This section provides an overview for mercury vapor lamps as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 3 mercury vapor lamp manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked mercury vapor lamp companies as of June, 2023: 1.Addison Building Materials.
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Mercury lamps are lamps that emit blue-white light using mercury vapor. Compared to incandescent lamps, mercury lamps have the advantages of higher luminous efficiency, longer life, and less maintenance.
Mercury lamps are broadly classified into two types based on the mercury vapor pressure at the time of lamp lighting: high-pressure and low-pressure. If the mercury vapor pressure is 10^5 Pa or higher, it is a high-pressure type (high-pressure mercury lamp), and if it is 100 Pa or lower, it is a low-pressure type (low-pressure mercury lamp).
Among high-pressure mercury lamps, there are also ultra-high-pressure types with mercury vapor pressures of 10^6 to several 10^7 Pa.
Low-pressure mercury lamps are widely used as germicidal lamps because of their property of radiating ultraviolet (UV) light. Low-pressure mercury lamps may also be used as fluorescent lamps by coating the emission tubes with a fluorescent substance, in which case they are used for general lighting and as light sources for UV curing.
Typical applications for high-pressure mercury lamps include general lighting and UV curing. They are also sometimes used for photochemical reaction experiments.
There are two main types of super high-pressure mercury lamps: short-arc type and long-arc type. The former is used for optical microscopes and optical equipment due to its high luminance, while the latter is utilized for plate-making and semiconductor etching.
Mercury lamps are designed to emit light by filling the light-emitting tube with mercury vapor and discharging the vapor into the mercury vapor.
When a discharge occurs in the light-emitting tube, mercury atoms in a low-energy state collide with electrons, resulting in a high-energy state (excited or ionized state). When the mercury atoms in this high-energy state return to their low-energy state, light equivalent to the difference in energy between the two is emitted.
The light emitted when the mercury ion returns to the mercury atom is called the continuous spectrum. The light emitted when the mercury ion returns from the excited state to the ground state (or metastable state) is called the emission line spectrum.
It is well known that the wavelength of light emitted by mercury lamps varies depending on the vapor pressure of mercury sealed in the light-emitting tube. Specifically, a low mercury vapor pressure strongly emits light with wavelengths in the ultraviolet region, while a high mercury vapor pressure increases light with wavelengths in the visible region.
In other words, low-pressure mercury vapor lamps emit more ultraviolet light, making them suitable for sterilization lamp applications.
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Dymax Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Torrington, Connecticut. The company develops and manufactures rapid and light-curable materials and light-curing systems for the medical, consumer electronics, wearables, aerospace, and automotive electronics industries. The company’s product segments include Light Curable Materials, Light-Curing Equipment, and Dispensing Equipment. Light Curable Materials include masking, gasketing, and activators. Light-Curing Equipment includes conveyor systems, flood-curing systems, and radiometers. Dispensing Equipment includes dispense valves, syringe dispensers, and material reservoirs. The company also offers application engineering, equipment, and system integration services.
Addison Building Materials was founded in 1947in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Addison has over 38,000 items in stock across departments including lumber, building materials, hand tools, power tools, electrical, fastener, paper products, SOG Knives, janitorial, clothing, ice & snow, automotive, and audio-visual departments. In addition, Addison offers various services including custom orders, local delivery, rental program for contractor and industrial tools and equipment, lumber cutting, pipe threading, and paint color matching.
Through its subsidiaries, Heraeus Group serves many industries around the world including green power generation, telecommunications, agriculture, aerospace, medical, jewelry, and environmental protection. Heraeus Group companies create products including fiber optics, ceramics, custom metals, surgical equipment, special purpose lamps, and photovoltaics.
Ranking as of June 2023 in United States of AmericaDerivation Method
|1||Addison Building Materials||100%|
Ranking as of June 2023 GloballyDerivation Method
|1||Addison Building Materials||66.7%|
Derivation MethodThe ranking is calculated based on the click share within the mercury vapor lamp page as of June 2023. Click share is defined as the total number of clicks for all companies during the period divided by the number of clicks for each company.
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