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Philips 100 watt A23 mercury vapor lamp

Philips 100 watt A23 mercury vapor lamp

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I got this lamp off eBay for a total of $10.29. It is running on a US 70 watt pulse start metal halide ballast, with the igniter disconnected of course. It was made December 21st, 2006, in the USA!

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Lamp Type:MV
Filament/Radiator Type:Ark tube
Base:E26
Shape/Finish:A23
Service Life:24000
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Location:HPSMVF Lighting Museum
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Wattage:100
Physical/Production
Application/Use:General lighting

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Nov 25, 2020 at 05:07 PM Author: HPS_250
Nice lamp! I have one A23 MV lamp, the Westinghouse Lifeguard version.

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Nov 25, 2020 at 05:32 PM Author: joseph_125
Nice! I've always had a liking to the unique look of these MV lamps.
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Nov 26, 2020 at 10:09 AM Author: F20T12

Nice lamp! I have one A23 MV lamp, the Westinghouse Lifeguard version.

thanks.

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now probably suffering from the Westinghouse lifeguard disease!!!

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Dec 20, 2020 at 04:49 PM Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
When I tested a Sylvania 100w A23 MV lamp on a 70w PSMH ballast with the ignitor disconnected, the ballast underdrove the lamp at about 0.69a rather than the necessary 0.85a. I wonder why that happens?

Say NO to ballast and bulb bans. MV, MH, HPS, and SOX forever!!!! Magnetic preheat fluorescent forever!!!!!

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Dec 20, 2020 at 05:16 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Simple , because it's NOT the correct ANSI approved ballast . Yes , it will work , but not correctly as the specs of the 2 ballasts are not identical .

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Dec 20, 2020 at 09:28 PM Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
I only did a test with cheap chinese ballasts from the 70w wall wall packs. I will do a test on a higher quality 70w pulse start metal halide ballast such as the advance 71a5292. Alternatively, a T12 HO ballast can run US 100w H38 MV lamps pretty well.

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Dec 20, 2020 at 09:30 PM Author: Binarix128
I think an incandescent lamp of 2.3 times the power of the MV would work with any MV as long as they're the same rated voltage.

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Dec 22, 2020 at 12:53 AM Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA

Simple , because it's NOT the correct ANSI approved ballast . Yes , it will work , but not correctly as the specs of the 2 ballasts are not identical .


Personally, This explanation is too obvious and broad for me. I just need someone to explain HOW my 70w M98 pulse start MH ballast was underdriving my 100w A23 MV lamp at 0.69a rather than the needed 0.85a. No need to be bogged down by specifics as this limits our motivation to experiment with various lamp and ballast combinations.

Say NO to ballast and bulb bans. MV, MH, HPS, and SOX forever!!!! Magnetic preheat fluorescent forever!!!!!

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Dec 22, 2020 at 01:09 AM Author: joseph_125
I would measure the current from a name brand 70w MH ballast driving a MV lamp such as Advance/Universal/Venture. The cheapo imported ballasts aren't the best at driving lamps to the proper current. Years ago someone here tested a 175w MV ballast from a yardlight and found that it only drove the lamp at around 140w.

Anecdotally I run most of my 100w MV lamps on a 70w Venture MH ballast since the proper 100w MV ballasts are impossible to find outside of paying $$$ to import a NOS one from eBay. They appear to run close to spec, I guess around 90-95w. If I get a current clamp meter, I'll compare the lamp currents between the Venture and the one real 100w MV ballast I have.
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Dec 22, 2020 at 01:18 AM Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA

I would measure the current from a name brand 70w MH ballast driving a MV lamp such as Advance/Universal/Venture. The cheapo imported ballasts aren't the best at driving lamps to the proper current. Years ago someone here tested a 175w MV ballast from a yardlight and found that it only drove the lamp at around 140w.

Anecdotally I run most of my 100w MV lamps on a 70w Venture MH ballast since the proper 100w MV ballasts are impossible to find outside of paying $$$ to import a NOS one from eBay. They appear to run close to spec, I guess around 90-95w. If I get a current clamp meter, I'll compare the lamp currents between the Venture and the one real 100w MV ballast I have.


When testing lamps on my cheap 70w MH ballasts, I found that I have driven my 80w MV lamp pretty well at about 0.76a and I have also driven a European external ignitor 70w HPS lamp at 1.0a and a European internal ignitor 70w HPS lamp at 0.9a.

Say NO to ballast and bulb bans. MV, MH, HPS, and SOX forever!!!! Magnetic preheat fluorescent forever!!!!!

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Jan 04, 2021 at 06:06 AM Author: Posttopstreetlight105
Wy haven't you bin on YouTube laity I like to watch your videos
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Jan 04, 2021 at 09:33 AM Author: F20T12

Wy haven't you bin on YouTube laity I like to watch your videos

I recently had a very bad accident with my arm and my fingers, I haven't been feeling better to make any more videos. But I'll be making videos uploaded today.

I am 12 years old and I love to collect lights.

now probably suffering from the Westinghouse lifeguard disease!!!

Formerly know as hpsmvf.

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