MadSci Network: Engineering

Re: Metal Halide light VR Halagen

Date: Wed Sep 15 07:08:58 1999
Posted By: Lawrence Skarin, Faculty, Electrical Engineering, Monroe Community College
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 937321265.Eg

The answer is no.  See:

for an explanation of Metal Halide lamp principles.  In fact, this CSW 
site does a good job explaining all kinds of lighting.

A halogen lamp is at heart an incandescent lamp, requiring nothing more 
than a voltage source.  A metal halide lamp is an arc lamp (like your 
household fluorescent), requiring in addition a ballast to initiate and 
control the arc.

Glad you asked the question.

Larry Skarin

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