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Re: 35w HPS vs 50W MV « Reply #15 on: June 30, 2016, 12:50:14 PM » Author: bucket175mv
Here is some pics of the Regent fixture I'm going to convert to 50 watt :mv:

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Re: 35w HPS vs 50W MV « Reply #16 on: July 02, 2016, 04:58:58 AM » Author: tolivac
The mercury will give a more pleasing color-BUT will attract more bugs than the HPS.Don't know if I would want bugs to be attracted to my home or building entrance doors!
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Re: 35w HPS vs 50W MV « Reply #17 on: July 02, 2016, 10:34:38 AM » Author: wattMaster
The mercury will give a more pleasing color-BUT will attract more bugs than the HPS.Don't know if I would want bugs to be attracted to my home or building entrance doors!
The solution is a bug zapper.
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Re: 35w HPS vs 50W MV « Reply #18 on: July 02, 2016, 11:14:38 AM » Author: AngryHorse
The perfect size bucket for a 50watt MV, and MV will compliment your trees and bushes too, I`d love to see a `night shot` when you have done it :)
Mine is in a tried and tested GEC street lantern, all it needed was a ballast change to MV, I will post a pic of it.
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Re: 35w HPS vs 50W MV « Reply #19 on: July 02, 2016, 06:34:09 PM » Author: Ash
Bug zapper outdoors ?

 - That would attract and zap bees and whatever other Pokemons that are part of the outdoor life close to you, and not getting near the house normally

 - That would be arcing nearly continuously

 - That would attract more insects that it can zap, so provide a swarm of flying critters all around the place, that will get into the opening door too

 - That would stink with deleted insects



The solution is to locate the light not right next to the door or window. Mount it to a shed/garage/pole. Whether HPS or Mercury

My outdoor light used to be a 125W Mercury side road lantern, but changed since to 150W HPS floodlight, and right now there is a temporary 400W MH floodlight (of similar type to the HPS one) in its place
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Re: 35w HPS vs 50W MV « Reply #20 on: July 03, 2016, 04:04:56 PM » Author: wattMaster
Bug zapper outdoors ?

 - That would attract and zap bees and whatever other Pokemons that are part of the outdoor life close to you, and not getting near the house normally

 - That would be arcing nearly continuously

 - That would attract more insects that it can zap, so provide a swarm of flying critters all around the place, that will get into the opening door too

 - That would stink with deleted insects



The solution is to locate the light not right next to the door or window. Mount it to a shed/garage/pole. Whether HPS or Mercury

My outdoor light used to be a 125W Mercury side road lantern, but changed since to 150W HPS floodlight, and right now there is a temporary 400W MH floodlight (of similar type to the HPS one) in its place
I would put the bug deleter somewhere in the front yard, maybe by an outlet.
And you don't want to kill the bees!
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Re: 35w HPS vs 50W MV « Reply #21 on: July 04, 2016, 09:06:00 AM » Author: bucket175mv
The mercury will give a more pleasing color-BUT will attract more bugs than the HPS.Don't know if I would want bugs to be attracted to my home or building entrance doors!

When I first installed MV yard lights on my property I thought the same thing would happen but I get very little insect action from all 3 of my yard lights wich is kinda strange considering the amount of bugs we get during the summer months.

Something about a bunch of insects flying around a MV yard light reminds me of summer time many years ago at my grandparents campground on lake Erie and I kinda like it.
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Re: 35w HPS vs 50W MV « Reply #22 on: July 04, 2016, 09:12:21 AM » Author: bucket175mv
The perfect size bucket for a 50watt MV, and MV will compliment your trees and bushes too, I`d love to see a `night shot` when you have done it :)
Mine is in a tried and tested GEC street lantern, all it needed was a ballast change to MV, I will post a pic of it.

I'd like to see a pic because 50 watt MV bulbs and gear is somewhat rare here on LG and they're like one of my favorites!

I'm going to make a separate thread about my custom built 50 watt Mercury Vapor "mini bucket" fixture as soon as my bulb and new 35/39 watt MH ballast come in. Stay tuned! 
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Re: 35w HPS vs 50W MV « Reply #23 on: July 05, 2016, 02:09:12 AM » Author: AngryHorse
Both my lantern and gear are now uploaded ;)
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Re: 35w HPS vs 50W MV « Reply #24 on: July 15, 2016, 08:47:30 AM » Author: bucket175mv
Both my lantern and gear are now uploaded ;)

I checked it out and that's a good clean install and the light output looks perfect for your yard. Vastly different fixtures we have compared to our European counterparts.

I've started a post of my custom built 50 watt :mv: fixture.
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