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Metal Halide Lamps: Enclosed Rated vs Open Rated
Posted by Kolmart.com on 1/4/2011
Depending on the type of fixture being used, metal halide lamps are available for both enclosed fixtures (ANSI/e) or open fixtures (ANSI/o, ANSI/s or ANSI/p). The /o, /s or /p are protected lamps, meaning they have a secondary protective filament casing and will not explode or catch fire...

HID Ballast Wiring Diagrams
Posted by Kolmart.com on 12/1/2010
HID Ballast Wiring Diagrams
Ballast Wiring Diagrams for HID ballast kits including Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium Lighting ballasts. Most magnetic HID ballasts are multi-tap, meaning they can be connected to several different voltages. Here we display wiring diagrams...

Metal Halide vs High Pressure Sodium
Posted by Kolmart.com on 11/7/2010
Metal Halide vs High Pressure Sodium
We get asked a lot about to explain the differences and similarities between metal halide and high pressure sodium lighting for exterior applications.

Preference for Lighting Applications:
The question to ask is if you want a white light or an amber colored light. White metal halide light works well for certain applications and some applications are better with high pressure sodium.

HID ANSI Code Guide
Posted by Kolmart.com on 10/2/2010
HID ANSI Code Guide for HID Ballasts and Lamps including Mercury Vapor, Low Pressure Sodium, High Pressure Sodium and Metal Halide. All HID ballast and lamps have an ANSI number on them. Use this code sheet to determine your ballast or lamp wattage. Ballast and lamp ANSI codes should always match, meaning if you have an M59 ballast, you should use an M59 lamp for example.
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