Affects of Dimming

Understanding the Affects of Dimming CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY OPERATED ON DIMMING BALLASTS All EYE Metal Halide lamps, except, Multi-Metal Ace™ family, can be dimmed up to 80% of the lamp nominal wattage on EYE Lighting approved dimming ballast systems. Lamps must be operated at least 15 minutes at full power prior to dimming. Dimming systems that…

Operating Positions

Understanding HID Lamp Operating Positions Lamps must be operated in their specified operating positions in order to maximize lamp performance and life. Incorrect operating positions may also create the possibility of a lamp rupture.Because of these factors it is imperative that users adhere to the specified operating positions and fixture requirements. The following chart shows…

Bulb Shapes and Dimensions

Understanding Bulb Shapes and Dimensions Lamp Maximum Overall Length (M.O.L.):* MOL is measured from the end of the lamp base to the top of the outer jacket. Light Center Length (L.C.L.):† The distance from the light center to a specified reference point on the lamp. Diameter: The diameter is the maximum diameter of the glass…

Rated Lamp Life

Understanding Rated Lamp Life HID LAMP LIFE Average Rated Life is the life value assigned to a particular lamp type. Statistically, Average Rated Life is a numeric value in hours of the median, (50% point), of a population of lamps that remain operating. For example, if a lamp had an Average Rated Life of 10,000…