1   Lamps / Vintage & Antique / Re: How to get an 80W HPL-N ballast + bulb to work in Canada?  on: Today at 10:00:57 AM 
Started by psycoustic - Last post by funkybulb
   Putting a 80 watt merc on 100 watt HX ballast is like putting 34 watt Fluorescent on preheat ballast.   So ballast would run
  So the H38 ballast have to work harder and that means more heat on the ballast.   U have to keep in mind mercury ballast have not been made since 2008.   And u want your mercury ballast to last long as possable.,

 There only 3 ways to light this


 50 watt MH that Medved Discribe above

  Single lamp 6 ft HO ballast it spot on 800 mA

  Or importing in 80 watt fluorescent ballast or 80 watt mercury

  The Regent flood light is really not a true 80 watt fixture.
 As it ran off H38 ballast.

 
 2   Advertisements / Wanted / Re: Clear 400W MV lamp.  on: Today at 08:52:08 AM 
Started by Metal Halide Boy - Last post by Metal Halide Boy
I got a coated lamp. It`s good enough.
 3   Lamps / Modern / Re: Can European market LED tubes using LED starters retrofit into US preheaters?  on: Today at 08:06:28 AM 
Started by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA - Last post by Medved
Also dont use it on a two lamp ballast. These tend to wire the lamps in series, but the SMPS wired in series yield very unstable, wildly flashing setup.
 4   Lamps / Vintage & Antique / Re: Your lighting "bucket list"  on: Today at 07:44:45 AM 
Started by RichD - Last post by funkybulb

 Here my wish list

  2000 watt Mercury
 
   6 Foot pop pack

   Pair of gamma 6

   5 foot BC 80 watt fluorescent

   90 watt Sox ballast ( have the lamps but no ballast)

    Old VHO gas station light

    16 watt 2D  in Green, Bue, peach, and lemon

   
 5   General / General Discussion / Re: In the US, why did 4 foot preheat fluorescents get replaced with rapid start?  on: Today at 06:49:32 AM 
Started by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA - Last post by funkybulb
   2 lamp rapid start base off  1 lamp preheat ballast and they
  Added 3 windings for cathode heating and a leading cap to run both lamp just right at 200-220 volt OCV. 

  This one of reason why there not enough OCV to fire a  8 foot modded slimeline shunted on rapid start.
 6   General / General Discussion / Re: Were the Advance SOX ballasts considered autoleak transformers?  on: Today at 06:16:03 AM 
Started by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA - Last post by funkybulb
   First  reason is we have to step the voltage up to run the sox
 Lamp.  So it made more sense to make them leak ballast
  To eliminate the ignitor as it just another fail point to maintain
  them.  Therefore it increase reiabilty. 

   
 7   General / General Videos / Re: Highway Light Knock Down Repair  on: Today at 05:27:06 AM 
Started by fluorescent lover 40 - Last post by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
I find that it is interesting to see that the workers hung the lantern before the pole was fastened to the ground.
 8   General / General Discussion / Were the Advance SOX ballasts considered autoleak transformers?  on: Today at 05:17:27 AM 
Started by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA - Last post by WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
Does anybody know if the Advance ballasts that were made for low pressure sodium lamps considered autoleak ballasts?
 9   General / Off-Topic / Re: Severe weather never sleeps!  on: Today at 03:17:53 AM 
Started by CreeRSW207 - Last post by RyanF40T12
Amen.
 10   General / General Videos / Re: Highway Light Knock Down Repair  on: Today at 02:35:00 AM 
Started by fluorescent lover 40 - Last post by joseph_125
Interesting to see a CalTrans style slip pole base too.

Over here MTO uses conventional poles but with frangible couplings to the pole base.   
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