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GEC 175w MBTW/V blacklight lamps - lit

GEC 175w MBTW/V blacklight lamps - lit

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Of course I had to make some photos of these lit up. They are particularly special when lit up, once the arc tube (which is the same size as a conventional 125w mercury lamp I believe) has fully warmed up, objects start to fluoresce, particularly white objects as they appear blue. These lamps are quite heavy and get very, very hot (hence the special setup with a porcelain lampholder in the photo as a standard lampholder would probably get burnt) due to their special Woods glass.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:GEC
Model Reference:MBTW/V
Lamp
Lamp Type:Self - ballasted mercury lamp
Filament/Radiator Type:Filament/Arc Tube
Base:E27
Shape/Finish:Long - necked Pear
Fixture
Ballast Type:Filament
Location:Personal Collection
Electrical
Wattage:175w
Voltage:220-250v
Physical/Production
Factory Location:England
Fabrication Date:Jan. 1981 and July 1975 (date codes NA and GG)
Application/Use:Special effects

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Jul 24, 2020 at 02:06 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Very cool!

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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Jul 24, 2020 at 02:18 AM Author: tuopeek
These are nice lamps, I have had one since new with very few hours on it but it doesn't really want to start anymore. Quite strange as nothing obvious and it will start if left on for a while. It's as if the electrodes have lost emissivity. It can also be encouraged with an igniter.
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Jul 24, 2020 at 02:35 AM Author: LAllenLighting
Thanks everyone for the comments.
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