Shatterproof High Intensity Discharge Bulbs
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Glass Surface Systems developed proprietary process that uses Teflon which produces
the safest shatter and explosion protection available for Metal Halide, Mercury Vapor, and
High Pressure Sodium lamps without reducing the lamp life or dimming the luminescence.
These lamps are used in industrial plants of every sort throughout the world; as well as
recreation facilities, dockyards, automobile repair shops, schools, farms,
parking lots, and many Municipalities.
HID’s or High Intensity Discharge light bulbs is where light is generated from an
electrical current passing through metal vapor.
A tube made of glass, with two electrodes on either side, is filled with gas. An arc of
electrical current is established between the two electrodes, the metallic vapor
discharges energy into the light that you see.
There are advantages that HID’s have over halogen and fluorescent lights, and actually, HID’s are being used more rather than halogen light bulbs for the headlights of an automobile. HID’s give better visibility when you are driving and they are even brighter than halogens. When you’re driving, you will be able to see farther and at night the light seems clearer, let alone, other drivers will be able to see you a lot better because of the brightness
of the light that the HID’s let off.
In all actuality, HID lights will last longer than the normal halogens light bulbs. Ordinary light bulbs have a filament in them that can burn out, HID’s doesn’t have that filament. Halogen lights only last, give or take, 450 – 1000 hours compared to HID’s that can last 2000 or even 3000 hours.
Little Known Fact
Did you know HID’s only use 35w compared to the
55w that most cars are equipped with?
If you are thinking of changing to High Intensity Discharge lighting for your car, make sure
you use the ballast that comes with the HID because HID’s only use 35w and normal
cars are set up, from the factory as 55w.
Also somewhere in between 150 – 550 hours, HID’s go through what manufacturers
call a “Color Shift” which means that the light that is emitted will change from a
yellowish color to more of a blue color. So make sure you get a matching pair,
if not the colors could possibly be different in the long run.
Kelvin Temperature is a traditional way of calculating the color of light based on how
hot it burns. The lower the Kelvin Temperature, the brighter the bulb.
You should always let the HID light bulb cool down before turning it back on, if you
keep turning it off and on it will reduce the life of the bulb.
And NEVER touch the bulb with your bare fingers, we all have oils that we emit
from our skin that can be deposited onto the bulb if we touch it
and it can actually damage the bulb.
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