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Philips EcoBoost Halogen

Philips EcoBoost Halogen

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These halogen energy saving alternatives to GLS lamps are finally now on sale! It incorporates an electronic driver to operate a low voltage halogen-IRC capsule directly from the 230V mains supply. The electronics is cleverly protected from oveheating by a glass cup which has been aluminised on its inner surface, and the gap around the capsule pins closed with a mica heat shield.

This 30W lamp delivers some 600 lumens, thus achiving an efficacy of 20lm/W. Roughly speaking its almost twice as efficient as high voltage GLS lamps, and an interesting alternative to CFL in cases where a small and dimmable source having perfect colour rendering is desirable.

Price however in the shops is around EUR 10, so double the cost of a good quality CFL of similar output. It will be very interesting to see how it competes against Osram's concept which uses a 230V Xenon-filled capsule to realise 30% energy savings. Lacking any expensive electronics or IR coating they retail for around EUR 3. I wonder whether the customer will be prepared to pay triple the price for the difference between a 30% and a 50% energy-saving lamp.

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Manufacturer:Philips
Lamp
Lamp Type:IRC Halogen with built in transfo
Filament/Radiator Type:C-8
Base:E27
Shape/Finish:A55
Service Life:3000h
Electrical
Wattage:30W
Voltage:230V
Optical
Lumen Output:700
Lumen Efficacy:20lm/W
Color Rendering Index:100
Physical/Production
Factory Location:China
Fabrication Date:April 2008

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Jul 02, 2008 at 01:25 PM Author: monkeyface
Philips presented them in Frankfurt on the Light& Building fair this year.
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Jul 02, 2008 at 02:08 PM Author: Silverliner
Philips already has a Halogena energy saver lamp for sale in the USA. They use the same exact technology found in GE's HIR PAR lamps except they were modified for low pressure operation I suppose. I have a few of them in use now, they're decent stuff but they're incredibly expensive at $5 for one. At least they aren't made in China.

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Jul 02, 2008 at 02:26 PM Author:
We have 2 of those BR-30s in my house for a few months already
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Jul 02, 2008 at 02:45 PM Author: James
Actually Philips launched them at the Light & Building two years ago in 2006! Its taken a very long time to get this product ready for the market.

In the American 120V version its much easier, because you can achieve 20lm/W directly from a 120V IR capsule. But its not currently possible to make 230-250V IR capsules of low wattages for the rest of the world. The filament is simply too long and too thin to achieve the same benefit from the coating. So until now the only commercially viable method to provide a high efficiency IRC product for high voltages is via this electronic driver method.
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Jul 03, 2008 at 12:29 PM Author: monkeyface
Generally it's a good looking alternative for the domestic incandescent lamp. In my opinion it is as good as a cfl. It has a CRI which is quite similar to a normal bulb- even more realistic than a cfl.




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Jul 13, 2008 at 08:52 PM Author:
I doubt it'll ever make it to Asia. We don't even have the HalogenA BT now. And domestic induction lamps...forget it!
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Jul 21, 2008 at 09:57 AM Author: Nineaclock
So does that mean u have to run it off of a 220v Outlet?? or can u run it off of a 120?
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Apr 06, 2009 at 12:25 AM Author: Medved
I would expect the "transformer" part lasting way much longer then the bulb - unlike on CFL's no short living component (electrolytic capacitor), lamp EOL doesn't pose overstress to the ballast electronic,...

But it has the drawback of all incandescents: The efficacy and life are both very steep functions of operating voltage, unless there is some kind of compensation within the ballast.

Question: Is the halogen capsule replaceable, or if it fail, you have to throw away whole assembly?

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Apr 06, 2009 at 03:25 PM Author: James
The halogen capsule is not replaceable. And from my experience with them on lifetest so far, you can see why because in many cases the transformer has failed already and the capsule remains intact!
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Apr 07, 2009 at 10:58 AM Author: Medved
Then i might say the only thing: Crappy quality...
The only component with excusable limited lifetime here is the halogen capsule alone.
More then 10years ago i did similar setup for my friend (el. "transformer" fitted inside the CFL base, 12V/50W capsule connected to the secondary) and as far as i know it work well, he changed there the capsule at east four times (well, it was a bit overdriven...), but the ballast works well up to now - already at least 10khours.

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Apr 07, 2009 at 11:14 AM Author: Selenium
We can found this lamp in France last 8 months.
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Dec 03, 2011 at 07:07 PM Author: ace100w120v
if it were coated it would look like an A- shape CFL bulb
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Mar 26, 2017 at 05:57 PM Author: Flurofan96
Searched this one up on Ebay and managed to get 2x coated version of this exact type from Philips

I will give LEDisease a taste of my shoe

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