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2x 70w metal halide floodlight

2x 70w metal halide floodlight

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I found an old Regent par38 floodlight in a dumpster, and I decided to save it to do something with it. This is what I came up with, its a floodlight that uses 2 70w metal halide lamps. The lamps are protected 3000k Sylvania Metalarcs that I got from Restore for 50c each (got 6 in total). Also, I know that using non-pulse rated sockets with PSMH is a big no-no, but I didn't do a restrike or anything like that. Once I get some money I want to get some real pulse rated sockets and an enclosure for the ballasts, but that won't happen anytime soon. I also plan to paint the inside of the reflectors silver (then again white diffuses it nicely).

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Lamp Type:Metal halide

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Date added:Nov 12, 2017
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Nov 12, 2017 at 02:30 PM Author: 589
AHA! You read my mind! I have wanted to do this exact thing with some low wattage HPS lamps. Nice job!!

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Nov 12, 2017 at 02:30 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
the efficiency will go up a bit if you polish the inside of the reflectors.

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Nov 12, 2017 at 07:09 PM Author: ace100w120v
Interesting idea! You could remote ballast it obviously, at the bottom of a pole or something.
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Nov 12, 2017 at 07:12 PM Author: sol
You could do an in-fixture ballast with this if you used a NEMA 3R enclosure, and drill (or punch) holes for the two lamp holders. The downside is that those enclosures are pricey.
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