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Osram-GEC Decorative "Accent" incandescent lamp

Osram-GEC Decorative "Accent" incandescent lamp

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Introduced in 1971, Osram's Accent was the answer to the similarly shaped lamps first developed by Westinghouse in the USA some years earlier - but with a still more squared bulb shape. These were outstandingly popular in Britain during the 1970s and could be found overall, thanks to the reduced glare and softer light than traditional incandescents. They declined however in the later 70s and early 80s and other more decorative types became widely available. See http://www.lamptech.co.uk/Spec%20Sheets/IN%20WC%20GEC%20240-40T65OP-BC%20Accent.htm

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Manufacturer:Osram-GEC
Lamp
Lamp Type:GLS Decorative
Filament/Radiator Type:CC-9/2s
Base:B22d/25x26 aluminium + vitrite
Shape/Finish:T65
Service Life:1000h
Electrical
Wattage:40W
Voltage:240V
Current:0.167A
Optical
Lumen Output:385 lm
Color Temperature:2700K
Color Rendering Index:100
Physical/Production
Factory Location:http://www.lamptech.co.uk/Documents/Factory%20-%20UK%20-%20Wembley.htm
Assembly Line:9.625 lm/W
Fabrication Date:1974
Application/Use:Decorative lighting

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Aug 17, 2014 at 02:12 PM Author: TL8W
Ah this lamp's turned 40! Philips "Softone" series is not too dissimilar and, like the Osram pictured above, was available in a number of pastel shades.

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Aug 18, 2014 at 05:27 AM Author: rjluna2
Looks like they reduced the T shape diameter and made it longer neck envelope in the later model. Thanks for showing this specimen here, James.

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Aug 20, 2014 at 03:16 AM Author: Globe Collector
Made in pink, yellow, orange and a larger 150w rating with bigger bulb.

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Oct 06, 2015 at 05:48 PM Author: rapidstart
I remember those. Had a 60w pink one but I think by the time it burnt out they were no longer available.

Say 'O' for an Osram, think about tonight today (old advertising jingle)

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Aug 16, 2019 at 02:34 PM Author: LAllenLighting
There's one at school somewhere, need to ask my teachers if I can have it. If they say no, there is always the possibility of a modern Philips softone sneaking its way in there...
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Aug 16, 2019 at 10:23 PM Author: Globe Collector
Certainly worth having...they are quite rare now.

Check out the School's science prep area, might be some old projection lamps or spectral lamps the teachers have forgotten how to use!

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Aug 17, 2019 at 02:18 AM Author: kai
Interesting to read the description: I was under the impression that first attempts to introduce this design to the German market had been made hardly more than 15 years ago, at a point where it already did not make much sense anymore, with the end being in sight.
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Aug 17, 2019 at 11:39 AM Author: LAllenLighting

Certainly worth having...they are quite rare now.

Check out the School's science prep area, might be some old projection lamps or spectral lamps the teachers have forgotten how to use!


My school is rather small, there are no projection lamps unfortunately... However there are a couple of SBC opal Pygmy bulbs and a 150w England Made Osram, along with the Accent in a drawer in a science lab. I think there are also some modern crompton bulbs (1 or 2 of which are burnt out I belive) in the drawer with them.
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