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Old 25th February 2008, 11:17   #1
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Am wondering which of the two -- mercury or sodium -- headlamps is appropriate for Indian driving conditions ? While some brands e.g Skoda have the mercury lamps, most others have the sodium lamps. Any specific advantages of one over the other ?
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I think it is halogens and Xenons and not sodium and mercury. Anyways the white light has better colour rendition (colours look more natural) and is much brighter But the fog visibility for yellow light is much higher to the present xenon ( IMHO).
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These are used for street lamps right?
One with orange kind of color and one white.
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Its more of yellow than orange ( sorry for being picky but these lamps are my bread and butter ). Yes sodium and mercury lamps are used for street lighting. The ones which resemble the day light most are known as metal halide lamps ( usually used in flood lights during cricket matches ).
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Am wondering which of the two -- mercury or sodium -- headlamps is appropriate for Indian driving conditions ?


While your analogy to common light color is understandable, in automobiles the amber light is from halogen bulbs and the brilliant white light is from Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bulbs.

For more information, please go through this thread: https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modif...ting-here.html


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