Metal Halide Lamps

Metal halide lamps are also known as an MH lamp. It is a HID (High Intensity Discharge), which means it provides most of its light from the electric arc within a small glass tube. These lamps are popular because of its excellent quality white light and good efficiency. The lamps also offer a long lamp life with up to 32000 hours for some MH lamps.

Why choose Metal Halide Lamps

Metal halide lamps are small compared to incandescent and fluorescent alternatives, while producing the same light output. This highly versatile lamp is available in various wattages for several applications from lighting up a back garden to an entire football pitch. If you’re looking for an efficient lamp with excellent colour rendering and a long life then RS Components range of metal halide lamps need to be considered.

Typical Applications for Metal Halide Lamps

MH lamps are typically found in: Stadiums and Arenas Sports Fields Car Parks, Street Lighting due to their high performance and longevity.

Types of Metal Halide Lamp Caps

There are several different cap types for Metal Halide lamps, these include:

  • G12
  • G8.5
  • GX10
  • RX7s
  • RX7s-24

Can Metal Halide lamps be used outdoors?

Yes, the surrounding temperatures don’t really impact how the lamp performs, making it very versatile.

Are Metal Halide lamps more economical than incandescent lamps?

Yes, compared to incandescent bulbs and other older technologies, metal halide bulbs use less energy, whilst offering a luminous efficiency. Metal Halide lamps can last up to 10 times longer than traditional incandescent lamps.


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RS Stock No. 305-6882
Mfr. Part No.H400D
BrandOsram
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400 W GES/E40 Tubular HQI-T - - 32000 lm 275 mm Clear - - 5200K 46mm -
RS Stock No. 743-454
Mfr. Part No.4008321677884
BrandOsram
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400 W GES/E40 Elliptical HQI-E Universal Enclosed 34000 lm 290 mm Diffused - - 5200K 120mm 12000h
RS Stock No. 743-460
Mfr. Part No.4008321677846
BrandOsram
SGD67.63
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250 W GES/E40 Tubular HQI-T Universal Enclosed 20000 lm 225 mm Clear 90 No 5200K 46mm 12000h
RS Stock No. 182-6926
Mfr. Part No.H250SW
BrandOsram
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250 W Fc2 Linear HQI-TS/WDL Horizontal - 22000 lm 163 mm Clear 80 - 3200K 25mm 12000h
RS Stock No. 182-6932
Mfr. Part No.H400SN
BrandOsram
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400 W Fc2 Linear HQI-TS/WDL Horizontal - 38000 lm 206 mm Clear 88 - 4200K 31mm 12000h
RS Stock No. 566-819
Mfr. Part No.H70SW
BrandOsram
SGD24.64
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70 W RX7s Linear HQI-TS/WD Horizontal Enclosed 6200 lm 117 mm Clear 75 - 3000K 19mm 12000h
RS Stock No. 743-448
Mfr. Part No.H250ED
BrandOsram
SGD96.01
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250 W GES/E40 Elliptical HQI-E Universal Enclosed 19000 lm 226 mm Diffused 90 - 5200K 90mm 12000h