First we need to find out if mercury vapor lamp as the light of how and where is the advantage that we should be interested in HPS grow lights compared with high pressure mercury lamps in lighting?
High pressure mercury lamp with inert gas composition including mercury and is made of quartz tube (because quartz does not absorb UV rays) at high pressure. This is used mercury vapor lamps to glow when having a large enough current, flash of light in the violet and ultraviolet ignored. However, mercury is toxic; light bulbs emit ultraviolet if long-term exposure will affect health.
It takes a voltage of several hundred Volt, the new ball can operate so this is kind of shadow power consumption of other adults.
In the campaign to raise environmental protection conference was held to discuss the composition of high-pressure mercury lamps that different with HPS grow lights is illuminated in urban areas and industrial zones, problems concerned about bulbs is being discussed more active when there are many people interested.
HPS bulbs and high-pressure mercury lamps have the same functionality as urban street lighting. But the ball HPS has many outstanding features and better illumination compared to high-pressure mercury lamp.
According to statistics on the composition shows HPS lamp contains no hazardous materials, no lead components such as in high-pressure mercury lamp. Previously, traditional lamps are manufactured with components containing toxic mercury affect human health and the surrounding environment. With the development of chemical industry and environmental protection consciousness of people, the researchers have created high-pressure sodium bulbs do not contain mercury, but the main ingredient is sodium does not cause environmental pollution.
HPS bulb is composed of mixtures created with high luminous efficiency than those of high-pressure mercury lamps have the same capacity. Along with power uptime 1W power consumption of HPS lamp luminous efficiency has doubled compared with mercury lamps. In addition to performance advantages, wide illuminance, high quality, longevity of high pressure sodium lamps are also much more prolonged, reaching more than 20,000 hours whereas mercury lamps is only about 4000 hours.
Check electrical safety, lamps typically operate at low voltage, low heat so the fit characteristics for street lighting. High-pressure mercury lamps usually occurs voltage instability will occurred case bulb fire, turn off the lights easy ball. The use of lamps have overcome this problem and reduce the risk of traffic accidents happen at night in urban areas.
In general, the use of HPS grow lights compared with high-pressure mercury lamps to achieve more benefits, mercury lamps have however installation costs much cheaper than HPS lamps. But in the long term, the effect caused by HPS grow lights provide still worth considering installing.
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