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Sylvania Metalarc 75 watt Protected metal halide lamp

Sylvania Metalarc 75 watt Protected metal halide lamp

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Sylvania Metalarc 75 watt Protected metal halide lamp. New old stock from August 1991. Wasn't aware these types of lamps were made back then so cool find. It's a weird wattage at 75 watts and calls for an M101 ballast. This lamp rattles quite a bit and unfortunately something is wrong with it. I tried to fire it up on a 100 watt MH ballast and just get a tiny flicker in the Arc tube... Maybe it needs the correct ballast to run it? Or maybe doesn't work, not sure but didn't pay much at all for it and it's still a cool piece.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:Sylvania
Model Reference:MP75/C/U
Lamp
Lamp Type:Metal Halide
Filament/Radiator Type:Quartz Arc Tube
Base:Medium E26
Shape/Finish:ED17
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Ballast Type:M101
Electrical
Wattage:75 Watt
Physical/Production
Fabrication Date:August 1991

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Mar 13, 2019 at 05:20 PM Author: Silverliner
75w metal halide! That’s new to me. Does it have a starting probe or is it pulse start?

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Mar 13, 2019 at 05:31 PM Author: GEm1000
It's a pulse start, no starting probe. This is a new metal halide wattage for me too!
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Mar 13, 2019 at 06:00 PM Author: streetlight98
Hmm very weird! Being from 1991 I think it's still a fairly early pulse start lamp so maybe that's why the wattage is weird? Really cool collection piece.

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Mar 13, 2019 at 07:21 PM Author: GEm1000
That could be it. The wattage isn't the strangest thing about this lamp though, that goes to the little capsule inside the lamp. It's a getter of some sort maybe? It's an oddball lamp altogether
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Mar 13, 2019 at 07:23 PM Author: Lumex120
I think the little capsule thing is a UV emitter. From what I know it's supposed to help the arc tube start easier somehow. I have a Philips 250w PSMH lamp that has one too, it glows during restrike.

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Mar 13, 2019 at 07:27 PM Author: GEm1000
Interesting info! Never seen this before. Too bad I can't get this thing to start up. It's gotta be a loose connection somewhere because I get nothing when I turn it on (using a 100 watt PSMH ballast) but a little flicker but if I tap on the lamp while it's powered I get some light but as soon as I stop tapping it I get nothing again
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Mar 13, 2019 at 07:51 PM Author: streetlight98
According to page 7 of this document, this lamp only had a 5000 hour life and yielded 5600 lumens. Other than that I couldn't find any info.

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Mar 13, 2019 at 08:05 PM Author: Lumex120
Just wondering, where did you find this?

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Mar 14, 2019 at 04:19 AM Author: streetlight98
Google. I searched "ansi lamp m101" and it came up. I also found that some 70w psmh ballasts are dual rated for m101 lamps.

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Mar 16, 2019 at 11:30 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Google. I searched "ansi lamp m101" and it came up. I also found that some 70w psmh ballasts are dual rated for m101 lamps.


When I did a google search on this lamp, I only found info from the UK, which is strange being that this is not a European spec lamp.

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