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mercury light

Posted by JR on November 13th, 2002 09:48 AM
In reply to Mercury light is too bright... by Pam on November 13th, 2002 09:24 AM [Go to top of thread]

Your electrician probably installed a Metal Halide fixture not Mercury -- Metal Halide produces a blue white light. High Pressure Sodium produces a yellow light. Swithching out a HID (High Intensity Discharge)lighting fixture is no more difficult than any other hard wired fixture. So, depending on your level of skill this is a task many can accomplish. You may want to keep the currently installed fixture and see what happens after the lamp ages a bit from use. The blue white will color shift and be less blue but never yellow. Three months or so of operation.

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