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GE 100W /WDX

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GE 100w /WDX mercury lamp I've had this since I was in high school (many, many years ago) I never realized it was a /WDX until a couple of weeks ago !

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Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:HR100WDX38
Lamp
Lamp Type:100 w Mercury Vapor
Filament/Radiator Type:Arc-tube
Base:Mogul
Shape/Finish:ED-23.5 Warm Deluxe White
Service Life:24,000+
Fixture
Ballast Type:H-38
Location:my collection
Electrical
Wattage:100
Optical
Lumen Output:3400
Physical/Production
Factory Location:?
Fabrication Date:April '84
Application/Use:streetlighting.+ general lighting

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May 21, 2019 at 08:22 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
April '84. Cool find!

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May 21, 2019 at 10:16 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
Cool lamp! What is the CCT, and CRI for this lamp?
(The only lamp I have left from my high school days is this one.)
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May 22, 2019 at 03:15 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
honestly I don't have a clue, I don't think I've even lit this in at least 30 yrs! I don't even remember what it looks like lit up!

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May 22, 2019 at 03:34 PM Author: streetlight98
Hmm so this is GE's version of the "/N" lamps? Interesting. I recall being told these were often used indoors before metal halide became a viable option.

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May 22, 2019 at 04:01 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

Hmm so this is GE's version of the "/N" lamps? Interesting. I recall being told these were often used indoors before metal halide became a viable option.

I have a Sylvania 100w /N cleartop. The stupid thing is I ordered a /DX clearbander and got a /N clear top instead. Works for me!

EDIT: THE SYLVANIA /N IS A COATED DOME NOT A CLEARTOP..... STILL AN /N AND THAT'S OK!

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May 22, 2019 at 07:21 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

Hmm so this is GE's version of the "/N" lamps? Interesting. I recall being told these were often used indoors before metal halide became a viable option.


I tried the GE /WDX & the Sylvania /N and they are TOTALLY DIFFERENT COLORS! the GE starts and looks pretty much like a normal /DX just not as bright while the Sylvania is noticeably more "brownish" and also dimmer than a /DX

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May 22, 2019 at 07:25 PM Author: streetlight98
Hmm weird. I have an nos 80s medium base sylvania 100w /N lamp that's mercury starved. It wont warm up past the pink stage.

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May 22, 2019 at 07:29 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
that is odd! i didn't know MV's would do that, fluorescents yes, mercuries, no.

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May 22, 2019 at 07:36 PM Author: streetlight98
I think it was just a factory goof on the dosage. It instant restrikes too, I guess because it doesn't warm enough. Still gets hot to the touch though.

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May 22, 2019 at 07:42 PM Author: LandryB
I also have a GE 100 watt /WDX. The phosphor coating is thicker compared to a DX. I believe they were rated at 3300 K, 50 CRI. To me, it doesn't look much different than a DX, but slightly dimmer.
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May 22, 2019 at 07:45 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

I also have a GE 100 watt /WDX. The phosphor coating is thicker compared to a DX. I believe they were rated at 3300 K, 50 CRI. To me, it doesn't look much different than a DX, but slightly dimmer.


Exactly my thought!

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May 22, 2019 at 07:47 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

I think it was just a factory goof on the dosage. It instant restrikes too, I guess because it doesn't warm enough. Still gets hot to the touch though.


That makes sense, wouldn't be the first (or the last) time a light was built wrong !

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May 22, 2019 at 08:06 PM Author: streetlight98
Especially Sylvania. They were infamous for hit or miss sufficient mercury dosages with their hid and fluorescent lamps long before any of the ecological crap came out. Mostly post Osram though. I'd imagine the mercury is the most expensive component given that it's a hazardous substance. So any time they could stretch the batch across a few more lamps in sure they did gleefully lol.

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