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Re: Why do coloured Metal Halide lamps have such short lifespans? « Reply #15 on: August 11, 2018, 05:02:05 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
LED streetlights are easy to modify to color them, but it would be cool to see a street lit with colored metal hailde or even better mercury vapor lamps. Smiley
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Re: Why do coloured Metal Halide lamps have such short lifespans? « Reply #16 on: August 11, 2018, 09:58:01 PM » Author: BlueHalide
To anybody who lives around Chicago, if youre ever driving on I90 at night (around the Elgin and West Dundee area) there are a few large office buildings (all are same company) with large 1000w MH floods uplighting the building, The center building uses standard white lamps, but the other two buildings to the right and left use blue and pink/magenta lamps, it looks pretty cool
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Re: Why do coloured Metal Halide lamps have such short lifespans? « Reply #17 on: August 11, 2018, 10:27:48 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
Cool!
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Re: Why do coloured Metal Halide lamps have such short lifespans? « Reply #18 on: August 12, 2018, 04:48:39 PM » Author: MissRiaElaine
LED streetlights are easy to modify to color them, but it would be cool to see a street lit with colored metal hailde or even better mercury vapor lamps. Smiley
Not sure how you'd get different colours out of an MV..? I know you can modify LED's but they're just glare bombs, they just don't look the same as proper lamps  Sad
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Re: Why do coloured Metal Halide lamps have such short lifespans? « Reply #19 on: August 12, 2018, 05:45:11 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
You change the phosphor to get colors from a mercury vapor lamp.
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Re: Why do coloured Metal Halide lamps have such short lifespans? « Reply #20 on: August 14, 2018, 05:43:04 AM » Author: MissRiaElaine
You change the phosphor to get colors from a mercury vapor lamp.
Oh, ok. Has anyone ever made any though, don't recall seeing them anywhere  Huh?
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Re: Why do coloured Metal Halide lamps have such short lifespans? « Reply #21 on: August 14, 2018, 06:23:24 AM » Author: 589
You change the phosphor to get colors from a mercury vapor lamp.

Probably similar to how itís done with colored fluorescent lamps?
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Re: Why do coloured Metal Halide lamps have such short lifespans? « Reply #22 on: August 14, 2018, 06:52:14 AM » Author: MissRiaElaine
Probably similar to how itís done with colored fluorescent lamps?
I've no doubt, it's just that I've never seen them in use or for sale as with MH lamps.
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Re: Why do coloured Metal Halide lamps have such short lifespans? « Reply #23 on: August 14, 2018, 07:18:46 AM » Author: Fluorescent05
They are not made, but would be just like colored fluorescent except more red phosphor to compensate for the blue-green arc tube light.
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Re: Why do coloured Metal Halide lamps have such short lifespans? « Reply #24 on: October 29, 2018, 09:34:43 PM » Author: lightinglover8902
With colored metal halides in streelight fixtures, the road would be lit like a rainbow! But even better, mercury vapor blacklights in mercury vapor streetlighting fixtures would actually make the pavement lines glow.
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Re: Why do coloured Metal Halide lamps have such short lifespans? « Reply #25 on: October 30, 2018, 01:38:45 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
With colored metal halides in streelight fixtures, the road would be lit like a rainbow! But even better, mercury vapor blacklights in mercury vapor streetlighting fixtures would actually make the pavement lines glow.
Are there smaller than 400w sizes of MV blacklights and are they self ballasted?
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Re: Why do coloured Metal Halide lamps have such short lifespans? « Reply #26 on: October 30, 2018, 02:36:09 PM » Author: MissRiaElaine
Are there smaller than 400w sizes of MV blacklights and are they self ballasted?
Over here, we have 125W mercury blacklights, and 160W self-ballasted ones. Not sure about other sizes, those are the only two sizes I have. There are also small 4/6/8W T5 tubes.
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