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LAMP SAFETY AND HANDLING

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TUNGSTEN HALOGEN AND INCANDESCENT LAMPS
FLUORESCENT LAMPS
METAL HALIDE & HIGH PRESSURE SODIUM DISCHARGE LAMPS
HIGH PRESSURE XENON ARC LAMPS
XENON ARC LAMP DISPOSAL
CERAMIC XENON LAMP - SAFETY HAZARD
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS) FOR EMARC®
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR SōLARC®
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS) FOR HIGH PRESSURE MERCURY LAMPS
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR KOOPTECH WASHER & DRYER FOR 3D GLASSES

TUNGSTEN HALOGEN AND INCANDESCENT LAMPS

  • DANGER! Halogen lamps operate at extremely high temperatures that can cause serious physical injuries and property damage.
  • Only use Halogen lamps in Halogen-approved fixtures. Fixtures should fully contain any parts of the Halogen lamp upon the event of a lamp burst.
  • Do not use Halogen lamps in close proximity of paper, cloth or other combustible materials that can cause a fire hazard.
  • Lamps are very fragile. Do not drop, crush, bend or shake them. Vibration or impact will cause filament breakage and short lamp life.
  • Do not touch the Halogen bulb surface or inside reflectors with your bare hands. Oils from skin can lead to breakage or shorten the life of the lamp. Use clean gloves or lint-free cloth for installation and removal.
  • Clean any dirt, oil, or lint away from the lamp with alcohol and a lint-free cloth or tissue. Any foreign particles or materials on the bulb surface can cause hot spots on the bulb and result in lamp failure.
  • Never touch the lamp when it is on, or soon after it has been turned off, as it is hot and may cause serious burns.
  • Do not look directly at the operating lamp for any period of time; this may cause serious eye injury.
  • Always turn off the electrical power before inserting, removing, or cleaning the lamp.
  • Affix the lamp securely in the socket. Improper installations will cause electrical arcing, overheating and short life to lamp and socket. Replace lamp holders and sockets when necessary.
  • Keep the temperature of the Halogen lamp seal below 350° C.
  • Keep the temperature of the Halogen bulb wall above 250° C.
  • Keep the temperature of the Halogen lamp bulb wall below 800° C.
  • Make sure lamps of specified wattage and voltage are only used in appropriately rated fixtures. Unspecified use will lead to short lamp life, breakage and overheating of fixture.
  • Lamps should not be operated beyond the total rated voltage. Avoid the use of dimmers that may drive your lamp over its rated voltage.
  • Operate the lamp only in the indicated burn position. Failure to do so will lead to overheating and shortened lamp life.
  • Use an external fuse when required.
  • Do not allow one lamp to directly expose another. This may lead to overheating and shortened lamp life.

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FLUORESCENT LAMPS

  • Fluorescent lamps operate at high surface temperatures that can cause serious physical injuries. Turn power off and allow adequate time (approximately 10 minutes) for the lamp to cool before attempting replacement.
  • In order to avoid the risk of electrical shock, make sure the power to the fixture is turned off when replacing a lamp.
  • Lamps are very fragile. Do not drop, crush, bend or shake them. Fluorescent tubes may shatter with considerable force when broken.
  • To ensure that the lamps remain in the sockets for the duration of the operation, make sure that the fixture's sockets are not worn prior to installation of the lamps. If the lamps are installed in worn sockets, the lamps could fall out of the fixture during operation.
  • Never operate a lamp above or below its rated current voltage.
  • Electrical connections should be clean and in good condition. Replace lamp holders and sockets when needed. Affix the lamp securely in the socket. Improper installations will cause electrical arcing, overheating and short life to the lamp and socket.
  • Do not look directly at the operating lamp for any period of time; this may cause serious eye injury.
  • Fluorescent lamp use is not recommended in extreme weather conditions. Excessive cold/warm temperatures dramatically affect starting, lamp life and lumen maintenance.
  • There is a NEMA recognized industry issue where T2, T4 and T5 fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps when operated on high frequency electronic ballasts may experience abnormal end-of-life phenomenon. This end-of-life failure can result in the bulb wall cracking near the base of the lamp, or the lamp overheating in the base location and possibly melting the base and/or the socket. NEMA recommends that if high frequency electronic ballasts are used that the ballast has an internal end-of-life protection circuit that will safely and reliably shut down the system in the rare event of a end-of-life failure as described above. For additional information please refer to NEMA papers on their website www.nema.org
  • USHIO's Coilight lamps are suitable for indoor and outdoor use in non-severe temperature climates. Outdoor use of these lamps does require a weather-protected fixture.
  • USHIO's Coilight lamps comply with part 18 of the FCC rules. These lamps may cause interference with AM radios, cordless phones and remote control devices. Interference may be caused after a brief 90-second lamp warm-up period. If interference continues, relocate the lamp away from the device or plug into a different outlet.

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METAL HALIDE & HIGH PRESSURE SODIUM DISCHARGE LAMPS

  • ANSI Type E = Enclosed Fixture Required
    Lamps that are enclosed fixture rated should only be operated in an enclosed fixture that safely contains all lamp parts in the event of a lamp burst or rupture. These lamps operate at a high internal pressure and at high temperatures which can emit harmful ultraviolet light if the outer glass bulb is broken. A lamp may burst causing physical injury and property damage unless protective safety glass is used with the fixture. Use fixture that meets requirements per UL standard #1572.
  • ANSI Type O = Open Fixture Rated
    Lamps that are open fi xture rated are suitable for operation in open fi xture designs. These types of lamps typically feature UV protective quartz and
    a secondary shroud surrounding the arc tube to prevent the scatter of glass in the event of a burst.
  • Metal Halide discharge lamps can emit ultraviolet radiation that may be harmful to eyes and skin. Metal Halide discharge lamps that are not open fixture rated, should only be used in enclosed fixtures with ultraviolet absorbing filter glass. Do not operate these lamps if the ultraviolet absorbing filter glass is broken or not installed.
  • Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium discharge lamps should only be operated with the compatible ballast, rated fixture (open/closed, wattage), and socket. (See lamp specification page for ballast information.) PulseStrike™ pulse start Metal Halide lamps require a 4000 volt pulse rated socket. High Pressure Sodium lamps require a 4000 volt pulse rated socket.
  • Only operate the lamp in its designated operating position. (See lamp specification page for lamp operation position)
  • Metal Halide lamps should be turned off for a minimum of 15 minutes per week.
  • Lamps should never be operated beyond their rated useful life. The risk of a lamp burst increases with lamp age, temperature, improper operation and improper handling. Replace the lamp at or before the end of its rated life. Group relamping is always recommended.
  • Never bump, drop, apply excessive stress, or scratch the lamp. This could cause the lamp to burst! Do not operate any lamps with any traces of scratches, cracks, or physical damage.
  • Never operate a lamp above or below its rated current or voltage. This may cause the lamp to leak or burst.
  • Always turn off the electrical power before inserting, removing, or cleaning the lamp.
  • Clean any dirt, oil, or lint away from the lamp with alcohol and a lint-free cloth or tissue. Dirt or other contaminants will affect light output and may cause the lamp to overheat and decrease lamp life.
  • Electrical connections should be clean and in good condition. Replace lamp holders and sockets when needed. Affix the lamp securely in the socket. Improper installations will cause electrical arcing, overheating and short life to lamp and socket.
  • Never touch the lamp when it is on, or soon after it has been turned off, as it is hot and will cause serious burns. Lamps should be allowed to cool for a minimum of ten (10) minutes after the lamp is turned off.
  • Do not use lamp in close proximity of paper, cloth or other combustible material that can cause a fire hazard.
  • Do not look directly at the operating lamp for any period of time; this may cause serious eye injury.
  • Metal Halide discharge lamps contain mercury. USHIO strives to preserve the environment and make efficient use of resources. Please refer to your local environmental laws regarding disposal and recycling of mercury containing lamps. For more information, please go to www.lamprecycle.org

  • R - NON SELF EXTINGUISHING LAMP
    WARNING:
    This lamp can cause serious skin burn and eye inflammation from shortwave ultraviolet radiation if outer envelope of the lamp is broken or punctured. Do not use where people will remain for more than a few minutes unless adequate shielding or other safety precautions are used. Lamps that will automatically extinguish when the outer envelope is broken or punctured are commercially available. Complies with the USA Federal Standard 21 CFR 1040.30 and Canada Standard SOR/80-381.

     

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HIGH PRESSURE XENON ARC LAMPS

  • Xenon arc lamps could burst when not in operation causing serious injuries! It is critical to follow safety instructions when handling Xenon arc lamps!
  • Xenon arc lamps have a high internal pressure. Depending upon the lamp, the internal pressure can exceed 10 ATM or 147 PSI, even when not in operation.
  • Always wear eye/face and body protection when handling Xenon arc lamps!
  • Never bump, drop, apply excessive stress, or scratch the lamp. This could cause the lamp to burst!
  • Always transport the lamp in the provided protective case or cover until installation!
  • Save the protective case or cover and packaging materials (box) for lamps that have been used to their rated service life. Use the protective case when disposing of the lamps.
  • Never touch the lamp when it is on, or soon after it has been turned off, as it is hot and will cause serious burns. Lamps should be allowed to cool for a minimum of ten (10) minutes after the lamp is turned off.
  • Always operate the lamp in closed, protective housings.
  • Do not look directly at the operating lamp for any length of time; this may cause serious eye injury.
  • Do not use lamp in close proximity of paper, cloth or other combustible material that can cause a fire hazard.
  • Some Xenon arc lamps produce Ozone that is considered toxic at relatively high concentration levels. Use ozone-producing lamps in lamp housings equipped with exhaust systems.
  • Never operate a lamp above or below its rated current or voltage. This may cause the lamp to leak or burst.
  • Affix the lamp in the correct polarity according to the lamp and fixture design.
  • Affix lamps by hand tightening only. Do not use any tools to tighten nuts or the lamp itself. Any excessive stress to the lamp will cause a burst.
  • Electrical connections should be clean and in good condition. Replace lamp holders and sockets when needed. Fix the lamp and its lead wire firmly to the terminals.
  • Clean any dirt, oil, or lint away from the lamp with alcohol and a lint free cloth or tissue.
  • Xenon arc lamps should not be used beyond their rated service life. Operation beyond the rated service life will cause the lamp to burst.
  • The lamp must be operated under the specified conditions such as lamp amperage, voltage, and cooling conditions.
  • Do not overcool the lamp. Air should never be directly forced on the bulb because uneven cooling will result.
  • Recommended cooling methods are: air flow, N2 gas flow, heat sink and an exhaust duct.
  • The lamp base temperature must be kept below 200° C.
Download PDF file - (SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUPER HIGH MERCURY LAMPS)

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XENON ARC LAMP DISPOSAL

  • Xenon arc lamps must be disposed of in a careful and proper manner in order to prevent injury.

    1. Wear a protective mask, leather gloves and protective clothing when handling a spent lamp.

    2. Place the used lamp in its original protective case and original cardboard packaging (box) that was provided when the lamp was new.

    3. Firmly attach tape around the original cardboard box to seal the lamp securely.

    4. From approximately three (3) feet in height, drop the cardboard box, with the lamp and protective case inside, onto a hard floor to break the lamp.

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CERAMIC XENON LAMP - SAFETY HAZARD

Explosion: These lamps are under high pressure. Use of face shields or safety glasses during handling is recommended. Avoid applying excessive shock or stress to the lamp during handling.

High Voltage: The ignition voltage presents a high-voltage hazard. Do not touch the lamp during operation. The input power must be disconnected prior to attempting to service the lamp to avoid the risk of electrical shock.

UV, Visible, and IR Radiation: These lamps emit high levels of radiation that can cause severe skin burns and permanent eye damage. Avoid direct exposure to the emitted or reflected beam.

Ozone Emissions: Some lamps emit ultraviolet radiation that can generate ozone. Assure adequate filtration or ventilation during operation to avoid ozone accumulation which can create a respiratory hazard.

Thermal Hazards: These lamps can get very hot during and after operation - up to several hundred degrees centigrade. To avoid potential for serious burns, do not touch lamp during operation, or after, until lamp has adequately cooled.

Disposal: It is recommended that the lamp's internal pressure is relieved prior to disposal. This is accomplished by squeezing the tip-off with pliers until the gas escapes. Pressurized lamps should not be incinerated, but disposed of in a landfill.

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR EMARC®

Download PDF file - (SMH, SMR LAMPS)

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR SōLARC®

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR USHIO HIGH PRESSURE MERCURY LAMPS

Download PDF file - (USH, SUV, UXM)

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET FOR KOOPTECH WASHER & DRYER FOR 3D GLASSES

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