Compact fluorescent often has a warm up time. While it may immediately come on at a decent level, it does take up to 10 minutes to come to full brightness. Luckily if you turn it off and on again, it does light right back up.
Metal Halide is a different story.
A metal halide can also take up to ten minutes to get to full brightness, but initially it only comes on at a minimal level. During this warm up time, it can flash, turn red, green, blue or any combination thereof. Even worse, a metal halide light source does not restrike hot. This means, if you turn off a metal halide, it can take 15 minutes or more before it will even begin to light up. This means 25 minutes or more before the light will reach full brightness.
None of this applies to LED lights. When you turn on a Solais LED replacement lamp or fixture, it immediately comes to full brightness. If you turn it off and immediately on again, it instantly comes on at full brightness.
No warm up time.
No cool down time.
No game being held up once power is restored.
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