Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5
by SOX55 Great blended MV light without the ballast
Very good lamp for area and task lighting, indoors and out. It has the cooler spectrum of mercury vapor, but with a bit better CRI due to the ballast fillament. It'll drop right into an incandescent socket and give you much longer life and a good HID color without having to worry about the additional cost of retrofit/ballasting. Only downside is you sacrifice efficiency for the convenience, as it's not much more efficient than an incandescent. Perfect for hard to access fittings. Give it a try!
September 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by bugswilson Great value!
If you need the mercury vapor spectrum of light - you can't beat the price of this bulb. It's very bright, but doesn't use up the electricity of higher wattage MV bulbs. Since you can't get the ballasts anymore for the non-ballasted bulbs, the self-ballast is the only way to use a mercury vapor set-up now - unless you still have the old fixtures. Anyway . . . this is a really great value for price, wattage, and quality.
June 9, 2011