Thread: Metal Halide Lights
11-26-2003, 12:08 AM #1
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Metal Halide Lights
I've noticed more and more rigs outfitted with the new Metal Halide flood lamps from Havis Shields in both 12volt and 220v.
I understand that they are brighter than quartz and draw less amps, but the price is pretty high.
Are the replacement lamps expensive? Anyone have likes / dislikes? Recommendations?
11-26-2003, 02:31 AM #2
Our new ambo will be showing up next week with them. We went down to RoadRescue in South Carolina to do a pre-delivery inspection... and I have to say they are very bright. I feel they're worth it on a smaller vehicle that doesn't have a generator, or on a larger truck without a hot-shift PTO generator... OR as backups to the AC system.
They are $$$, and I'm sure replacement bulbs aren't too cheap. I don't have that info at the moment though. I know some other guys on here have some trucks with them already, so they'll probably beat me to it.
11-26-2003, 09:01 AM #3
Do they have any kind of "warm up" period? Sometimes these things don't reach full brightness for a few minutes.Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.
11-27-2003, 09:43 AM #4
Metal HalideOriginally posted by nmfire
Do they have any kind of "warm up" period? Sometimes these things don't reach full brightness for a few minutes.
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