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Wanted: 700w MV Lamp & Ballast « on: June 19, 2022, 05:54:55 AM » Author: 108CAM
I'm looking for a 700w MV lamp and compatible ballast so I can restore an old floodlight back to its original configuration
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Re: Wanted: 700w MV Lamp & Ballast « Reply #1 on: June 19, 2022, 02:38:32 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
Here is a Philips HPL-N 700 mercury vapor lamp that you could use:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/113593372786

You could certainly run that lamp properly by connecting a 400w mercury vapor series choke ballast and a 250w mercury vapor series choke ballast in parallel as that has been standard practice in some European countries since a proper 700w choke ballast is hard to come by.
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Re: Wanted: 700w MV Lamp & Ballast « Reply #2 on: June 19, 2022, 07:58:38 PM » Author: 108CAM
Thanks. I'll have a think about it. Ideally I'd rather an actual 700w MV ballast as it's what my fixture likely had when it was new
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Re: Wanted: 700w MV Lamp & Ballast « Reply #3 on: June 19, 2022, 08:14:52 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
Here is a proper 700w ballast for your lamp, but it is quite pricey right now at £133 GBP:

https://www.bltdirect.com/venture-mercury-700-watt-ballast

This website should be able to ship this ballast to Australia without any issues.
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Re: Wanted: 700w MV Lamp & Ballast « Reply #4 on: June 19, 2022, 08:35:39 PM » Author: Rommie
£160 including VAT. Not something I'll be buying any time soon  :poof:
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Re: Wanted: 700w MV Lamp & Ballast « Reply #5 on: June 19, 2022, 10:59:15 PM » Author: 108CAM
I was never planning to buy something right now, I plan to save up for the lamp and ballast
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Re: Wanted: 700w MV Lamp & Ballast « Reply #6 on: June 19, 2022, 11:10:29 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
Hopefully the seller still has the lamp.
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Re: Wanted: 700w MV Lamp & Ballast « Reply #7 on: June 20, 2022, 04:18:12 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
If you find the ballast too expensive, you could still get 250w and 400w mercury vapor series choke ballasts and connect them in parallel to run your lamp since they are much easier to come by than genuine 700w ballasts.
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Re: Wanted: 700w MV Lamp & Ballast « Reply #8 on: June 26, 2022, 01:43:52 PM » Author: James
If you can use a mercury 700W ballast with 220/230/240V input you are welcome to have one for the cost of postage, I kept a few of the best at work after recently throwing out a couple of dozen.
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