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Venture Lighting is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art metal halide lamps. Venture® lamps are offered in a wide range of wattages now in both our standard and Uni-Form® pulse start technology, with a variety of bases and outer jackets, available in both open and enclosed fixture rated designs.


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Standard Metal Halide

High Pressure Sodium
Guideform Specs for Lamps  
The pulse start metal halide lamp(s) shall be Venture®, Uni-Form® pulse start product description or Venture part #______________ ANSI type M_ _ _/E. If used in an open luminaire, the lamp must be rated Open Fixture (O) which incorporates a quartz arc tube shroud and carries an ANSI code of M_ _ _/O. Venture designates their open rated pulse start lamps as "MP". The lamp carries a one year replacement warranty; or when operated with a Venture ballast, the limited two year warranty (assuming 5000 avg. burn hrs./year).  
  Lamp Shape and Base Comparison  
  Warranty Information  
  Proper Use  
  Lamp Life  
  Group Relamping Is Effective Lighting Management  

Lamp Description Code:
Your lamp has an imprinted code that identifies the important features you need to select a replacement. A complete explanation appears below.

Lamp Description Example:
MP 350W/C/V/ED28/PS/737

Lamp Type:
150 watt Uni-Form® pulse start lamp, open luminaire rated, universal burning, coated

Metal halide type
Lamp wattage
Outer jacket finish
Operating position: Vertical
Bulb shape and diameter, if non-standard
start lamp
Color temperature and CRI: 3700K with 70 CRI


BU Lamps designed for base up (±15°) operating position

V Lamps designed for a vertical (±15°) operating position

C Lamps with a coated (diffuse) outer jacket

DE Double ended lamp

ED## Bulb shape and diameter in 1/8 in. (i.e. diameter of ED28 is 3.5 in.)

EL A Uni-Form pulse start metal halide lamp designed for operation on electronic ballasts in dimming applications

H75 Lamps designed for horizontal operation (±75° from horizontal)

HBD Lamps designed for horizontal to base down operating position (typically base down ±90°, except 1500W which is base down ±105°)

HBU Lamps designed for horizontal to base up operating position (or base up ±90°, except 1500W which is base up ±105°)

HOR Horizontal high-performance probe start lamps designed for horizontal ±45° operation; uses POM base

LU White-Lux® lamp - MH lamp for use with HPS ballast
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MBIL High wattage, double ended lamp

MED Medium base

MH Metal halide, typically universal "U", "HBU" or "HBD" operating positions

MP Uni-Form pulse start lamps with a protected (shrouded) arc tube designed for open luminaires

MPI Lamps with a protected (shrouded) arc tube designed to replace standard (probe start) lamps in open luminaires

MS High output MH lamps for dedicated operating positions

PAR## Parabolic reflector lamp - the number (##) is lamp diameter in 1/8 in.

PS Pulse start lamp

U Universal operating position

## Reflector lamp beam angle ## in degrees at 50% of center beam candlepower

27K 2700K correlated color temperature

3K 3000K - 3200K correlated color temperature

4K 3700K - 4000K correlated color temperature

5K 5000K correlated color temperature

6K 6500K correlated color temperature

10K 10,000K correlated color temperature

950 Natural White™ lamp, 5000K, high CRI lamps (90+)

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