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Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « on: December 25, 2019, 02:47:30 PM » Author: Jovan
Hello to everyone.Do you use MH lights indoors and are they reliable and how long they last ?
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #1 on: December 25, 2019, 11:03:13 PM » Author: dor123
I've a 70W double ended MH tracklight in my room at my hostel and three 70W double ended MH lamps of Sylvania, Osram and Venture.
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 06:59:56 AM » Author: Jovan
I've a 70W double ended MH tracklight in my room at my hostel and three 70W double ended MH lamps of Sylvania, Osram and Venture.

Is this too bright for room and is CRI good ?
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019, 07:07:29 AM » Author: dor123
It is very bright. The CRI is dependent on the halide chemistry inside the lamp.
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #4 on: December 26, 2019, 08:10:14 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
You have to remember that with discharge lighting, they don't like frequent switching, and they need to be run for at least 4 or 5 hours at a time. Preferably only one or two switching cycles a day.
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #5 on: December 26, 2019, 09:16:03 AM » Author: Cole D.
Some stores use MH fixtures indoors, in troffers and high/low bays.
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #6 on: December 26, 2019, 10:02:42 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
Some stores use MH fixtures indoors, in troffers and high/low bays.
Yes, but they will be only switched once a day and will be run for a long time.
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #7 on: December 26, 2019, 03:36:07 PM » Author: Jovan
You have to remember that with discharge lighting, they don't like frequent switching, and they need to be run for at least 4 or 5 hours at a time. Preferably only one or two switching cycles a day.

So it is ideal for shops and museums.
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #8 on: December 26, 2019, 03:37:36 PM » Author: Jovan
Some stores use MH fixtures indoors, in troffers and high/low bays.

As I saw these lamps have good CRI (80 or better) and long life.
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #9 on: December 26, 2019, 03:39:46 PM » Author: Jovan
It is very bright. The CRI is dependent on the halide chemistry inside the lamp.

That is good.If lamp has Hg inside the arc tube,CRI should be lower ,right ?
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #10 on: December 26, 2019, 04:00:37 PM » Author: sox35
So it is ideal for shops and museums.
Yes, they are ideal for that  Cool
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #11 on: December 27, 2019, 01:06:40 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
I regularly light all sorts of lamps from 7 to 1500 watts in my house with no I'll effects.
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #12 on: December 27, 2019, 02:54:05 PM » Author: Jovan
I regularly light all sorts of lamps from 7 to 1500 watts in my house with no I'll effects.

In winter times you have heat and light in one.
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Re: Can Metal Halide lamps be used indoors ? « Reply #13 on: December 27, 2019, 04:33:08 PM » Author: sox35
In winter times you have heat and light in one.
We know all about that, the 400W HPS and 1000W MV lamps we have are excellent space heaters  Grin Cheesy
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