Suggested Color Applications for HID Lamps

The following guide conists of the primary suggested color types for HID lamps for various applications and areas.

Clear Mercury
Landscape lighting, specialized floodlighting such as copper roofs.
DX Mercury
Stores, public spaces. Note, however, that Multi-vapor (MV) is preferred for this application.
Stores, public spaces, industrial, gymnasiums, floodlighting signs and buildings, parking areas, sports, etc.
Same as MV -- but a warmer color -- diffuse coating reduces brightness.
Street lighting, parking areas, industrial, floodlighting, security, CCTV.
Floodlighting, parking areas, indoor/outdoor pedestrian malls, industrial security, roadway applications.