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Norelco (Philips) H39KC-175/DX, Deluxe Mercury Vapor Lamp

Norelco (Philips) H39KC-175/DX, Deluxe Mercury Vapor Lamp

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Norelco (Philips) H39KC-175/DX, Deluxe Mercury Vapor Lamp.
Imagine my surprise when I opened the carton and found a BT28 Norelco lamp!

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Light Information

Manufacturer:North American PHILIPS Lighting Corporation
Model Reference:H39KC-175/DX
Lamp
Lamp Type:Deluxe Mercury Vapor
Filament/Radiator Type:Quartz
Base:E39 (Mogul)
Shape/Finish:BT28
Service Life:24,000 Hrs + (Rated)
Fixture
Ballast Type:H39
Electrical
Wattage:175W
Voltage:130V Nominal
Current:1.35A
Optical
Lumen Output:8,500 (Initial), 6,800 (Average)
Lumen Efficacy:49LPW
Color Temperature:4,000K +/-
Color Rendering Index:45% +/-
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Bath, NY
Fabrication Date:11/85
Application/Use:Street & Security Lighting

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Oct 10, 2019 at 10:23 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Never seen one of these! I would rather use these, but the Philips-made ones are still cool too!

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

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Oct 10, 2019 at 11:26 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
I love the feeling of surprise when I find cool lamps like that , those moments really make it all worth it

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Oct 11, 2019 at 07:15 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Never seen one of these! I would rather use these, but the Philips-made ones are still cool too!


This one is really unusual, and made for a short duration. When Philips bought out Westinghouse's lamp division around 1983, they moved all HID production to the Bath, NY plant and shut down their Hightstown, NJ plant. At Hightstown, they made H39KC-175/DX lamps in the ED28 format, while using the same carton as pictured above. This lamp coming from Bath with the Norelco etch would've only been made until they had phased out the Norelco brand for Philips. The manufacturing date on the lamp is the same as on the package, so they are originally paired. (The BT28 formatted lamp was discontinued in 1987 for the ED28 rattle lamp. )

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Oct 12, 2019 at 02:23 PM Author: arcblue
Nice find indeed...I didn't know there were any BT-shaped lamps with the Norelco etch.

I'm lampin...

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Oct 12, 2019 at 07:43 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Nice find indeed...I didn't know there were any BT-shaped lamps with the Norelco etch.


I've heard rumors of these lamps, but had never seen them. When I saw this lamp posting on eBay, I figured that it was just a standard ED28 (the lamp was not shown, only the carton). I already had one of the ED28's, but I like to have duplicates just in case one gets broken, so I bought it. I was pleasantly surprised when I found the BT28 with the Norelco etch!

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Nov 08, 2019 at 12:36 AM Author: ace100w120v
What a find! I have a 1977 Norelco yard light that would have been appropriate for this lamp. Since many of them came with Unalux lamps, though, I substituted one of such in mine.
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Nov 10, 2019 at 09:43 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

What a find! I have a 1977 Norelco yard light that would have been appropriate for this lamp. Since many of them came with Unalux lamps, though, I substituted one of such in mine.


In 1977, the lamp provided with the luminaire would've been a H39KB-175. DX lamps were typically only sold as replacements.

A man has two lives to live, and the second one begins when he realizes he only has one.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.

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