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H38 ballast and bulb wanted « on: June 21, 2020, 12:28:26 PM » Author: Bulbman256
Hey lg! so i am almost done moving and when i am i  will start a project that is a board with an 100w h38 mv ballast and lamp with a switch. I want to get a good classic merc bulb (nothing special, i don't really care for phosphor type and clear would also be acceptable. I just want something classic and dependable unlike the new china bulbs :sick:) Optional would be a proper h38 ballast that can run on 120v (i know i can use a 70w psmh ballast with ignitor delete but would like something completely spec correct.) Thanks for any offer althoug i dont ahve a paypal and the like so trading and if your near my area or coming thru kansas city then cash drop off/pickups would be good.  :)
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Re: H38 ballast and bulb wanted « Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 02:14:25 PM » Author: joseph_125
I found a fairly affordable NOS Advance H38 on eBay.
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Re: H38 ballast and bulb wanted « Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 04:16:34 PM » Author: Bulbman256
I found a fairly affordable NOS Advance H38 on eBay.

Thanks, i do need a recommendation of the lamp and i want a westy lifegard although phosphor type is not an issue or a a23 coated bulb ( the clears are hard to find and wayy pricer.) The Westy or other good reliable lamp is fine in clear too if that a little cheaper.
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Re: H38 ballast and bulb wanted « Reply #3 on: June 23, 2020, 07:53:22 PM » Author: joseph_125
If you can't find vintage lamps, I would go with EYE/Iwasaki for modern lamps, they're pretty decent for modern lamps and you can get them in medium and mogul based, both coated and clear.
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Re: H38 ballast and bulb wanted « Reply #4 on: June 23, 2020, 08:49:00 PM » Author: Bulbman256
If you can't find vintage lamps, I would go with EYE/Iwasaki for modern lamps, they're pretty decent for modern lamps and you can get them in medium and mogul based, both coated and clear.


Thanks man, probs not gonna find any old mercs avalible rn and i think i can get them on amazon, once i order the ballast all other parts can be bought at a hardware store or amazon. :) will get both clear and coated because both are awsome. :mv: 8)
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Re: H38 ballast and bulb wanted « Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 07:40:44 PM » Author: Bulbman256


Thanks man, probs not gonna find any old mercs avalible rn and i think i can get them on amazon, once i order the ballast all other parts can be bought at a hardware store or amazon. :) will get both clear and coated because both are awesome. :mv: 8)

Well uhh i found some cheap a23 mercs so i may get them (i will because a23 mercs are COOL) The are from 06' but phillips a23 mercs from there are great. I also a will try to get clear mercs.

And this is my 100th forum post so :P
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Re: H38 ballast and bulb wanted « Reply #6 on: June 24, 2020, 10:35:12 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
Would this work ? It's probably 70's-early 80's .   https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westinghouse-Lifeguard-H38MP-100-DX-100W-Mercury-Vapor-Light-Bulb-Lamp-USA/161402597112
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Re: H38 ballast and bulb wanted « Reply #7 on: June 30, 2020, 04:58:45 PM » Author: Bulbman256
I ordered my ballast today and when if it arrives safe i will go ahead and order the lamp i descibed above an an ed shaped ge 100w clear mogul lamp from the 80s :)
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Re: H38 ballast and bulb wanted « Reply #8 on: September 19, 2020, 06:36:12 PM » Author: HPS_250
Would this work ? It's probably 70's-early 80's .   https://www.ebay.com/itm/Westinghouse-Lifeguard-H38MP-100-DX-100W-Mercury-Vapor-Light-Bulb-Lamp-USA/161402597112

I got one of these last month, it’s from 1976. Very good quality H38 mercury lamp, and I’d recommend it if you want a lifeguard.
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