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What is with 400w metal halide bulb.
It is in a Costco in San antonio.

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fluorescent lover 40
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Nov 08, 2018 at 12:26 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Never seen this! These lights are 320w PSMH.

-Date decoder of most US lamps 1960-present.

-Collects all types of lights.

I'll save any vintage lamp... dead or alive! Smiley

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Nov 08, 2018 at 12:28 PM Author: merc
Someone injected sodium into its arc tube. Or replaced the lamp with an HPS one.

Not a misoLEDist...

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Nov 08, 2018 at 12:35 PM Author: rjluna2
Probably depleted Mercury causing to glow with halides such as Sodium filling looking like medium pressure Sodium bulb. I have seen these really hammered MH which was running 24/7/365 like that.

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Nov 08, 2018 at 04:57 PM Author: James
Very rarely a defective metal halide lamp will blacken to the extent that a continuous film of tungsten is deposited over the inner arc tube surface, which forms a short circuit across the electrodes. If all conditions are favourable it then turns into an incandescent lamp and the coated arc tube starts glowing. That might be what is happening here. It is rare to have a sodium-rich metal halide lamp, because usually sodium is the first metal to disappear during life and it is usually mercury and thallium that are left behind, giving a blue-green colour.
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Nov 08, 2018 at 08:00 PM Author: sol

Very rarely a defective metal halide lamp will blacken to the extent that a continuous film of tungsten is deposited over the inner arc tube surface, which forms a short circuit across the electrodes. If all conditions are favourable it then turns into an incandescent lamp and the coated arc tube starts glowing.


I would imagine the ballast doesn't really like it when it happens...
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Nov 08, 2018 at 10:38 PM Author: lightinglover8902
Possibly a manufacturer defect of the lamp. Plus I had never seen this before. Usually I seen blacken arc tubes of metal halide lamps. But this is definitely a manufacturer defect.

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Nov 08, 2018 at 10:44 PM Author: dor123
The color looks exactly like that of HPS lamp.

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 230V, 50hz country.

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Nov 11, 2018 at 12:37 PM Author: alexd120
That is the second one I have seen in that store. The camera doesn't show it but it is dimmer than that.
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