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Philips 100W Lifeguard Mercury Spot

Philips 100W Lifeguard Mercury Spot

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These lamps were sent to me by a very kind and generous member of one of the other forums I am a long-time member of, the chap didn't even want the postage for them so I will have to see if I have anything he would like in the future. I've (at the time of writing this) yet to post my thanks which I will do in short order.

Could anyone confirm that these will run correctly on 70W SON gear or are the specs different for these lamps?

I have three, one has a small amount of staining on the arc-tube at the top end but all are otherwise clear of any noticeable blackening, the amount of use these have had is unknown but I suspect not very much, if any, with the possible exception of the aforementioned lamp.

Very pleased with these.

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Manufacturer:Philips
Model Reference:H54GS-100,M (?)
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapour Spot
Base:E26
Electrical
Wattage:100
Optical
Color Temperature:5700°K approx
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA

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Nov 12, 2014 at 09:39 PM Author: BlueHalide
I had the Sylvania version of this with the ad-medium base. It wouldnt strike up for some reason on a standard H38 100w MV ballast so I used a pulse start (100w HPS) ballast and it worked fine. A 70w HPS ballast may underpower it a bit with the lower output voltage, it may even cycle. With my frustration of being unable to find an ad-medium base so I could put this lamp into service, I ended up selling it to a collector
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Nov 12, 2014 at 10:28 PM Author: funkybulb
Bluehalide as this member lives in UK there
HPS ballast is difference from US version
Do to arc voltage

BG101

These will run on Son or MH control gear as
Just like US MH control gear

Here my advice if u have a 100 watt 8 foot fluorescent choke it would drive lamp perfect
With the ballast in series with the lamp
As u have 240 volt ocv.
As current runs close to 8 or 900 mA

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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Nov 13, 2014 at 12:39 PM Author: BG101
That's an excellent idea, I have several ballasts for 100W 8ft ao will be easy to lash up a test set-up. I also have 125W ballasts, would these also be suitable minus the series capacitor? .. these ballasts were rescued from one of the commercial units I was working in recently.

Would I be right in thinking that these are outdoor rated lamps (with suitable protection for the base)? If so they would make excellent additional lights for the back yard when I have barbecues.


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Nov 14, 2014 at 12:16 AM Author: Globe Collector
I have an E28 capped one of these and I ran it with a 125w (325mH) MB/U choke off the variac turned down to about 180v. I should measure its arc drop and arc current though.
50w MBF/U requires 860mH so this probably needs about 430mH of 240v @ 50Hz.

Hey, BG101 are those Thorn luminiares with the metal halide PAR64s inside on the fence of the old Troon Way site still there...?

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Nov 14, 2014 at 03:09 AM Author: FrontSideBus
They were flattened when the site was cleared iirc. I don't think anybody saved them...
I think there is a Sainsburys supermarket there now.

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Nov 14, 2014 at 03:34 AM Author: Danny
I have the Sylvania Version of this! Ive never lit it though
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Nov 14, 2014 at 06:53 AM Author: Globe Collector
Yep. mine is Sylvania too....

Sainsburys.......urgh, that's worse than Coles!

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Nov 14, 2014 at 06:55 AM Author: FrontSideBus
Sainsburys at least still rock SDW-T lamps in the fruit & veg section...

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Nov 14, 2014 at 07:40 AM Author: BG101
At least it wasn't another Tesco as they have been dominating the market for too long .. having said that, their quest for total domination appears to have come round to bite them on the ass !!

I (along with most people I think) was very sad to see the Thorn factory go, another permanent loss to the local economy. They also had nice Christmas light displays.

I had forgotten about the MH floods.


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Nov 14, 2014 at 03:16 PM Author: merc
I wonder if someone tried to calculate how many kilometers of fluorescents there are in the biggest type of Tesco store.
It could also be interesting to know how many lorries/trucks full of tubes are needed to relamp it all.

Btw. I suppose those "Mercury Vapour Spot" lamps haven't been used in Sainsbury's/Tesco? (I'm a bit confused by the posts above). Unless they're CRI improved?
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Nov 14, 2014 at 07:57 PM Author: Globe Collector
I think it is Tescos that now occupy the Hammersmith site where the G.E.C. Robertson works was. Quite a few other lamp plant sites in the U.K. seem to have sprouted supermarkets...

Here we have Coles, Woolworths and I.G.A. Woolworths is foreign owned and are the biggest bunch of ratbags, Coles are Australian and a little more ethical than Woollies. I.G.A. (Independant Grocers Australia) have been forced from the bigger cities by the other big two, but they ate still found in bigger country towns.
In Viet Nam the have Cora (French) and Co-Op Mart, inside the don't look that dissimilar to Coles and Woolies!
Our local Woolworths had Philips SLs hangong in the fruit and veg section, now the use little CDM-T ceramic arc tube MH's in downlights on a black ceiling.

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Oct 17, 2020 at 09:29 PM Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
What did those metal halide PAR 64 luminaires look like?



I have an E28 capped one of these and I ran it with a 125w (325mH) MB/U choke off the variac turned down to about 180v. I should measure its arc drop and arc current though.
50w MBF/U requires 860mH so this probably needs about 430mH of 240v @ 50Hz.

Hey, BG101 are those Thorn luminiares with the metal halide PAR64s inside on the fence of the old Troon Way site still there...?

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

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