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First generation SL lamps

First generation SL lamps

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From the left, 4x NOS SL18 first generation (february 82, the oldest in my collection), one SL13 (march 83) and one SL9 (february 84).
One of the 4 SL18 was defect. I've opened it and I found that the starter doesn't work (it was clear, but I think that it has lost the vacum). I've changed it with an philips S12 4-65W starter and now works.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:Philips
Model Reference:SL18, SL13 and SL9
Lamp
Lamp Type:Energy saving Lamp
Base:E27
Service Life:8000
Fixture
Ballast Type:Magnetic
Electrical
Wattage:18W, 13W, 9W
Optical
Color Temperature:2700k
Color Rendering Index:>80
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Holland

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Mar 05, 2011 at 04:56 PM Author: Zelandeth
That's a nice little collection there.

Especially the SL*9. Never even seen one of them before...Something to add to my wishlist!
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Mar 07, 2011 at 03:00 PM Author: mima
Take absolute care of these gems!

Gimme a discharge lamp and a humming ballast Grin

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Mar 07, 2011 at 04:13 PM Author: Kappa7
That's clear! These are my babies! I have the 4 SL18 from the left since 1995. I have found them in the cellar of my school, btw all the corridors and outdoor of the middle school of Tesserete (maybe you know it) was lighted with SL lamps. Today I don't know if they still use the sl lamps (maybe the electronic new SL crap istant start...).

I noticed that my SL13 (the fifth from the left) it's identical to the SL 18, same dimension, same tube and... same power consumption! I've measured it and the power consumption is about 20W (a little more than 18W because the lamp is made for 220V but now it's operated on 230V) both for the SL18 and this SL13.

Another curiosity is that the these 4 SL18 (they are from 82) have the ballast a little longer than the other SL18 in my collection(the 4 new in the box, shown in another pic, from 84) and the "fake" SL13 in this pic (83). Maybe in the 83 philips has tought than a little smaller ballast will be cheaper and less heavy(even if sure it will be hotter). If you compare the second generation of SL lamps (the white base one) you will notice than the ballast was once again shrinked.
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Mar 07, 2011 at 04:18 PM Author: mima
Tesserete?? Man, I live in Lugano (more precisely, Pambio-Noranco)! I just noticed from your profile that also you live here

That's a really small world! So I'm not longer the only lighting enthusiast here in Ticino, I'm happy to know that

I talk in english because it's required in this site, otherwise we could talk in italian

Regarding the 13W lamp, I think it's only a misprint, it may happen sometimes...

Gimme a discharge lamp and a humming ballast Grin

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Mar 07, 2011 at 04:34 PM Author: Kappa7
I know, you advised me about this website about one year and half ago on youtube (if I am not wrong). Do you remember?
I live in Breganzona.

Yes for the SL13 I think too thats it's a misprint.
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Mar 08, 2011 at 02:17 PM Author: mima
@Kappa7: Oh yes, now I remember. You are a SUPSI electronic engineer, I remember right?

Gimme a discharge lamp and a humming ballast Grin

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Mar 09, 2011 at 12:12 PM Author: Kappa7
Yes you are right.
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Philips Sl Comfort best bulbs


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Aug 13, 2011 at 06:11 AM Author: Fox Mantra
Ohh nice pic All black SLs keep em save

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Aug 13, 2011 at 06:15 AM Author: DimBulb
Great collection!!!!

My very first word was LIGHT!

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Aug 13, 2011 at 10:41 AM Author: Kappa7
Thanks
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May 13, 2012 at 04:47 PM Author: Jasper
how do you open a Philips sl lamp?
I tried it but it dont works..
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May 13, 2012 at 05:13 PM Author: Ash
There are plastic "clicks" around the base. From what i read, opening them is hard enough in the black base (81-86) and impossible without breaking in the white base (86-92) lamps
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May 14, 2012 at 01:27 PM Author: Kappa7
The plastic base in the first generation (black base) is composed of two pieces. It's possible to careful insert a knife between the two pieces to separate them. After that the glass can be removed.

For the second and third generation is much more tricky because the plastic base is an unique piece. It's possible to insert some pieces of metal between the glass and the base to release the bowl, but it's very hard to do this without break the bowl.
The easy way in this case is to break the plastic near the glass bowl.
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May 14, 2012 at 02:42 PM Author: Jasper
everybody, thanks for the awnser!
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Mainly the electrical side of things


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Apr 28, 2018 at 01:40 PM Author: sox35
These are lovely, I don't have any of the 1st generation lamps at the moment, although I do have a few of the 2nd generation with the white bases.

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