How long your UV light works before the bulb quits!

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    sissy sissy

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    Not sure but what my box's say DO NOT TOUCH BULB , is true or not but they put it in big letters on each box
     
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    Smaug God makes perfect. I just dug the hole

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    Oils from your touch can cause the gas to fail in that area from high temps.
     
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    Smaug God makes perfect. I just dug the hole

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    Well Randy maybe I'll get one of your charity children as an exchange student this year. Brazilian this past school year and a Thai the year before that. Charity begins at home and we do it by being charitable within our own home.
     
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    Excellent ! (y)
     
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    Smaug God makes perfect. I just dug the hole

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    I meant to say "glass to fail in that area" not gas.
     
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    The basic issue of this discussion of UV quality seems to circle around the lower cost medium pressure bulbs which have a broader UV wavelength vs higher cost low pressure bulbs which have a narrower wavelength. It seems low Pressure lamps emit one single wavelength (254nm), whereas Medium Pressure lamps emit a broad band of wavelengths all over the germicidal UV areas (200 - 415 nm). So which is better?
    Here is an article supporting the use of medium pressure units over low pressure units.
    Medium Pressure UV Lamps Give More for Less

    Personally I can only attest to the fact that my inexpensive medium pressure unit works great for what I use it for, making the water clear. Since it works so well for what I'm using it for, I have to ask what would be the point of spending 3 or 4 times more for another type of UV unit?
     
    Mucky_Waters, Jun 22, 2016
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