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175 watt metal hailde floor lamp

175 watt metal hailde floor lamp

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I converted my floor lamp from 100 watt incandescent to 50 watt mercury vapor a few weeks ago, but I converted it to 175 watt metal hailde today. It didn't stay like this, and after a few hours, it got converted back to 100 watt incandescent.

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Dec 22, 2019 at 11:34 AM Author: dor123
Never operate a probe-start MH lamp base-down, this can cause corrosion where the starting electrode located, and increase the risk of explostion. The bi-metal is only a partial solution for this.

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Dec 22, 2019 at 12:23 PM Author: 589
If it is a universal burning position lamp, which are very common in the US, it is safe to operate them in any position. It is easy to identify by web search or in the etch itself.

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Dec 22, 2019 at 12:56 PM Author: dor123
Universal burning position probe-start MH lamps, are to be used only BU to horizontal. Only BD rated lamps, which have the starting electrode located at the upper end of the arctube, can be burned base down.
When the lamp operates base-down (Even if it is universal burning position), the halides accumulates at the area of the starting probe, which is very sensitive, and causes corrosion there. There is a bi-metal to short out the starting electrode, but it is still not a perfect solution.

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Dec 22, 2019 at 01:09 PM Author: lightinglover8902
I like to do this to a incandescent fixture... Although, make sure that the lamp socket is porcelain for pulse start lamps, such as HPS or PSMH, and doesn't exceed the maximum wattage rating of the socket.

I actually now have a porcelain socket on the lamp tester to test HPS and PSMH, and mercury vapor medium based bulbs.

Save the Cooper OVWs!! Don't them down by crap LED fixtures!!!

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Dec 22, 2019 at 01:14 PM Author: Fluorescent05

I like to do this to a incandescent fixture... Although, make sure that the lamp socket is porcelain for pulse start lamps, such as HPS or PSMH, and doesn't exceed the maximum wattage rating of the socket.

I actually now have a porcelain socket on the lamp tester to test HPS and PSMH, and mercury vapor medium based bulbs.

Good point on the max wattage. I realized the max for this fixture was 150 watts (I went 25 watts over) when the lamp had already warmed up.

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

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Dec 22, 2019 at 01:45 PM Author: sol
Nice conversion. Probe start is always easier since no ignitor is needed.

Some day, I'd like to make a very large floor lamp that takes a full size (mogul base) M57 lamp. Remote ballast, of course.

What I find in experimenting with HID table/floor lamps is that you can get quite a bit of illumination with relatively low glare if you use a large enough shade. The large surface area dissipates the lumens nicely over a wide area and reduces glare. The shade also makes a nice chimney effect to keep the lamp cooler than an enclosed fixture.
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Dec 22, 2019 at 02:47 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Nice conversion. Probe start is always easier since no ignitor is needed.

Some day, I'd like to make a very large floor lamp that takes a full size (mogul base) M57 lamp. Remote ballast, of course.

What I find in experimenting with HID table/floor lamps is that you can get quite a bit of illumination with relatively low glare if you use a large enough shade. The large surface area dissipates the lumens nicely over a wide area and reduces glare. The shade also makes a nice chimney effect to keep the lamp cooler than an enclosed fixture.

What about using one of those torchiere lamps that normally take linear halogen lamps?

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

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Dec 22, 2019 at 02:50 PM Author: sol
Yes, that has been done, too. I never did such a conversion, but some members here have. The only catch is you probably need a double ended MH lamp because the "saucer" is not deep enough for a vertical standard lamp. That means pulse start so you need to provide space in there for at least an ignitor. Make sure you retain the glass guard if you go that route.
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Dec 22, 2019 at 03:57 PM Author: rjluna2
Cool

It may get wee too hot under that lampshade

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Dec 22, 2019 at 04:38 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Cool

It may get wee too hot under that lampshade

The lamp was too bright for my liking so I switched it back to incandescent after a few hours.

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

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Dec 22, 2019 at 07:02 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Cool!

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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Dec 22, 2019 at 09:43 PM Author: takemorepills
Arc Tube Failure!=glass in everyone's eyes!
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