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Mercury Vapor Lights Columbus OH

Local resource for mercury vapor lights in Columbus. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to lighting specialists and lighting contractors, as well as advice and content on lighting options.

Capital City Daylighting
(614) 429-5937
238 Thurman Ave.
Columbus, OH
 
Bernard Electric Supply CO
(614) 221-5195
253 N 3rd Street
Columbus, OH
Services
Ceiling Fans, Lighting Fixtures Retail, Light Bulbs & Tubes Wholesale & Manufacturers, Lamp & Lamp Shade Parts & Supplies Retail, Electric Equipment & Supplies Job Lots
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Open Saturdays
Products
Lighting Equipment

Loeb Electric CO
(614) 436-8877
6300 Huntley Road
Columbus, OH
Services
Lighting Fixtures Wholesale & Manufacturers, Electric Equipment & Supplies Job Lots
Hours
Open Saturdays
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA

Loeb Electric
(740) 756-7540
4230 Coonpath Road
Carroll, OH
Services
Lighting Fixtures Wholesale & Manufacturers, Steel Products, Electric Equipment & Supplies Job Lots, Metal Tubes & Tubing Dealers, Data Communications Equipment & Systems
Products
Lighting Equipment

TEC Engineering & Design Inc
(614) 866-2868
7510 Slate Ridge Blvd.
Reynoldsburg, OH
 
Home Lighting Center
(614) 794-0777
6055 Cleveland Avenue
columbus, OH
 
Michael Matrka, Inc.
(614) 486-7707
1211 Chesapeake Ave.
Columbus, OH
Services
Flooring, Basement remodeling, Security, Lawn Care, Roofing, Home Automation, Additions, Bathroom remodeling, Painting, Air Conditioning & Cooling, Inspection Services, Plumbing, Lighting, Heating, Landscaping - garden, Central Heating System, Cleaning service
Company Information
Years in Business : 28 Years
Licensing Information
License # : No License Provided

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Loeb Electric CO
(614) 759-9525
1814 Brice Road
Reynoldsburg, OH
Services
Lighting Fixtures Wholesale & Manufacturers, Electric Equipment & Supplies Job Lots
Hours
24 Hour Service
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA

Signal Direct Systems
(614) 485-9806
1568 Broadview Terrace
Columbus, OH
Services
Audio / Video, Designing for Individuals with Special Needs, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Satellite, Home Networking, Home Health, Service Repair, iPhone / iPad integration
Brands
LG Electronics, Toshiba, Infocus, Sharp, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Panasonic, Harmon-Kardon, NAD, RBH Sound, PSB, M&K, Da-Lite, Vutec + many other product lines.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Scott McLain, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Digital Home Designs
(614) 453-2003
4948 Rosalind Ln
Powell, OH
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- John Scott, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Matt Toopes, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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Mercury Vapor Lighting : Electrical Online : Electrical Online

Learn the science behind mercury vapor lighting. This article explains the uses and benefits of mercury vapor lighting, and situations when you may want to choose it as a light source.

Mercury vapor lighting (also known as high pressure mercury vapor), often referred to as ‘lightning in a bottle’, is an effective commercial lighting option.

Mercury vapor lights use mercury and a ballast as do fluorescent lights, but the similarities end there. Instead of a near-vacuum, the mercury vapor light has a fill gas pressure close to that of surrounding air, and the gap between the electrodes is much, much smaller.

“Lightning in a Bottle”

Rather than the gentle glow of a long fluorescent tube, mercury lights are bright, compact sources. Mercury vapor lights, and their metal-halide cousins, have been described as “lightning in a bottle.” They are discharge sources like fluorescent, but the mercury vapor lights produce a blindingly bright continuous arc across the electrodes.

The higher pressure of the mercury vapor light changes the light’s output compared to the low pressures in a fluorescent bulb.

Very Visible Light

Instead of having predominantly ultraviolet light, the mercury vapor light produces predominantly visible light without the aid of phosphors. The light is very blue, but very much visible.

In some mercury vapor bulbs, an additive (a “dopant”) is mixed into the glass to block the remaining ultraviolet light.

Efficient Lighting Sources

Mercury vapor lights are very efficient, and are used in commercial landscaping, roadway overhead lighting, warehouse and factory lighting, and sports field lighting.

Like fluorescent lamps, they have a life that is measured in many thousands of hours.

Slow Warm-up Time

One noticeable characteristic of mercury vapor bulbs is a slow warm-up time. They emit only a very faint glow for the first couple of minutes, and do not reach full brightness for about ten minutes. If you quickly turn them off and back on, it takes several minutes again to regain full brightness.

Thanks to our guest lighting expert – Lance Kaczorowski, who brings a wealth of expertise to the site:

Kaczorowski, a native of New York City, now resides in Fort Wayne, IN.

Kaczorowski has a 4-year degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and also a 2-year degree in Electronics Engineering Te...

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