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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