Return to the thumbnail page Display/hide file information See previous file See next file

New 175 watt MH won't stay lit, runs till 40%, just keeps cycling, suggestions?

New 175 watt MH won't stay lit, runs till 40%, just keeps cycling, suggestions?

Click to view full size image

New 175 watt MH won't stay lit, runs till 40%, just keeps cycling, suggestions?

20210114_165212.jpg 20210109_121220.jpg 20201118_090449.jpg 20200913_154701.jpg

File information

File information

Download: Download this File
Filename:20201118_090449.jpg
Album name:RyanKorponay12 / Fixtures
Rating (1 votes):
Keywords:Lanterns
File Size:318 KB
Date added:Nov 18, 2020
Dimensions:1848 x 2464 pixels
Displayed:231 times
URL:https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-189166
Favorites:Add to Favorites
Comments
dor123
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
View Posts
View Gallery
Other loves are computers, office equipment, A/Cs


View Profile WWW Offline
Nov 18, 2020 at 10:08 AM Author: dor123
Looks like defect in the manufacture.

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.

judeclark
Newbie
*
Offline

Gender: Male
View Posts
View Gallery

Lighting collector & photographer.


View Profile Offline
Nov 18, 2020 at 10:09 AM Author: judeclark
Possibly a loss of vacuum or an arc tube leak might be causing it. If you bought it from an online seller or a wholesaler, then you should probably contact them asking about the issue and look to get a replacement or a refund. Hopefully a different lamp should stop the problem as what you're describing doesn't sound like any fault of the control gear.
sox35
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Online

Gender: Female
View Posts
View Gallery

Mainly the electrical side of things


View Profile Online
Nov 18, 2020 at 01:18 PM Author: sox35
Yep, try another lamp.

Ria (aka Rommie) in Aberdeen
It'll be all right in the end, and if it isn't all right, it isn't the end :love:

Administrator, UK and European time zones. Any questions or problems, please feel free to get in touch
:love:

BT25
Sr. Member
****
Online

Gender: Male
View Posts
View Gallery

Vintage HID Collector


View Profile Online
Nov 18, 2020 at 05:47 PM Author: BT25
Get a Philips CDM145/U/4K/ED17 ceramic MH lamp. They are superior in every way when compared to any QMH lamp. These lamps are made to run on a probe start ballast. I'm talking from experience.
If a new lamp doesn't fix the problem, you might have a faulty capacitor.

:lol: :poof: Testing Positive For Westinghouse Lifeguard Disease! :poof: :lol:

streetlight98
Sr. Member
****
Offline

Gender: Male
View Posts
View Gallery

Mike McCann


GoL Mike McCann 88219189@N04/albums
View Profile WWW Offline
Nov 18, 2020 at 06:04 PM Author: streetlight98
Try a different lamp (from preferably from a different case, in case there was a manufacturing defect that affected an entire batch of lamps). If the new lamp continues cycling next step would be the ballast. My guess is the lamp is just junk though.

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

RyanKorponay12
Full Member
***
Offline

Gender: Male
View Posts
View Gallery


Ryan Korponay The Ballaster
View Profile Offline
Nov 18, 2020 at 07:02 PM Author: RyanKorponay12
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into getting another lamp

The Ballaster!!! *Poof*...

sox35
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Online

Gender: Female
View Posts
View Gallery

Mainly the electrical side of things


View Profile Online
Nov 19, 2020 at 07:00 AM Author: sox35
It's certainly the easiest option to test the cause of the problem, rather than replacing components like capacitors.

Ria (aka Rommie) in Aberdeen
It'll be all right in the end, and if it isn't all right, it isn't the end :love:

Administrator, UK and European time zones. Any questions or problems, please feel free to get in touch
:love:

Alights
Full Member
***
Offline

View Posts
View Gallery

USA (120V 60HZ)


View Profile Offline
Nov 19, 2020 at 08:20 PM Author: Alights
If you end up having to replace the ballast a 150W PSMH setup is a lot better And brighter. A cap failure won't affect the lamp like 175W
streetlight98
Sr. Member
****
Offline

Gender: Male
View Posts
View Gallery

Mike McCann


GoL Mike McCann 88219189@N04/albums
View Profile WWW Offline
Nov 20, 2020 at 08:41 PM Author: streetlight98

If you end up having to replace the ballast a 150W PSMH setup is a lot better And brighter. A cap failure won't affect the lamp like 175W


Yeah PSMH has better lumen maintenance too, especially with a ceramic lamp. Better cold weather performance too.

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

joseph_125
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
View Posts
View Gallery


GoL
View Profile Offline
Nov 20, 2020 at 10:57 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah with the ceramic lamps you also get the advantage of way higher CRI and I believe slightly higher lumen output too.
Powergroove
Newbie
*
Offline

Gender: Male
View Posts
View Gallery


View Profile Offline
Nov 21, 2020 at 09:03 AM Author: Powergroove
My money would be on the capacitor.

Keep government out of the lighting industry.

Lumex120
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
View Posts
View Gallery

Multicolor NE-2s


UCM30tBQDUECOV6VeG5W87Vg
View Profile Offline
Nov 21, 2020 at 09:26 AM Author: Lumex120
Is there some way you can get a picture of the "flash pattern", maybe by moving your phone/camera by it when you take a picture? From what I have seen, bad capacitors will make it have an uneven pattern or it will have larger "gaps" than normal.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

RyanF40T12
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
View Posts
View Gallery

View Profile Offline
Nov 21, 2020 at 09:28 AM Author: RyanF40T12
bad bulb. it happens.

The more you hate the LED movement, the stronger it becomes.

HPS_250
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
View Posts
View Gallery

HID lighting forever! Slap Count: 1


View Profile WWW Offline
Nov 21, 2020 at 12:11 PM Author: HPS_250
Is it working now that you changed the lamp?

I like all kinds of lighting, except for LED, which I classify as a disease.
- HID lamp and fixture collector
- Vintage incandescent lamp collector
Proudly suffering from Westinghouse Lifeguard sickness since 2019.
Save the sodium lamps! :hps: :lps: :hps:

streetlight98
Sr. Member
****
Offline

Gender: Male
View Posts
View Gallery

Mike McCann


GoL Mike McCann 88219189@N04/albums
View Profile WWW Offline
Nov 23, 2020 at 10:36 AM Author: streetlight98

Is there some way you can get a picture of the "flash pattern", maybe by moving your phone/camera by it when you take a picture? From what I have seen, bad capacitors will make it have an uneven pattern or it will have larger "gaps" than normal.


Yeah I've seen bad capacitors on MV make the lamp run dim and flicker more noticeably.

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

Flurofan96
Sr. Member
****
Offline

View Posts
View Gallery

160W SBMV on a summer night!


View Profile WWW Offline
Jan 10, 2021 at 11:23 AM Author: Flurofan96
What was the brand of the MH bulb? Most likely it was an unbranded or a cheap make which doesn't have the reliability of well known makes

BTW Thats a great looking floodlight

Violinist at Subtle Nature

© 2005-2021 Lighting-Gallery.net | Powered by: Coppermine Photo Gallery