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  1. The three types of hot-cathode fluorescent lamps are

    A. preheat, slimline, rapid start.

    B. preheat, slow start, fast start.

    C. rapid start, delayed start, preheat.

    D. rapid start, minute start, ignitor.

    2. The metal halide lamp is designed for a specific operating position. Which one of the following is not an acceptable operating position?

    A. Horizontal

    B. A 45 degree tilt

    C. Vertical base up

    D. Vertical base down

    3. If the fluorescent lamp ordering code is F32T8/SP30, what does the 32 stand for?

    A. The diameter of the lamp

    B. The wattage of the lamp

    C. The color temperature of the lamp

    D. The cost of the lamp

    4. The most common electrical contact for a standard tubular T12 fluorescent lamp is called a

    A. mogul base.

    B. 4-pin base.

    C. medium BiPin base.

    D. medium skirted base.

    5. The mercury lamp has a color characteristic closest to

    A. greenish orange.

    B. golden yellowish.

    C. bluish white.

    D. greenish blue.

    6. A typical application for a compact fluorescent lamp would be in a(n)

    A. 15-foot high ceiling of a hotel.

    B. recessed downlight of a kitchen.

    C. parking lot fixture.

    D. industrial fixture of a warehouse.

    7. The two main categories of discharge lamps are

    A. fluorescent and incandescent.

    B. fluorescent and high-intensity discharge.

    C. mercury and high-intensity discharge.

    D. mercury and metal halide.

    8. Which of the following is not a brand name of a high-pressure sodium lamp?

    A. Lucalox®

    . Lumalux®

    C. Multi Vapor®

    D. Ceramalux®

    9. In the event of an HID lamp outage, which of the following is the correctly ordered checklist for identifying the problem?

    A. Power supply, ballast, lamp

    B. Lamp, ballast, power supply

    C. Lamp, power supply, ballast

    D. Ballast, lamp, power supply

    10. What size diameter is a T-12 fluorescent lamp?

    A. ½ inch

    B. 1½ inches

    C. 3 inches

    D. 6 inches

    11. Which of the following is not a high-intensity discharge lamp?

    A. Fluorescent

    B. High-pressure sodium

    C. Metal halide

    D. Mercury

    12. Which of the following is not a regularly encountered common color temperature of a fluorescent lamp?

    A. 3000 K

    B. 3500 K

    C. 4100°K

    D. 6200°K

    13. Which type of fluorescent lamp is suitable for dimming applications?

    A. Preheat

    B. Instant start

    C. Rapid start

    D. Trigger start

    14. Ballasts that are used with fluorescent indoor fixtures and incorporate thermal trip devices are called

    A. Class A ballasts

    B. Class P ballasts

    C. Class Q ballasts

    D. Class T ballasts

    15. Which of the following best describes the arc tube for a high-pressure sodium lamp? A. Short and wide

    B. Short and slender

    C. Long and wide

    D. Long and slender

    NO IDEA !

    16. Which of the following provisions are used to compare ballast quality?

    A. Bulb size, power factor, case material

    B. Bulb size, case material, coil size

    C. Crest factor, power factor, total harmonic distortion

    D. Crest factor, filament length, total harmonic distortion

    17. The Energy Policy Act prohibits the sale of which of the following in the United States?

    A. F32T8/SPX30

    B. F32T8/SP35

    C. F40SP35/U/6

    D. F40T12CW

    One of these two.

    18. The most energy-efficient light source of the HID family is the

    A. high-pressure sodium lamp.

    B. metal halide lamp.

    C. fluorescent lamp.

    D. mercury lamp.

    19. A ballast sound rating of _______ makes the least amount of noise.

    A. A

    B. B

    C. 1

    D. 2

    20. If a momentary power interruption should occur with an HPS lamp and the power is turned back on, the lamp will

    A. immediately reach full light output.

    B. have to cool down during the restrike period of time.

    C. cycle on and off for 30 minutes.

    D. blow the tungsten electrode.

    21. The average life of a four-foot-long, 32-watt T8 fluorescent lamp is

    A. 5000 hours

    B. 20,000 hours

    C. 50,000 hours

    D. 100,000 hours

    22. Which of the following is not a characteristic of an HID arc tube?

    A. Operates at very high temperatures

    B. Operates at very high pressure

    C. Contains a gas

    D. Usually made of copper

    23. SP35 is part of the fluorescent lamp ordering code. It means that the lamp has a color temperature of

    A. 35 F

    B. 35 K

    C. 350°F

    D. 3500°K

    24. If you have a lamp but don’t know its ordering code, the best place to look to identify the lamp is in

    A. the National Electrical Code handbook.

    B. the Illuminating Engineering Society Application handbook.

    C. the lamp manufacturer’s catalog.

    One of these two

    D. the inside of the contact wall.

    25. Which of the following is not a characteristic of compact fluorescent lamps?

    A. 1/4 to 1/3 less energy usage for the same light output obtained from an incandescent B. Longer life expectancy than from an incandescent

    C. Contains either an integral or remote ballast

    D. Ability to supply a tight beam of light when mounted on a ceiling that’s over 12 feet



  1. which of the following units is used to measure the chromaticity of a lamp? A. Degrees Fahrenheit B. Amperes C. Degrees Kelvin D. Watts 2. Which of the following is not measured in lumens/ft2? A. Illuminance B. Exitance C. Footcandles D. Candlepower 3. A lamp with the code 35 PAR36/H/SP 8 has a wattage of A. 8 W. B. 35 W. C. 36 W. D. 71 W. 4. Which of the following lamps does not require a ballast to operate? A. A metal halide lamp B. A high-pressure sodium lamp C. A mercury lamp D. An incandescent lamp 5. What is the efficacy of a 1,000 W PAR-64 halogen lamp with rated lumens of 19,400? A. 0.51 B. 0.64 C. 19.4 D. 303.1 6. The ordering code for a large incandescent lamp provides information on the A. lamp voltage, bulb type and size, and sometimes lamp color. B. lamp voltage, bulb size and special features, and sometimes filament type. C. lamp power requirement, bulb type and size, and sometimes lamp color. D. lamp power requirement, bulb size and special features, and sometimes filament type. 7. Approximately what percentage of visible light is given off by a 100 W incandescent lamp? A. 10 percent B. 30 percent C. 50 percent D. 80 percent 8. Which of the following is a filling gas that’s used in tungsten-halogen lamps? A. Argon B. Nitrogen C. Krypton D. Bromine 9. The four types of screw bases that are available for general-service lamps are A. mogul, medium, intermediate, and candelabra. B. mogul, medium, intermediate, and small. C. large, small, medium, and candelabra. D. mogul, small, candelabra, and medium. 10. Which of the following are the three best-known types of high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps? A. HPS, mercury, and fluorescent B. Fluorescent, mercury, and metal halide C. Mercury, metal halide, and HPS D. Fluorescent, metal halide, and HPS 11. Which of the following is described as a highly charged particle that moves at high speeds, in a wavelike motion, and in a linear direction? A. Neutron B. Photon C. Neon D. Electron 12. The voltage that most incandescent large lamps operate at is A. 24 V. B. 30 V. C. 120 V. D. 277 V. 13. Which of the following lamp shapes is made from two pieces of pressed glass and used for low-voltage, line-voltage, and tungsten-halogen lamps? A. C shape B. F shape C. G shape D. PAR shape 14. If an environment may contain moisture, you should use lamps with bases that are made of A. copper. B. brass. C. aluminum. D. zinc. 15. In using the halogen cycle in an incandescent lamp, the tungsten redeposits itself onto the A. base. B. filament. C. inside of glass bulb. D. button rod. 16. A lamp has a code of 35 PAR36/H/SP 80. The H in this lamp code stands for A. high output. B. high-pressure sodium. C. heat. D. halogen. 17. The three general categories of lamps are A. incandescent, fluorescent, and high-intensity discharge. B. incandescent, compact fluorescent, and high-pressure sodium. C. mercury, tungsten-halogen, and high-intensity discharge. D. mercury, tungsten-halogen, and low-pressure sodium. 18. A PS30 incandescent lamp has an overall maximum diameter of A. 1.5 inches. B. 3.75 inches. C. 5.25 inches. D. 6.0 inches. 19. A double-ended halogen T lamp will not usually be used A. as outdoor floodlighting. B. in a torchere (floor lamp). C. as a swimming pool light. D. in a sconce. 20. If a bulb’s aluminum base gets stuck in a socket, the problem is most likely caused by A. an improper socket voltage. B. an improper socket mounting. C. an improper lamp size. D. too much moisture. 21. Which of the following lamp types is exempt from the Energy Policy Act of 1992? A. A standard-wattage R lamp B. An 80 W PAR lamp C. A 150 W PAR lamp D. Certain fluorescent lamps 22. Which of the following methods is used to obtain colored light from a filament lamp? A. Additive B. Subtractive C. Multiplicative D. Divisible 23. If you operate a 130 V lamp in a 120 V service, the lamp life will A. decrease. B. increase. C. stay the same. D. immediately be terminated. 24. Which of the following is required with a low-voltage incandescent lamp that’s operating on a standard service? A. A ballast B. A step-down transformer C. Argon gas D. Phosphors 25. Which of the following terms does not describe one of the uses of an MR lamp? A. Display lighting B. Accent lighting C. A narrow spot D. An extra wide flood.

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