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Mercury vapor in Tamarac Florida « on: April 16, 2020, 07:25:35 PM » Author: Wireman
Hello all from the wireman! Found this amazing site while searching Google about the H34 Mercury ballast. I really don't know why there are two types of 1000 watt ballasts. I know how the H34 works lower voltage higher current in the arc tube but why this design as well as the more common H36? Also I recently came across a Sylvania 175 watt MV lamp in a bulged tubular shape. I have no idea how old it is I'd say at least 30 years. I always thought Sylvania MV lamps were an elliptical design. Any thoughts? Mercury vapor lamps just really fascinate me.
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Re: Mercury vapor in Tamarac Florida « Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 09:18:45 PM » Author: High Intensity
Welcome aboard, Sylvania's older mercury vapor lamps were sold in the BT shape, as were a bunch of other brands at the time.
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Re: Mercury vapor in Tamarac Florida « Reply #2 on: April 17, 2020, 06:13:10 AM » Author: rjluna2
Welcome aboard, Wireman Smiley
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Re: Mercury vapor in Tamarac Florida « Reply #3 on: April 17, 2020, 06:28:31 AM » Author: sox35
Welcome also from the frozen North-East of Scotland  Grin Love Bulb Man
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Re: Mercury vapor in Tamarac Florida « Reply #4 on: April 17, 2020, 09:13:54 AM » Author: CreeRSW207
Welcome to the crew, wireman!
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Re: Mercury vapor in Tamarac Florida « Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 02:34:30 PM » Author: Wireman
Hey thanks everybody for the welcome! It's great to finally hookup with people who speak my language. Great to hear from you sox35! I was looking forward to visiting Scotland Inverness to be exact but that's on hold. I was wondering are sox lamps common in Scotland? They sure aren't in Florida. As an electrician since 2006 I've never worked on this type of lamp before. Is there any similarity to an hps ballast? Look forward to hearing from everyone soon!
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Re: Mercury vapor in Tamarac Florida « Reply #6 on: April 17, 2020, 03:41:07 PM » Author: sox35
Hey thanks everybody for the welcome! It's great to finally hookup with people who speak my language. Great to hear from you sox35! I was looking forward to visiting Scotland Inverness to be exact but that's on hold. I was wondering are sox lamps common in Scotland? They sure aren't in Florida. As an electrician since 2006 I've never worked on this type of lamp before. Is there any similarity to an hps ballast? Look forward to hearing from everyone soon!
Hey, Inverness is where my other half Sammi (Mandolin Girl) hails from, not been there myself as yet though.

SOX lamps are becoming rarer by the day, there are very few in service around here, I only know of a couple of places, unfortunately  Cry

Ballasts, that depends, on 240V you can get away with a simple inductive choke ballast and a parallel ignitor, but historically they were run on leak reactance transformers. In the US it's somewhat more complex due to the lower voltage, I'm not too familiar with running SOX on 120V, but I'm sure plenty of people will be able to advise you  Bulb Man LPS bulb
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Re: Mercury vapor in Tamarac Florida « Reply #7 on: April 17, 2020, 06:14:41 PM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
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Re: Mercury vapor in Tamarac Florida « Reply #8 on: April 17, 2020, 07:42:08 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
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Re: Mercury vapor in Tamarac Florida « Reply #9 on: April 25, 2020, 01:37:59 PM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
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Re: Mercury vapor in Tamarac Florida « Reply #10 on: May 29, 2020, 02:34:01 AM » Author: Silverliner
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Re: Mercury vapor in Tamarac Florida « Reply #11 on: June 06, 2020, 10:07:17 PM » Author: CEB1993
Welcome to LG Wireman  Smiley I'm in nearby South Carolina and collect old stock incandescents, halogens, and a few fluorescents. I am also interested in any type of HID lighting too. Looking forward to seeing your posts!
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