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Old 05-13-2010, 06:50 PM   #1
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"Foggy" DE MH Lamp

I recently bought 2 brand new XM 10K DE lamps, I dont plan on using them; just selling. I only paid $56 for the pair. They came in the mail today and both of them look "foggy" in the centers. Is this normal, does it go away when fired?
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Not sure what you mean exactly, but bulbs are test fired before they leave the factory so you will see some kind of scorch/burn marks in the envelope.
Can you take a pic of the bulbs?
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I tried to get a picture of it but you cant make it out in the picture. Maybe a better way to describe it would be light condensation inside the lamp. There are some white marks, probably from where it was fired.
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Even tho these are SE bulbs, the inside should look similar.

This is a newer bulb with only a few hrs on it.




This 1 has a little over a yr of use on it.


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Okay, thanks. They do look similar to that. btw What kind of camera are you using. I couldnt come close to getting a pic that close without them blurring and its 10.2 mp.
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Try the macro setting on your camera.
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Yep...macro setting. I have a Panasonic DMC-FZ28 10 mp.
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Here's pics of two brand new 10k DE bulbs. The first one is a USHIO the second one is one of the cheap bulbs available on eBay.

Btw, these pics were taken by my iPhone <g>.
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I got some decent pictures, hopefully you can see what Im talking about.
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Those are fine.
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