Bulb and inverter question

Todd Redhead todd.redhead at sympatico.ca
Thu Apr 4 19:28:36 EST 2002

Couple of questions:

I've been given a couple of old photography lights - how can I tell if
they are MV or not?  The bulb looks like what I would call a 'farm yard
light' and has the following written on it:  ECV, 1000W,  G.E, 120V and
3200degK.  The socket looks like any other MV ceramic socket as far as I
can tell.

2nd Question - I think I read somewhere that you need a 600 watt
inverter to start a 175watt MV bulb working off a battery.  Is this true
- why can't I use a 300 watt inverter?




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