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Norelco H39KC-175/DX, Deluxe Mercury Vapor Lamp

Norelco H39KC-175/DX, Deluxe Mercury Vapor Lamp

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Norelco 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

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:120V Nominal
Current:1.46A
Optical
Lumen Output:7,600 (Mean)
Lumen Efficacy:43 LPW
Color Temperature:4,000K +/-
Color Rendering Index:55% +/-
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!

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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 odd, and was only made for a very short time...maybe one year if that. When Philips bought out Westinghouse's lamp division in 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. (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.

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Nov 10, 2019 at 01:56 PM Author: GE101R
Just found eight NOS clear ring tops on Ebay. Still in sleeves.
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Nov 10, 2019 at 02:17 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Just found eight NOS clear ring tops on Ebay. Still in sleeves.


Are those the Sylvania lamps in Norelco sleeves? I'd run from those...just saying.

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Nov 10, 2019 at 02:18 PM Author: GE101R

Are those the Sylvania lamps in Norelco sleeves? I'd run from those...just saying.



They are.
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Nov 10, 2019 at 02:21 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

They are.


They're probably used ones from a group re-lamp...unless the seller can prove that they are NOS, I'd personally not bother with them.

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Nov 10, 2019 at 02:23 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps

They're probably used ones from a group re-lamp...unless the seller can prove that they are NOS, I'd personally not bother with them.

He recently posted pictures of these lamps.

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Nov 10, 2019 at 02:24 PM Author: GE101R

They're probably used ones from a group re-lamp...unless the seller can prove that they are NOS, I'd personally not bother with them.


They were listed as NOS. If the arc tubes are darkened I return them at seller's expense as NAD.
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