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Metal Halide Lamps

Metal halide lamps are also known as an MH lamp. It is a HID (High Intensity Discharge), which means it provides most of its light from the electric arc within a small glass tube. These lamps are popular because of its excellent quality white light and good efficiency. The lamps also offer a long lamp life with up to 32000 hours for some MH lamps.

Why choose Metal Halide Lamps

Metal halide lamps are small compared to incandescent and fluorescent alternatives, while producing the same light output. This highly versatile lamp is available in various wattages for several applications from lighting up a back garden to an entire football pitch. If you're looking for an efficient lamp with excellent colour rendering and a long life then RS Components range of metal halide lamps need to be considered.

Typical Applications for Metal Halide Lamps

MH lamps are typically found in: Stadiums and Arenas Sports Fields Car Parks, Street Lighting due to their high performance and longevity.

Types of Metal Halide Lamp Caps

There are several different cap types for Metal Halide lamps, these include:

  • G12
  • G8.5
  • GX10
  • RX7s
  • RX7s-24

Can Metal Halide lamps be used outdoors?

Yes, the surrounding temperatures don't really impact how the lamp performs, making it very versatile.

Are Metal Halide lamps more economical than incandescent lamps?

Yes, compared to incandescent bulbs and other older technologies, metal halide bulbs use less energy, whilst offering a luminous efficiency. Metal Halide lamps can last up to 10 times longer than traditional incandescent lamps.

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