Super Metalarc Pulse Start
Does you ballast have a “ignitor” or a “starter”?
If so, it is probably a Pulse Start Lamp. All Holophane Ad Vue HID fixtures require Pulse Start lamps as well as all Panel Vue and Sign Vue’s built after 2010 due to federal regulations.
Pulse start lamps have a few advantages over non-pulse start lamps. The premium performance of a pulse start lamp provides opportunities for higher maintained illumination levels and substantial energy savings. They tend to re-strike quicker, have better lumen maintenance, and have less color shift.
The most common pulse start lamp is the MS400/PS/BD only BT28 lamp. This lamp was in production until late 2016 when Sylvania replaced it with the MS400/PS/BD only ED 28. The lamp is almost identical except the ED 28 does not have the protruding nipple on the end of the lamp jacket. If you are looking at an expired lamp in your billboard light, it is probably an MS400/PS/BD BT28. Don’t worry, we’ll know exactly which one to give you.
The correct lamp for a bottom-mounted Ad Vue is the MS400/PS/BD only ED28. If you mount your Ad Vue from above, you have to use an MS400/PS/BU only ED28 lamp.
- Excellent lumen maintenance
- Quicker hot restrike
- Long average rated life
Super Metalarc Pulse Start Specifications *( 1,2 )
Product Specification Disclaimer*( 1, 2 )
*1. Manufacturers specifications are supplied by the manufacturer and are subject to change without notice. The data and information contained in these specification sheets are representative; the ratings supplied are suggested as guidelines and should only be used for evaluating your specific application.
**2. Although Reliable Electric Products Company Inc. has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of information by third parties, it is ultimately the customer’s responsibility to validate these specifications to ensure they are suitable for SAFE use in a particular application. Reliable Electric Products Company Inc. disclaims to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or liability.
Manufacturer's Extended Intended Use Disclaimer
3M industrial and occupational products are intended, labeled, and packaged for sale to trained industrial and occupational customers for workplace use. Unless specifically stated otherwise on the applicable product packaging or literature, these products are not intended, labeled, or packaged for sale to or use by consumers (e.g., for home, personal, primary or secondary school, recreational/sporting, or other uses not described in the applicable product packaging or literature), and must be selected and used in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and standards (e.g., U.S. OSHA, ANSI), as well as all product literature, user instructions, warnings, and other limitations, and the user must take any action required under any recall, field action, or other product use notice. Misuse of 3M industrial and occupational products may result in injury, sickness, death, or property damage. For help with product selection and use, consult your on-site safety professional, industrial hygienist, or other subject matter expert.