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Mercury Uplit Building
took this a few Years ago....Bank in corpus Christi,Texas-2005

Location-816 N Carancahua St, Corpus Christi, TX
Keywords: Lit_Lighting

Mercury Uplit Building

took this a few Years ago....Bank in corpus Christi,Texas-2005

Location-816 N Carancahua St, Corpus Christi, TX

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Album name:Form109 / Night Scenery/Night Shots
Lamp Type:MV
Filesize:126 KiB
Date added:Jan 11, 2010
Dimensions:500 x 375 pixels
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FGS   [Jan 11, 2010 at 02:48 AM]
Whoa!! That's quite a rare sight! I actually never saw a building being lit by MVs. Beautiful! What light it now? Do you know?
GullWhiz   [Jan 11, 2010 at 02:50 AM]
We have a building that is lit in a similar way in Baltimore City, but they are actually 1000 watt MHs but they have a very bluish-greenish hue shining on the building!

Either they are actually MV, or they are Pulse Start MV which will NOT be banned due to the MV ban. The bad side of the pulse start MV is shorter life....
FGS   [Jan 11, 2010 at 02:55 AM]
Where did you hear that the MV pulse start lamps are spared from the 2016 ban? Do anyone else other than EYE make PS MVs?
GullWhiz   [Jan 11, 2010 at 03:09 AM]
FGS   [Jan 11, 2010 at 03:51 AM]
Wondering if those will be available in higher wattage. Like for lighting the gardens area of hardware stores or whatever place that sells plants.

Why the PSMVs have a shorter life span? Small electrodes or something?
Form109   [Jan 11, 2010 at 04:01 AM]
i dont know what lights it Now....havent been down there Since 2005.
Medved   [Jan 11, 2010 at 06:44 AM]
@FGS: I guess they define the "EOL" as 70% of intial lumens (and not "50% fully dead"), then it is quite good result for MV (they are mostly at ~40% lumens at the "old definition" rated life). At second, they operate at increased pressure (see the CRI, it is about 20, while "standard" MV has ~15), but i think this is more result of the smaller arctube seal (only one conductor has to pass), what yield higher temperature of this usual "cold spot".
dor123   [Jan 13, 2010 at 01:45 PM]
Looks like a green metal halide lamps as the light is too green and bright for clear mercury lamp. this could be overexposured picture. here in israel floodlights that lights buildings are only equipped with HPS and MH lamps.
FGS   [Jan 13, 2010 at 07:30 PM]
Slim chance this is colored MHs. They're really expensive. Mebbe they're greened out from age. I have seen them this green.

@dor123 - You're from Israel? Do you know of a brand called Silvine? Just curious. I have a 35w HPS that is branded Silvine and the refractor is from Israel. I am trying to find out the model number of it. It's in my album. Thanks.
dor123   [Jan 13, 2010 at 08:28 PM]
I don't know of this brand. here in israel there is no bulbs production and the only companies that manufactures and exports fixtures and ballasts to the world are "Gaash Lighting Factories" for fixtures and "Eltam Ein-hashofet" for ballasts
GullWhiz   [Jan 13, 2010 at 10:52 PM]
Dor123, welcome to Gallery of Lights! Hope you enjoy the page! If you need any help, let me know! I have some members of family on my dad's side that lives in Israel by the way!
Form109   [Jan 14, 2010 at 02:04 AM]
remember the Camera Does Exaggerate the Greenish (...)
streetlight98   [Apr 02, 2011 at 08:46 PM]
Now that's a site!!! Puse start Mercury Vapor? Never heard of it before. Is that something new? Can they be operated on standard MV ballasts?
Form109   [Oct 27, 2019 at 01:52 AM]
To my best knowledge Pulse start mercury opperates on pulse start MH ballasts.
traffic light1   [Nov 05, 2019 at 12:46 AM]
Nice pic !
joe_347V   [Nov 11, 2019 at 07:32 AM]
Yeah they did, unfortunately EYE was the only one that made them and I believe they got discontinued a couple of years ago.

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