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Pink MH « on: April 26, 2008, 11:18:51 PM » Author: GE M-400A1
Hey Everyone,

One question,

why do metal halide lamps go to a pink color?

Thanks


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Re: Pink MH « Reply #1 on: April 27, 2008, 12:54:20 PM » Author: Foxtronix
When a MH lamps becomes pink, it enters at his EOL (end of life); the lamp will burn out soon, or explode  :o I'm not sure HOW does it become pink. I think sodium halide or simply sodium in arc tube go covering the electrodes and get the start voltage higher. Correct me if I'm wrong...
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Re: Pink MH « Reply #2 on: April 27, 2008, 03:55:58 PM » Author: sparkie
Beware - Pink is a warning colour, to warn you to change the lamp ASAP... or else   BANG!

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Re: Pink MH « Reply #3 on: April 27, 2008, 04:20:23 PM » Author: Mr. Big
Beware - Pink is a warning colour, to warn you to change the lamp ASAP... or else   BANG!


Very funny!

They can also go green and then BANG! ;D
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Re: Pink MH « Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008, 12:49:49 PM » Author: TudorWhiz
 actually green is being underpowered! usually that means a bad cap or missing one!
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Re: Pink MH « Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008, 03:13:23 PM » Author: Mr. Big
actually green is being underpowered! usually that means a bad cap or missing one!

What if it's a good cap! :P
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Re: Pink MH « Reply #6 on: April 29, 2008, 09:08:41 AM » Author: J-Frog
Then the lamp has a lot of thallium in it or it's a worn out CMH lamp.
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Re: Pink MH « Reply #7 on: May 01, 2008, 06:04:21 PM » Author: Michael
Then the lamp has a lot of thallium in it or it's a worn out CMH lamp.

Possibly the lamp was a MH filled with Thallium so the EOL colour will be Green!
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