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horizontal and vertical lamps
    #502385 - 12/01/10 07:45 PM (6 years, 3 days ago)

hey folks

hope this is a legit question ,recently today we had a power outage where the power went off and on and ended up fucking my 400w mh lamp , thankfully i had a 600 hps kickin around so we got her up and running but i was wondering can any lamp run both horizontal and vertical because i no the lamp works fine vertical but i only got a horizontal hood right now and i dont want to loose this lamp to my inexperience with indoors ?

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Re: horizontal and vertical lamps [Re: dmtcorey]
    #502796 - 12/03/10 04:47 PM (6 years, 1 day ago)

Metal halides (I don't know about all) can only be run horizontally.

Knowing the bulb mfg would help.


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Re: horizontal and vertical lamps [Re: dmtcorey]
    #502799 - 12/03/10 05:02 PM (6 years, 1 day ago)

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dmtcorey said:
hey folks

hope this is a legit question ,recently today we had a power outage where the power went off and on and ended up fucking my 400w mh lamp , thankfully i had a 600 hps kickin around so we got her up and running but i was wondering can any lamp run both horizontal and vertical because i no the lamp works fine vertical but i only got a horizontal hood right now and i dont want to loose this lamp to my inexperience with indoors ?

thanks




It depends on the manufacturer AND part number.  Some manufacturers make both and/or universal position lamps.


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Re: horizontal and vertical lamps [Re: dmtcorey]
    #502937 - 12/04/10 02:31 AM (6 years, 1 day ago)

well some lights can be both.

I have some 100 watt hps that don't have reflectors and can be mounted however you like and you can add a reflector to it depending on how you want it to hang.


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Re: horizontal and vertical lamps [Re: Laysthepipe]
    #502986 - 12/04/10 11:39 AM (6 years, 19 hours ago)

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Laysthepipe said:
well some lights can be both.






That is what I meant by a "universal position".  That is the term the lamp manufacturers use.


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Re: horizontal and vertical lamps [Re: maryanne3087]
    #502998 - 12/04/10 12:40 PM (6 years, 18 hours ago)

so i guess this bulb works both ways !
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Metal halides (I don't know about all) can only be run horizontally.

Knowing the bulb mfg would help.



thats interesting be cause i have run mh lamps vertically


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Re: horizontal and vertical lamps [Re: dmtcorey]
    #503000 - 12/04/10 12:58 PM (6 years, 17 hours ago)

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so i guess this bulb works both ways !
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maryanne3087 said:
Metal halides (I don't know about all) can only be run horizontally.

Knowing the bulb mfg would help.



thats interesting be cause i have run mh lamps vertically




Running a lamp in a position it is not designed for will decrease its effective life.  Amongst other things, this has to do with how the lamps recharge between off/on cycles.

Also, keep in mind that a lamp's effective life is typically much shorter than it appears.  I see HID lamps running all of the time that have passed their effective lifespan (70-80% of rated output).


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