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Clear mercury globes in downtown Seattle

Clear mercury globes in downtown Seattle

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These were mostly /DX mercs when I first started working up the street from this building in about 2007, but then were all relamped with clear lamps (or maybe Feit diffuse lamps which are the same color as they don't have phosphors). However, a few years ago they were retrofitted with 2700K CFLs.

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Lamp Type:Mercury
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Wattage:175

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Jun 16, 2014 at 04:56 AM Author: merc
Interesting atmosphere - I've never seen a clear MV illuminated pavement or a street.
Clear/diffused-only MVs can't be purchased here, only through Amazaon/eBay/... but 120V versions. However, it isn't that difficult to make a DYI clear MV from a DX coated MV and a glass cover.
The old mercs (some 30 years ago) here (and the same in Britain as somebody confirmed) were much bluish that today's 4000K DXs, I guess up to 6000K.

Some people like 2700K street lighting (maybe the old incandescent generation), there are even HPS (around 2000K) lovers.
I prefer 5000K/6000K at night - it someways fits there...

Not a misoLEDist...

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