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Probe start metal halide lamp longevity « on: March 15, 2021, 01:46:54 AM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
If I operate a probe start metal halide lamp on a mercury vapor ballast and 750-1000v 2 wire parallel ignitor, will it slow down the rate of electrode sputtering compared to operating the lamp on a high OCV CWA ballast?
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Re: Probe start metal halide lamp longevity « Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021, 03:18:14 AM » Author: dor123
No. In both setups the lamp will last the same.
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Re: Probe start metal halide lamp longevity « Reply #2 on: March 15, 2021, 04:20:57 PM » Author: Medved
If I operate a probe start metal halide lamp on a mercury vapor ballast and 750-1000v 2 wire parallel ignitor, will it slow down the rate of electrode sputtering compared to operating the lamp on a high OCV CWA ballast?

The only difference I would expect are the lower losses so smaller size and less weight of the lower OCV ballast.
Otherwise no difference for the lamp itself at all...
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