Talk:Ceramic discharge metal-halide lamp

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CMH instead of CDM?[edit]

Everywhere I've seen people talk about these lamps, the name has been Ceramic Metal Halide. CMH. The "discharge" part is useless, it just refers to high-intensity discharge (HID), which is the operating principle. This is a variation of metal halide lamps, and the discharge part should be removed. A simple web search also agrees with this view; "ceramic discharge metal halide" has almost no hits compared to "ceramic metal halide". Also, it should be added on the "CMH" page. I don't know how to edit all the stuff removing the word discharge, so somebody please do it. (talk) 10:52, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Operating principle?[edit]

A metal halide lamp works on basis of metal halides, not mercury and a noble gas. This should be reflected in the article. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).

Well, you might want to read this before you go off editing the article.
Atlant 23:24, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
Uh yes, this article totally forgot about the fact that metal halide lamps use metal halides to make light. The mercury and argon is used for easy starting only to get the lamp started and warming up when switched on cold. 06:06, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Removed paragraph[edit]

I have removed the following paragraph from the end of the article for the time being because it reads like a how-to guide (“Wikipedia is not a manual, guidebook, or textbook”) and because it seems quite out of place in the surrounding text, topic-wise.

Note: The igniters for the CMH lamps (the part that pulses electricity to the ballast to start the 'arc' across the lamp) are rated differently from that of a standard MH HQI lamp. Should you replace a faulty ignitor (usually a white plastic cased or bare aluminium cased part in the light fitting) with the incorrect ignitor the lamp will not strike.

::Travis Evans (talk) 11:02, 11 February 2009 (UTC)