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Yard light not bright enough?

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Try the new Regent 1000w mercury vapor yard light. Now you can light your whole neighborhood, not just your driveway. Glare? No problem! It's included at no extra charge! Eat my voltage, Dark Sky Association! (amazingly, I have actually seen a yard light of this style - in the daytime, not lit - with a 1000w BT-56 lamp in it just like this, only the refractor had been removed.)

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Jun 17, 2006 at 02:12 AM Author:
ROTFL!




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Jun 17, 2006 at 07:53 AM Author:
Nice!




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Jun 18, 2006 at 06:29 AM Author:
it is a bit brutal kind of design LOL! Philip could maybe try to make a regent 2000W MH luminaire with his tubular lamps!
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Jun 18, 2006 at 11:06 AM Author: lightboy90
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You need sunglasses!
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Jun 19, 2006 at 07:07 AM Author: pslawinski
Does the 1kW ballast even fit in the head?

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Jun 19, 2006 at 02:39 PM Author: Silverliner
Bright! You could light up the sky with this giant lamp LOL! BTW, no the 1kw ballast won't fit inside the head, you'll have to use the 1kw ballast remote from the head.

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Jun 19, 2006 at 06:45 PM Author: ricksbulbs
and on a 175 ballast, if it starts at all it'll actually be dim as can be. I can imagine a 1 KW ballast on this and that acrylic refractor against the lamp melting like ice cream on a 95 degree day like we've been having here LOL!
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Jun 19, 2006 at 07:27 PM Author: NiMo
A little overkill there, eh Archblue?

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Jun 20, 2006 at 08:10 AM Author: arcblue
With the refractor in the way, the lamp doesn't even screw completely into the socket. A 1Kw ballast would not fit in the head - not even close - so I'm guessing that lensless fixture I saw a few years ago probably had the 175w ballast in it - and like Rick said, it certainly wouldn't be bright and probably wouldn't work for long.

The more I look at this picture, it looks like the lamp has developed a tumor or something....

I'm lampin...





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Jun 20, 2006 at 11:21 AM Author:
LOL............I am interested to see how bright the lamp is when you remove the refractor and screw it all the way and turn it on!




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Sep 02, 2006 at 10:26 PM Author:
LOLLOLLOLLOL that is very funny
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Dec 18, 2006 at 05:55 PM Author: Powergroove
This is the first time I saw this. Wish I had one for my back yard

Keep government out of the lighting industry.

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Mar 25, 2008 at 06:10 PM Author: Foxtronix
That's a friendly fixture for the association you can create: the IBA (International Bright Sky Association )!!

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Aug 09, 2008 at 10:52 PM Author: FGS
I did the same thing with my bucket light and VLI 1000w MH

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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lets see if fired up.heh?
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Nov 09, 2009 at 04:19 PM Author: KEDER
1000w MV is not much brighter than 400w HPS. since HPS produces more light at half the power consumtion.
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Nov 10, 2009 at 04:21 PM Author: streetlight98
Try putting a 1000w HPS bulb in. LOL!

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Aug 16, 2010 at 02:31 PM Author: form109
better yet 1500 Watt MH...at least it'll be nice white light.

Personally i think that all Lamp Bans are idiotic,the idea of telling us we cant use this lamp type just cause its less efficent is highly communist in nature...really what good is it going to do?

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Aug 16, 2010 at 02:35 PM Author: rjluna2
Let's throw in 1650 Watts MH version and away we go!

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Aug 16, 2010 at 04:32 PM Author: nogden
To avoid glare, you are supposed to aim this light towards the sky and then your yard will be lit with the indirect light bouncing off the clouds! If the phone rings and the caller ID says "D.S.A.", don't answer it.
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Aug 16, 2010 at 05:39 PM Author: gailgrove
I would love to get a real NEMA with remote 1650 watt MH ballast and glass refractor, then you could use it as a yard light

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Aug 16, 2010 at 10:59 PM Author: form109
Overkill gailgrove....way to show IDA who's really Bright,LOL

Personally i think that all Lamp Bans are idiotic,the idea of telling us we cant use this lamp type just cause its less efficent is highly communist in nature...really what good is it going to do?





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Aug 17, 2010 at 11:45 AM Author:
I heard IDA wants all outdoor lighting banned just so they can see stars.
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Aug 17, 2010 at 04:43 PM Author: RCM442
How about a 25 KW XBO lamp?

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Sep 29, 2011 at 06:47 PM Author: ace100w120v
Bright idea:
1. get mogul to medium adapter
2. get y adapter(or as many as you want for more lamps)
3.and more adapters: medium to mogul. Then it will be like "redneck chandeleir" or you could have another one, of incandescent lamps to ballast the mercs
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Sep 30, 2011 at 06:15 AM Author: nogden
Put enough mercs on the line and the wire resistance will ballast the mercs! (At least for a while )
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Sep 30, 2011 at 06:31 AM Author: Ash
That'd have a problem : I think only one merc would light at a time (so no ballast), since it clamps the voltage down too low to strike the others

Even if not, there is another prolem : quick power interruption --> mercs cooling down --> BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG
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Sep 30, 2011 at 07:14 AM Author: streetlight98
I wonder if you used a glass refractor and remote ballasted a 1000w MH/MV ballast if it would actually work well. You would have to use one of those LPS refractors with the longer reflector so the lamp fits properly.

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Sep 30, 2011 at 07:17 AM Author: Ash
The refractor is close to the lamp around the edge so i think it might make a bored between a hotter and cooler region on the lamp, making it shatter

And besides, why use those yardblasters instead of proper streetlamp or floodlight ?
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Sep 30, 2011 at 07:24 AM Author: streetlight98
I was just wondering, that's all. In reality we wouldn't do this. If i were to actually install a 1000w lamp, I'd definatly use a floodlight or cobrahead.

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Sep 30, 2011 at 08:27 AM Author: Ash
Even with a small lamp, those are heck inefficient (throw a lot of light up). With better fixture you can use lower power lamp and have better lighting. I wonder why they are still made like that and have not been redesigned to be more similar to FCOs / cobraheads
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Sep 30, 2011 at 09:43 AM Author: streetlight98
The big reson why these are used is because these are so much cheaper than putting a more expensive light with better optics in your backyard. These aren't meant for street lighting. this is a residential light that you would buy at a hardware store and use for security lighting. The idea was that if you use very glarey lights (like these) than criminals would be turned away from your house. Of course that's not entirely true, but that's what was believed backt hen.

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Sep 30, 2011 at 10:09 AM Author: Ash
I doubt that the cheaper fixture is worth burning more watts, for example 175W merc where with better fixture 100W merc would do

And most of the losses from it (which i can think about) are upwards light, it isnt really supposed to deter criminals landing with hot air baloon from the sky ? - so does not enhance the "glare effect" either




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Sep 30, 2011 at 11:31 AM Author: Ash
Well except Team Rocket
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