halide lamps are one of the fastest growing light sources in the
United States today.
Halide lamps have gone through a revolution of change and improvement
over the last several years. New technology, particularly pulse
start technology, now allows users to select among a broad variety
of lamp types to suit a wide range of applications. Venture Lighting
has developed many unique lamps to satisfy the needs of end users.
Advancements in lamp and ballast designs along with the inherent
qualities of metal halide lighting account for its phenomenal growth:
Versatility: Venture Lighting International has been responsible
for developing numerous innovative lamp types. Today there are almost
400 styles available. These new lamps types have made it possible
to use metal halide in almost any setting, including industrial,
commercial, retail and residential applications.
Efficiency: Metal halide is a highly efficient, compact source
of white light, available in a variety of different color temperatures
to accommodate users' needs. In contrast, high pressure sodium and
mercury lamps are very limited in the color and quality of light
they produce. The colors they generate are often unpleasing or inappropriate
for many applications. This helps explain why the use of metal halide
lamps continues to increase dramatically each year around the world.
This is best evidenced by Venture Lighting's Uni-Form® pulse
Life: Metal halide lamps have exceptionally long rated lives
of up to 30,000 hours, as seen in Venture's MS 400/BU/ER lamps.
Color: This light source can be manufactured to produce almost
any color of light desired (2700K - 20000K) and also offers an excellent
color rendering index (CRI) of 65-90+. Specialty lamps of specific
colors can also be produced, including; Blue Deluxe, Green Deluxe,
Aqua Deluxe, and Pink Deluxe. These lamps are unique in that no
filtration or gels are involved in the generation of color; instead,
the metal halides in the arc tube are selected for their ability
to generate individual saturated colors.
Ecology : Metal halide provides a partial solution to one of
the most challenging problems faced by our industrialized society
- the ecological impact of power generation. It is the smallest
high efficiency optical package available, and the most energy efficient
white light source known to man. Converting to energy efficient
metal halide lighting could save an estimated 10% of the total energy
consumed in the United States, resulting in a potential savings
to consumers of over 16 billion dollars each year. In addition,
dramatically reducing fossil fuel consumption would in turn reduce
emissions of pollutants, such as carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide
and nitrogen oxides. Long lasting and compact metal halide lamps
can also make a significant difference in the amount of solid waste
produced each year. Metal halide lamps provide 45 times the lumen
hours that incandescent lamps do so that relamping and lamp disposal
need to be performed less often.