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Mercury Vapor lamp made 5 months after the EU ban

Mercury Vapor lamp made 5 months after the EU ban

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Still alive and well in the USA. Made in September 2015, Foshan, China.

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Jan 05, 2016 at 06:59 PM Author: paintballer22
I thought mercury vapor lamps can still be made.
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Jan 05, 2016 at 07:07 PM Author: xelareverse
They still are made.



The ban was repealed

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Jan 05, 2016 at 07:54 PM Author: Cool white 79
I see that sylvania has the rounded outer envelope lately like ge and philips. I like the classic slyvania shape better though. Just like the westinghouse Mercury's.
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Jan 05, 2016 at 07:59 PM Author: Flurofan96
Yay hopefully the MV ban will be terminated

I will give LEDisease a taste of my shoe

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Jan 05, 2016 at 08:00 PM Author: Flurofan96
Bring on the

"we shall outshine the LEDS"

LEDS): "Nooooooooooooooo"

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Jan 05, 2016 at 08:19 PM Author: Solanaceae
I see neewr sylvania MH bulbs in BT bulbs. I wish they'd do so with mercs also. What would be cool is a BT-whatever for 50 or 75w mercs.

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Jan 05, 2016 at 08:34 PM Author: xelareverse
@Flurofan96 it is terminated

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Jan 05, 2016 at 08:52 PM Author: jercar954
Too bad it wasn't made in Manchester, NH.

Preheat and T-12 fluorescents forever! Down with LED's and instant start T-8 fluorescents.

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Jan 05, 2016 at 09:31 PM Author: FGS
Chinese Sylvania mercury bulbs are pretty well made.

Why I like LEDs on top of other lighting tech?
LEDs = Upgrade 95% of the applications. (That is if you avoid eBay's LEDs).


LED brainwash? No, people uses them cuz they work well for them.

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Jan 05, 2016 at 09:35 PM Author: Solanaceae
I agree. I had a Sylvania bulb of 175w merc but it has a weak weld.

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Jan 05, 2016 at 10:20 PM Author: Silverliner
Agreed. They last for years.

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Jan 05, 2016 at 10:42 PM Author: dor123
Silverliner in his title, refered to the EU mercury ban, which shouldn't affect the US.

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.

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Jan 05, 2016 at 10:57 PM Author: BlueHalide
solanaceae Sylvania just did away with BT shape for metal halide entirely, the entire MetalArc line is ED now, that is at least all the US made lamps. Although last time I was at Menards, I could've sworn I saw China stamped on Sylvania's new ED 250w metalarc, I really hope they didn't outsource all those jobs at the Ohio plant
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Jan 05, 2016 at 11:10 PM Author: Silverliner
The Sylvania ED lamps are made in Mexico. Osram Sylvania closed its Manchester, NH plant in September 2014.

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Jan 05, 2016 at 11:30 PM Author: BlueHalide
Whats made in Ohio then? I know all the USA Iwasaki MultiMetal lamps are made in Oh, which I though were just re-branded Sylvania lamps
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Jan 05, 2016 at 11:34 PM Author: Silverliner
Nope. EYE makes their own HID lamps in Mentor, Ohio.

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Jan 05, 2016 at 11:48 PM Author: BlueHalide
Then did Sylvania at one time source lamps from EYE? EYE's standard MultiMetal lamps are identical to USA made Sylvania MetalArcs, in fact without the etch you couldn't tell em apart. Unless both plants used the exact same lamp manufacturing machines.
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Jan 05, 2016 at 11:55 PM Author: Silverliner
Oh, EYE sources in the basic HPS and MH lamps from Sylvania, EYE makes the more premium lines. Some are made in Japan.

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Jan 06, 2016 at 01:43 AM Author: don93s
From personal experience, I've seen Philips 175/250w MV made in China lamps to actually being an improvement over their last USA made lamps. Kinda sad how they were treating that.
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Jan 06, 2016 at 11:46 AM Author: BlueHalide
Yes, I agree, Philips current Chinese 250w MV lamps are superior to the older US made lamps, phosphor color is much better (warmer), and the lamp construction appears better too.
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Jan 06, 2016 at 12:30 PM Author: Solanaceae
I checked my 2003 us lamp and 2011 chinese one and the 2011 one had bigger electrodes.

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Jan 06, 2016 at 02:13 PM Author: BlueHalide
Philips has always been known for a super warm color thick phosphor coat on their DX lamps, and the Chinese versions are no exception. The 250w lamp I have is very close to 3000K when fully warmed up
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Jan 06, 2016 at 03:37 PM Author: Silverliner
I have a few brand new Philips H37KB-250 clear lamps, bought at a restore for next to nothing. Made in 2014.

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Feb 07, 2016 at 06:45 PM Author: LandryB
Do the Chinese made /DX lamps have good color stability over the long term?
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Feb 07, 2016 at 07:50 PM Author: Solanaceae
That's a good question. I wanted to get one of the 100w ed17 Sylvania cram lamps at blowes but I didn't see any tonite. Maybe I'll look at menerds.

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Feb 07, 2016 at 08:01 PM Author: Silverliner
I'll check some at a strip mall near home. 6-7 years of use.

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Feb 07, 2016 at 08:46 PM Author: ace100w120v
Great MV lamps are still being made!
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Feb 07, 2016 at 10:59 PM Author: Cavannus
When I moved from Europe to Canada about 10 years ago, I saw modern clear MV lamps for the first time (in Europe I only saw coated MVs). Since then I saw a lot of new clear MVs here: new dusk to dawn fixtures use a clear MV; the Montreal Métro transit still replace some old coated MV bulbs by clear ones; some parks use them; etc.

So I really wonder why clear MVs are still made, at the same time as the "DX" version: they aren't brighter than the coated version and their colour rendering is awful* making skin greenish; I'm not sure the lack of coating makes a great difference of manufacturing coasts. I could imagine they were intended to parks (because of vegetation) if there weren't sold with dusk to dawn fixtures. Do manufacturer want customers to find MV lighting so ugly that they upgrade to metal halides or led?

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Feb 12, 2016 at 03:14 PM Author: Globe Collector
Here in Tasmania mercury lamps are almost extinct. Clear lamps in ED bulbs are non-existant, (like in Europe) but there are still a few EYE/Iwasaki HT-400's and HT-250's (Clear T-48 Bulbs) about in some streetlights.
Almost all our meager supplies of Mercury Lamps are either Foshan, (Branded Osram), or Ya-Ming, branded Philips or really dodgey cheap Chinese stuff branded Nelson...and that's it for this geographical location!

Foshan have actually made mercury lamps for decades, long before their association with Osram and it North American arm, Osram-Sylvania. Somewhere in the collection I have some genuine Foshan branded mercury lamps I picked up in Viet Nam fifteen years ago.

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Feb 12, 2016 at 04:51 PM Author: Ash
We get the Osram China 125W lamps in Israel. They are dimming in no time - really poor excuse to a Mercury lamp




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China again grrr
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Aug 27, 2017 at 11:01 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps

When I moved from Europe to Canada about 10 years ago, I saw modern clear MV lamps for the first time (in Europe I only saw coated MVs). Since then I saw a lot of new clear MVs here: new dusk to dawn fixtures use a clear MV; the Montreal Métro transit still replace some old coated MV bulbs by clear ones; some parks use them; etc.

So I really wonder why clear MVs are still made, at the same time as the "DX" version: they aren't brighter than the coated version and their colour rendering is awful* making skin greenish; I'm not sure the lack of coating makes a great difference of manufacturing coasts. I could imagine they were intended to parks (because of vegetation) if there weren't sold with dusk to dawn fixtures. Do manufacturer want customers to find MV lighting so ugly that they upgrade to metal halides or led?

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Aug 27, 2017 at 12:14 PM Author:
I don't know about the manufacturers, but as an enthusiast, I *love* clear MV lamps, I find them wonderful, the colour rendering isn't important, personally I love clear lamps of any type, as I can see the internal construction, it interests me how they are made.
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