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This is what happens when mercury lamps and ballastless 120v kiss together

This is what happens when mercury lamps and ballastless 120v kiss together

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They have totally incompatible chemistries, lol. Remember the pic where I found one of these in a floor lamp? This time, I found a blown one.

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Feb 07, 2016 at 08:45 PM Author: ace100w120v
At ReStore or something?
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Feb 07, 2016 at 09:27 PM Author: FGS
Looks like an antique store from the fuzzy background.

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LEDs = Upgrade 95% of the applications. (That is if you avoid eBay's LEDs).


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Feb 07, 2016 at 10:01 PM Author: Solanaceae
Ohh boy. Could you snag a few and incorporate them into the pile of stuff you've had set aside for me?

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Feb 07, 2016 at 10:19 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Ouch... I'm very lucky this didn't happen to my Philips Lifeguard lamp after an electrician who came into my apartment to fix an outlet while I was gone took it upon himself to screw it directly into my ceiling light..!!

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Feb 07, 2016 at 10:30 PM Author: Solanaceae
Was that the 50w one? Apparently those have a lower arc voltage than the other mv lamps. Definitely lucky.

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Feb 07, 2016 at 10:34 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Yeah. Thank god it's particularly stubborn to strike on 120V.

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Feb 07, 2016 at 10:45 PM Author: Silverliner
This is the local ReStore near where I live.

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Feb 07, 2016 at 11:15 PM Author: ace100w120v
OK, I wonder if someone did once have a legit remote-ballast setup though?
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Feb 07, 2016 at 11:17 PM Author: Silverliner
Yeah, a few members here did I believe.

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Feb 08, 2016 at 12:28 AM Author: joseph_125
Ouch! My Powerlite mini gumball is actually wired with a cord and plug which is plugged into a remote CMH ballast.
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Feb 12, 2016 at 03:01 PM Author: Globe Collector
Does not surprise me that an electrician would take it upon himself to put a mercury lamp into a socket without gear...many are just "cowboys" with a licence in their back pocket.

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Feb 14, 2016 at 01:03 PM Author: ace100w120v
Yeah, I've talked to a lot of electricians and "home handymen" who didn't know jack about lighting...
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Feb 14, 2016 at 04:18 PM Author: Ash
We hd this problem hee. The 160W MBFT (self ballsated) and 125W MBF (magnetic ballast) Mercury lamps look the same on the outside (unless you check the etch or peek in). i seen the 125 sold to customers as a MBFT several times.. In one store i found one in this condition too

Here electricians who have access to 125's normally know what they are doing when it comes to direct mains connection. But i have 2 that were screwed into Pulse MH gear, in one the entire stem melted in
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Feb 15, 2016 at 06:46 AM Author: Globe Collector
Hey, Ash....."Slumpty, Dumpty sat on the wall....." Don't know if you know this silly old nursery rhyme....

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Feb 15, 2016 at 08:01 PM Author: Silverliner
ReStore clerks often insisted they test the bulbs before I buy them. Including HID. I told them otherwise.

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Feb 15, 2016 at 11:52 PM Author: Globe Collector
When I was in Viert Nam I went into a lamp shop in Yersin Sreet, Saigon...and the fired up a Philips HPM-15 Gallium-Lead UVB lamp, right in the middle of the shop, there were glass cabinets down one side reflecting it everywhere...I just turned the power off at the switchboard to prevent everybody in there getting fried....he got real shirty when I did that!

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