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VIDEO: Par38 Electronic Self Ballasted Metal Halide/Electronic Metal Halide Track Light

VIDEO: Par38 Electronic Self Ballasted Metal Halide/Electronic Metal Halide Track Light


Just a quick video of two of my Metal Halides. The Par38 is made by Philips... 25watt
The track light has a small 20watt GE Metal Halide lamp... both are electronic ballasted.

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Lamp Type:Metal Halide
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Ballast Type:Electronic Metal Halide ballast
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Wattage:Par38: 25w Track Light: 20w

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Jul 19, 2018 at 10:41 PM Author: Lumex120
I have a few of those little 20w track lights too.
https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=3776&pos=68&pid=115036

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Jul 19, 2018 at 11:10 PM Author: suzukir122
Yup, yours are literally exactly the same as mine. I've got 3 of them... the other two are both on each corner outside
of the view of the camera. One of my track lights seems a little different, also with a different reflector... but it's
not very easy to tell the differences just by looking at it.
The track light in this video seems like it has the oldest lamp in it. The bulb kinda flickers from time to time, and
it's also the dimmest of the three. Still very bright though. All 3 track lights, as well as the Par38, seem to light
up my room very, very well.

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Jul 20, 2018 at 12:11 AM Author: dor123
The self-ballasted PAR38, looks like runs-up slower than the tracklight. Probably because it have a simpler ballast without current boosting like the tracklight have, as it is integrated into the lamp.
Here is a video of my tracklight with my Osram HQI-TS 70W/WDL Excellence run-up (In the video, it was when I first used the lamp). Even today, its runs up within 2 min and almost don't flashing pink like these two lamps during run-up.

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Jul 20, 2018 at 12:46 AM Author: suzukir122
Yeah my Par38 warms up a lot slower than the track-lights. Also has a much longer re-strike time.
And Yep, I remember that video... I saw that one a while back. All of my Metal Halides have flashed pink, and my Par38 flashes pink literally
with every start up now. It didn't use to be this way. Normally it would flash a slightly orange color, but very quick little flashes.
Now it flashes very bright pink... long, and very noticeable flashes. My track lights do it from time to time too, but definitely
not with every start up. When my track lights flash pink, the pink turns to a purple color before residing back to the aqua blue/green
color, all before successfully warming up.
There's been a couple times all 4 Metal Halides flashed pink profusely during start up. Every time that happens, it's awesome!

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Jul 20, 2018 at 05:40 AM Author: F96T12 DD VHO
I have many HIDs but nothing to power them, the only type of gear that I have is my 175W MV ballast out of my bucket light, my HID lights sit in there sleeves in a box from amazon that is 2' by 2.5' by 3'
I wish to have some type of HID that is self-ballasted or at least neatly ballasted like your tracklight

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Jul 20, 2018 at 11:42 AM Author: suzukir122
Ebay! lol... I got all 4 of these Metal Halides from Ebay, easily. You should be able to find the 25w Self Ballasted Par38's from
Philips, or even the 23w Self Ballasted Par38's from Sylvania, very easily on Ebay. Even the track lights should be easy to find,
though possibly expensive.

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Sep 21, 2019 at 12:38 PM Author: suzukir122
*UPDATE*... my 25w Par38 lamp, after almost 3 years of daily on and off usage, finally burned out. 8 quick dim blue flashes upon
start up, and it was gone after that. The metal halide track light also in this video, is more than likely next to EOL as well.
It now flickers significantly, but stays lit somehow.

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Sep 21, 2019 at 12:40 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
Time to blow them up!

Do you have a 400 or 1000 watt HPS ballast lying around?

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Sep 21, 2019 at 12:55 PM Author: suzukir122
Nope. hahaha... I've got nothing remotely close to that kind of power ballast wise. haha... but it's
definitely time for me to buy more Par38s up in here.

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Oct 15, 2019 at 09:27 PM Author: suzukir122
*UPDATE #2*... after a little over 3 years of constant on and off usage, the lamp inside the metal halide track light = EOL -- cycling.
BOTH lamps shown in this video are now EOL. I'm gonna post a video of the EOL track light here soon since it's cycling on and off.

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Oct 15, 2019 at 09:54 PM Author: dor123
Update: Isn't the electronic ballast of your track light, have anti-cycle feature?

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Oct 15, 2019 at 10:40 PM Author: suzukir122
@Dor123, I doubt it. It keeps trying to strike up over, and over again until it finally strikes. Then it warms up... but
then as it color shifts, it dims and shuts off... 3 minutes later, repeat. I will capture that on video after I delete
a couple files from my old phone.
But... I wonder if my Par38 may have this feature you mention? My Par38, however, is completely dead. No light from it whatsoever.

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Oct 16, 2019 at 12:57 AM Author: dor123
The PAR38 don't have it, since this is very expensive to do this with a ballast integrated into the lamp.
With the ballast of the tracklight, the anti-cycle feature is usually manifests itself by counting the number of cycles, and stopping the operation of the ballast or the ignitor (In the case of magnetic ballasts) after a specific number of cycles like this: https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-112145

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Oct 17, 2019 at 05:35 AM Author: trojmiejski
Integrated ballast lamp has 20W CDM-Tm burner inside, the total 25W power is the sum of lamp power consuption and ballast loses. About pink flashes, this is simply the nature of those lamps.
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Oct 18, 2019 at 05:33 PM Author: suzukir122
It was definitely cool to see the pink flashes from not just the Par38, but also the 20w track lights. The track lights don't
flash pink nearly as much, but they still do. When they do, it's even more intense than with the Par38.
Once I move, (which will happen very, very soon) I'll be buying WAY more Metal Halides... and they will be the majority of lighting
for the next apartment I move to, compared to fluorescent.
Still in save up mode right now, so although I plan to replace both of the lamps shown in this video, it's looking like that
will happen after the move.

Interests
1. Motorcycles, Women, and Lighting (especially fluorescent)
2. Weighting/staying extremely athletic
3. Severe Thunderstorms of all kinds
4. Food and drinks. So gimme them bbq ribs
Yep
Lighting has been a passion of mine since I was born. I consider everyone on LG to be a friend

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