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Have You Ever Purchased A Mislamped Fixture Without Realising? « on: July 27, 2022, 11:01:52 PM » Author: 108CAM
This happened to me with these Holophane canopy lights. They are both 175w MV but one of them had a 250w MV lamp installed which was really odd because the fixtures were never actually installed so it's a very interesting mystery as to how a 250w lamp ended up inside a 175w fixture that was never installed. 
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Re: Have You Ever Purchased A Mislamped Fixture Without Realising? « Reply #1 on: July 27, 2022, 11:59:53 PM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
Yeah. In 2017, I bought an ITT 50w HPS flood light from a ReStore and noticed it came with a Philips 100w HPS lamp when I took the fixture apart to inspect it. It's funny because the front is latched on instead of held with screws so I could've checked what lamp it had inside while I was at the place.
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Re: Have You Ever Purchased A Mislamped Fixture Without Realising? « Reply #2 on: July 28, 2022, 12:40:13 AM » Author: Lumex120
One of the first HID fixtures I purchased back in 2015 was a GE 250w low bay that was mislamped with a 175w lamp. I ended up installing in the garage at my old house to light it up and it lit up the whole space really well, I always had it on when working on projects. We had to move out and I unfortunately had to leave it there, I got to see the house after it was flipped and they had removed it along with a ceiling fan I had done a custom modern paint job on in the living room.  :curse:
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Re: Have You Ever Purchased A Mislamped Fixture Without Realising? « Reply #3 on: July 28, 2022, 10:19:47 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
I bought this : https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=5198&pos=16&pid=208126 at an antique show and didn't realize it was mis-lamped until I took it apart and saw the H-38 on the ballast .
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Re: Have You Ever Purchased A Mislamped Fixture Without Realising? « Reply #4 on: July 28, 2022, 10:33:25 PM » Author: joseph_125
I bought a Gardco 50w MH recessed fixture at the Restore and when I finally checked to see what lamp it had, it had a MHC70/C/U/MP/4K in it. That's a 70w CMH lamp. With most lights I'll take a peek at the lamp but this one required a allen key to open so I didn't
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