4 articles HID & Metal Halide

Replacing HID with LED in High Bay Applications Offers Potential Benefits But Requires Careful Analysis

Warehouse Lighting

The lighting for warehouses, manufacturing facilities, industrial work spaces, big box retail and gymnasiums often consists of high bay fixtures equipped with and HID light source — usually metal halide lamps. The higher wattage metal halide bulbs used in the high bay ceiling fixtures provide the lumen output and general lighting distribution required for these…

Going Greener by Recycling Burnt Out Bulbs

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One of the main benefits of replacing incandescent and halogen lighting with CFL or LED is the lower energy usage and bills that result. Even these types of bulbs burn out, making all types of light bulbs prime candidates for recycling. Incandescent & Halogen Bulbs The bad news is that incandescent and halogen light bulbs…

What Does the Metal Halide Lamp Specification “Luminaire Requirement” Mean?

All metal halide lamps produce light from an electrical discharge contained in an arc tube. An outer glass envelope or “bulb” surrounds the arc tube. If the arc tube ruptures, the debris, including halide compounds, relies on the outer glass of the bulb for containment. When buying metal halide bulbs, you should see a specification called…

What to Know About Mercury in Light Bulbs

Mercury is highly toxic to humans and wildlife. Fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent, germicidal, blacklight, metal halide and other HID light bulbs all contain mercury compounds. Incandescent, halogen and LED bulbs do not contain mercury. Extreme care should be taken in both the handling of broken light bulbs and the disposal of burned out bulbs that…