ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
600 KW 120/208 3 Phase Y protection
by Yooperup. 07/24/17 12:20 PM
1913 American Electrician's Handbook
by gfretwell. 07/20/17 01:08 PM
Green House wiring
by ghost307. 07/20/17 09:10 AM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by HotLine1. 07/18/17 08:06 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
239,316 Are you busy
174,780 Re: Forum
167,150 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 64 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#171909 - 12/08/07 05:17 PM 400W metal halide  
leland  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA
Hi Kids, This summer I changed out a canopy light. It was a clear metal halide. The guy called today he has 2 out. (4 total).
Quick cake tommorow.
Thinking I have some 400W multi vapors (frosted). do ya think they'll work? I think they should.Or should I cut the profit and just get the MH?
Thanx


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#171910 - 12/08/07 05:28 PM Re: 400W metal halide [Re: leland]  
renosteinke  Offline
Cat Servant
Member
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,316
Blue Collar Country
"Multi vapor" and "metal halide" are the same bulb. Ditto for frosted or not.

The only 'joker' in the deck is if the fixtures are 'open' fixtures. The newer 'open' fixtures are designed to accept a bulb with a slightly different base. It seems that older-style MH bulbs were quite capable of operating while cracked, allowing for harmful amounts of UV rays to escape. While the 'newer, safer' bulbs will go into any MH fixture, not every fixture will accept the older bulbs.


#171911 - 12/08/07 05:38 PM Re: 400W metal halide [Re: renosteinke]  
leland  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA
=="Multi vapor" and "metal halide" are the same bulb. Ditto for frosted or not.===

No way? I feel like such a dope.
Thanks for the answer, I'm gonna change all 4, I know it won't be long untill the last one goes.
Thank you Reno, They are all enclosed mogul base.


#171915 - 12/08/07 07:04 PM Re: 400W metal halide [Re: leland]  
sparkyinak  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,327
Alaska
Multi Vapor is to metal halide as Wirenuts is to solderless connecters. Multi Vapor is a GE trade name.


"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa


Member Spotlight
Trumpy
Trumpy
SI,New Zealand
Posts: 8,217
Joined: July 2002
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.013s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7598 MB (Peak: 0.8944 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-07-25 02:40:55 UTC