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Westinghouse 100w A-23 clear mercury lamp quite a find!

Westinghouse 100w A-23 clear mercury lamp quite a find!

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ebay find, I don't even remember seeing a single clear Westinghouse A-23 merc! Must be mega rare! The bulb came from the Bath, NY plant which is sadly going down at the end of March 2014.

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Light Information

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Manufacturer:Westinghouse
Model Reference:H38LL-100
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapor
Base:E-26s Medium Screw
Shape/Finish:A-23
Service Life:24,000+ hours
Electrical
Wattage:100w
Optical
Lumen Output:3800 lumens
Color Temperature:7000K
Color Rendering Index:20
Physical/Production
Dimensions:5 7/16 inches
Factory Location:Bath, NY USA
Fabrication Date:October '74
Application/Use:general lighting use

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Aug 29, 2013 at 08:10 PM Author: funkybulb
Drool, blink blink , nice eye candy here

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Aug 29, 2013 at 09:19 PM Author: DetroitTwoStroke
Very nice. I think every 100 watt mercury lamp I've seen (which isn't many) has been /DX.

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Aug 29, 2013 at 11:30 PM Author: joseph_125
Very nice find! 100w clear mercs are rare in my area too, I think the only ones I've seen were mine lol.
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Aug 30, 2013 at 12:17 AM Author: DaveMan
Now that's a rarity if I ever saw one. Nice score!

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Aug 30, 2013 at 10:36 AM Author: don93s
I love those tube supports. And, as always, those nice jumbo Westy electrodes!
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Aug 30, 2013 at 01:41 PM Author: Silverliner
By the way I have a Philips H38MP-100/DX A-23 bulb from 1990 which turns out to have the same exact internal construction as the above lamp, except it got a shorter and fatter Philips arc tube with gold reflective paint on the quartz behind the tiny electrodes. I also have a couple Philips H38MP-100/DXs from the year 2000, and the internal construction by then had changed to a standard Philips design with the 90 degree bent arc tube support leads at the stem press. Now they are Chinese junk, LOL.

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Aug 30, 2013 at 02:40 PM Author: chrislights
LOL! at funkybulb! Nice score Dave

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Aug 30, 2013 at 03:39 PM Author: icefoglights
Wow! I've never seen an clear A23 mercury bulb. Come to think of it, the only clear 100 watt medium base bulbs I've seen are those E17 Chinese cram lamps. Very nice find!

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Oct 27, 2013 at 02:13 PM Author: Brendda75
I have never seen a mercury lamp like this....EVER! That is a great find!! I am so used to mercury lamps having a mogul base to them. At least the ones that I see at all the big box stores.

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Sep 06, 2015 at 08:54 PM Author: ricksbulbs
I have a few NOS GE clear A-23 mercs. And some old Westinghouse ones in /DX. I want one of these in /C and I am quite sure they were made. Ever notice that every thing Philips gets their hands on they ruin? I think they are in cahoots with GE--they have the same stupid mentality. And you wonder why I say Philips sucks? OH--maybe because they DO---Go back to Europe, nobody will miss you! Rick D.
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Sep 06, 2015 at 09:19 PM Author: Solanaceae
Man, Dave, your collection brings all the bulbs to the yard.

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Sep 06, 2015 at 11:33 PM Author: Silverliner
I have a GE 100w clear A-23 merc, made in Hungary!

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Aug 27, 2017 at 10:54 AM Author: sox35
Strange the different wattages available in the US. In the UK, MV lamps are 80 & 125W, never seen 100W over here.

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