American Mercury Vapor Ballasts Section: Mercury Vapor ballasts have now been discreased,and are generally no longer big quantity.Some Metal Halide ballasts will also operate the equal,Mercury Vapor lamp – 175w, 250w, 400w and 1000w.
The mercury vapor lamp is a high intensity discharge lamp. It uses an arc through vaporized mercury in a high pressure tube to create very bright light directly from it’s own arc. This is different from fluorescents which use the mercury vapor arc to create a weaker light that mainly creates UV light to excite the phosphors.
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The poor quality of the high pressure sodium ballast will cause the lighting used during the super load operation, work or not stability Na-T1-In metal halide lamp from European manufacturing technology, the excellent performance of the lamp start, equipped with general inductance type American Mercury Vapor Ballasts circuit, only need to trigger in the power supply voltage (220V), with lower peak voltage (less than or equal to 750V) can start the work lamp.
The photoelectric performance parameters of a stable light, with a long life (average life 20000h), the characteristics of high luminous maintenance rate. After the performance improvement of Na-Tl-In type metal halide lamp, can be equipped with the same power type ballast for high pressure mercury lamp and high pressure sodium lamp ballast, and the average life of the metal halide lamp can still reach the required 20000h.
So the metal halide lamp without changing the electrical appliances in the original lighting device can be conveniently replaced the original high pressure mercury lamp or high pressure sodium lamp, it is better than the former improves the light efficiency and improve the light color, also than the latter greatly improved chromogenic properties.
Main parameters of the changes see table 2Sc-Na metal halide lamp from the manufacturing technique of the United States, the discharge tube structure similar to high pressure mercury lamp, working lamp the trigger and by means of the ballast for high open circuit voltage and lamp starting electrode effect, the lamp start working. If the Sc-Na type metal halide lamp using the Na-T1-h metal halide lamp circuit, not only will enable early lamps increase failure (initiation trigger fragile lamp electrode), shorten the lamp life expectancy, and increase the lamp light attenuation.
Using different metal halide lamp “magnetic ballast and starter circuit of the decay curves on the one hand improve discharge tube structure, the abolition of the starting electrode, as shown in Figure 10B and improved chemical formula and manufacturing process, to improve the starting performance of the lamp, thus comprehensively improved the performance of the lamp.
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Generally you can use a lower wattage metal halide lamp ballast to replace mercury vapor. Metal Halide is about 25% brighter than mercury Vapor. Because the lower wattage Metal Halide Ballasts are Pulse-Start, they cannot be used with Mercury Vapor lamps.