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mercury vapor lamps
The mercury vapor lamp is the oldest type of high-intensity discharge lighting, used primarily for street lighting.

Mercury vapor lamps provide about 50 lumens per watt. They cast a very cool blue/green white light. Most indoor mercury vapor lamps in arenas and gymnasiums have been replaced by metal halide lamps. Metal halide lamps have a higher color rendition index and a higher efficacy. However, like high-pressure sodium lamps, mercury vapor lamps have longer lifetimes (16,00024,000 hours) than metal halide lamps.

Significant energy savings are also possible by replacing old mercury vapor lamps with newer high-pressure sodium lamps.

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