When it comes to finding very bright, highly efficient, high light quality, long life light bulbs for your office lighting, production facility, warehouse lighting, or other large buildings, most people choose Sylvania M400 metal halide light bulbs. Clearly the Metalarc series is the most popular due to Sylvania's attention to detail on product quality. Bulbs made by other manufacturers might be referred to as Multi-Vapor. While the technical term for the bulb is M400/C/U, they are simply referred to as 400 watt Metal Halide bulbs or 400 watt Sylvania Metalarc light bulbs. These high-octane bulbs really pack a punch and offer users a bright white light to work under.
Think about the times you've needed gas in your car and you drive up to an area with two stations. One station has a yellow or orange tint to its light; the other has bright white color. All things being equal, most people will choose the station with the bright white light. Chances are the white light that you saw was provided by a Sylvania Metal Halide light bulb. This one simple choice can mean a lot to a business owner who is fighting for every customer possible. In another scenario, imagine the new warehouse facility you are working in has metal halide lighting. The paperwork you use will be clear and visible, the many products on the shelf will be easier to see, and potential hazards will be noticeable, potentially avoiding accidents.
The most recognizable physical feature of this bulb is its unique shape. It is a bulb-within-a-bulb, meaning that the smaller bulb, which is located where the filament of a light bulb typically is, creates the light, while the surrounding shell serves to keep the special mix of inert gasses surrounding the center tube. The bulb produces light by allowing energy to pass through the arc tube, heating up special elements of the bulb and producing the visible light and heat byproduct. Metal Halide lighting contains some really efficient technology designed to provide the highest light output with the lowest possible energy consumption. This model has a large base, called a mogul base or E39 base and is coated with white phosphor to ensure the light produced will be evenly distributed throughout the area. The bulb is offered in a clear glass design standard and is available in a coated design too, for an even light spread.
You might have heard that these types of light bulbs show color very poorly. Well, in the case of the Sylvania Metalarc 400 watt coated light bulb, that is just not the case. The CRI of the bulb is 70, which means the color quality of this Metal Halide bulb is comparable to normal fluorescent lighting. In many modern facilities, this is the only type of light bulb used at all. The bottom line is you won't have to sacrifice quality and performance to save money each month on energy. The M400/C/U truly gives you the best of both worlds.
If you currently use GE MVR400 Multi-Vapor bulbs or Philips Switch Start Metal Halide MH400 bulbs, you should really consider upgrading to the Sylvania Metalarc line of products. Sylvania puts more energy and effort into quality control and it shows in the excellence of their products. Combine that quality with our high level of service, and you've got a really great lighting solution. Not to mention the wide variety of metal halide light bulbs, as well as mercury vapor light bulbs and high pressure sodium light bulbs available as well. When you buy your Sylvania light bulbs from eLightBulbs, you also get low prices and excellent old fashioned service with helpful representatives to help you in choosing the right light bulb.