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GE EZ-Lux 215w HPS retrofit lamp

GE EZ-Lux 215w HPS retrofit lamp

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eBay find, it is NOS. It has a sleeve too but not in the best of shape. I lit this on a 250w mercury HX type ballast and it has a neon-argon penning gas mixture. Took several minutes to reach full brightness and it has a pinkish orange color appearance, unlike the Norelco SON-H lamp which has a more yellowish color at full brightness. The starting set up is unique in the GE compared to those made by Westinghouse, Sylvania and Philips-Norelco. In the others, a bimetallic switch opens when sufficiently heated, in the GE lamp the bimetallic clip that touches the arc tube directly bends away from the arc tube when heated. I found the bimetallic switch was made by Texas Instruments and it is a Tri-flex E5.

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Light Information

Model Reference:LUH215/EZ
Lamp Type:HPS retrofit
Service Life:12,000 hours
Lumen Output:about 23,000
Color Temperature:1900K
Color Rendering Index:20
Dimensions:between 9-10 inches
Factory Location:Ravenna, Ohio USA
Fabrication Date:1984
Application/Use:in place of 250w mercury lamps on same ballasts

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Jul 17, 2014 at 09:15 PM Author: don93s
That's the first GE version retrofit I've seen. Interesting design.
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Jul 18, 2014 at 12:05 AM Author: dor123
Where is the starting spiral? I only see the bi-metal that cuts out the starting device when the lamp is hot.

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Jul 18, 2014 at 01:24 AM Author: Silverliner
@dor, it doesn't have a starting spiral, the bimetallic clip that touches the arc tube serves the same function in lamp starting. GE's starting mechanism is a bit different from HPS retrofit lamps made by other manufacturers.

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