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Metal Halide advice needed
Ok...so I think I'm getting closer to deciding what I want. For just the
looks, shadow effects, and for the open top design, I will go with metal
halide. The problem is: which setup.
It's so confusing.
- You have to buy a ballast that is matched for a bulb. Which bulb
manufacturer makes really good bulbs?
- Should I go with an electronic or conventional ballast.
- Mass produced?
- Hanging pendants or suspended fixture of sorts.
- How about reflectors if I go with DIY? Flat polished aluminum or one of
those "Spider" reflectors? How good are they anyway? I would want a fixture
that was somewhat tall (~ 1 foot or so) so that you couldn't really see the
bulb and the reflector really aims to light downwards...
Any ideas? Comments? All are welcome.
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