ballasts.
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May 07, 2018 at 05:10 PM Author: Lumex120
Those "moon pulse" ballasts are probably re-labeled PSMH ballasts sold at a higher price.

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May 07, 2018 at 05:34 PM Author: sol
Oh yes, that make-money-over-the-ignorance-of-the-customer strategy.
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May 08, 2018 at 01:00 AM Author: DetroitTwoStroke
The "Moon Pulse" bulbs are mercury vapor lamps designed to operate on Pulse Start Metal Halide ballasts. They are made by Iwasaki (EYE Lighting), so they are likely a quality product designed to perform as advertised. They cost about the same as a PSMH bulb.

The special mercury ballasts are a different product not related to the Moon Pulse bulbs.

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May 08, 2018 at 01:19 AM Author: joseph_125
Hmm anyone have a spec sheet for these special mercury ballasts? Would be interesting to find out more about them. Those moon pulse bulbs are pretty neat too.
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