Re: Mercury Vapour Lamps
Michael Eckardt asked:
>Can a mercury vapour bulb designed for the European 240V system be used
>safely in North America?
Yes! It should be perfectly safe. However you won't get much light out of it.
>At a given resistance, you'd have roughly half the voltage but twice the
>current flowing through it. Are these bulbs capable of handling this?
That must be the new electrical engineering. When I went to school, if you
lowered the voltage on a resistive load the current lowered also.
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