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Clear Philips lifeguards

Clear Philips lifeguards

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Here are some clear Philips ED-shaped lifeguards from the 80's. The top one is 175w, has some use, and was one of my first HID lamps I got around the end of 2013 along with some other stuff. The bottom one is 100w and I got it recently from streetlight98 along with a NOS 100w HPS lamp. I don't have anything to use it in yet, but I'm currently working on the designs for wooden shoebox 2.0 (a sequel to this that would be bigger and take 100w mercury lamps.) I have access to better woodworking equipment and tools now, so it shouldn't be too difficult. I'm also going to add a real slipfitter and steel trim on the inside to reinforce it.

Also, I liked the "McCann Lighting Co." sticker on the shipping label. :)

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Aug 26, 2018 at 02:24 AM Author: ace100w120v
That top one...is it branded Philips or might it actually be a Norelco? ('70s predecessor to Philips in the USA).

I have a couple that are truly Philips from about '93. Rattly Philips design, but still has the big, beefy Lifeguard electrodes.
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Aug 26, 2018 at 11:33 AM Author: Lumex120
Well, the construction of both lamps is very similar. (Both have a carbon rod resistor, same end seals, same base design, etc.) so it's probably a Philips lamp.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Aug 26, 2018 at 02:16 PM Author: LART2014
Probably the best MV lamps ever made so far... never compared to present crappy Chinese ones
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Aug 26, 2018 at 02:49 PM Author: sox35

Probably the best MV lamps ever made so far... never compared to present crappy Chinese ones

Absolutely

I've never had any American discharge lamps, hope to get some one day, though. I do love clear mercury lamps, they're the best (next to SOX, that is )

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Aug 26, 2018 at 06:33 PM Author: streetlight98
Glad they arrived safe!

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

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Aug 26, 2018 at 06:49 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Probably the best MV lamps ever made so far... never compared to present crappy Chinese ones


The Westinghouse Lifeguards were the best...these are a cheap imitation.

Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to save unique and rare HID lighting before it's all scrapped.

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Aug 26, 2018 at 07:31 PM Author: streetlight98
Internally these are lifeguard lamps. Only the envelope is different AFAIK. Now the 90s to present Philips MVs are a different story.

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

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Aug 26, 2018 at 07:38 PM Author: Lumex120

Glad they arrived safe!

Yep, well packed and the box was in good condition. Speaking of the box, where did you get it from? I noticed it's branded Vista lighting. I have a 35w magnetic metal halide ballast enclosure made by them.

Also, did you test the lamp before you sent it to me? I noticed there's some faint marks in the arctube from it being lit.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Aug 26, 2018 at 08:01 PM Author: streetlight98
That's one of the boxes the step lights I installed last weekend came in.

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

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