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Philips 500 Watt USA Made T3 Halogens

Philips 500 Watt USA Made T3 Halogens

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Here's my latest eBay find. Two American made Philips 500 watt T3's. Considering their age, I'll be keeping them as collection items as they are older than me. I really like the cardboard packaging these older Philips halogens use. These have 4 filament supports and unique light blue end caps. Does anyone know where in the USA these were made? There is an "X" with a circle around it that probably indicates the factory location.

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Manufacturer:Philips
Lamp
Lamp Type:T3 Halogen Lamp
Base:T3
Electrical
Wattage:500 Watts
Voltage:125 to 130 Volts
Optical
Lumen Output:9500 Lumens
Color Temperature:2900K
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Richmond, KY, USA
Fabrication Date:D2, April 1992, and K2, October 1992
Application/Use:Work lamp, garages, space heater, flood lighting in the yard, or anywhere brilliantly bright light from a compact lamp is needed

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Nov 24, 2017 at 03:50 PM Author: James
Nice to see a USA-made Philips quartz halogen, these seem quite rare now. The factory symbol you describe refers to Richmond KY - if you wish to decipher these for yourself, see http://www.lamptech.co.uk/Documents/Codes/Philips%20-%20Fabriekenkenmerken%20vanaf%201964.pdf

I have not seen many lamps from here, it was opened in 1947 to make Westinghouse Christmas-tree lamps but at some point started with halogen. I have a Philips MR16 square and a PAR20 from here. Interesting that your lamp is branded Plusline - in Europe that brand plus the blue caps were reserved for the top end lamps with high temperature rated pinch-seals, coiled-coil filaments for higher output, dimpled quartz bulbs for universal burning, and internal fusing - none of which seem to be present in this particular lamp!
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Nov 24, 2017 at 04:34 PM Author: CEB1993

Nice to see a USA-made Philips quartz halogen, these seem quite rare now. The factory symbol you describe refers to Richmond KY - if you wish to decipher these for yourself, see http://www.lamptech.co.uk/Documents/Codes/Philips%20-%20Fabriekenkenmerken%20vanaf%201964.pdf

I have not seen many lamps from here, it was opened in 1947 to make Westinghouse Christmas-tree lamps but at some point started with halogen. I have a Philips MR16 square and a PAR20 from here. Interesting that your lamp is branded Plusline - in Europe that brand plus the blue caps were reserved for the top end lamps with high temperature rated pinch-seals, coiled-coil filaments for higher output, dimpled quartz bulbs for universal burning, and internal fusing - none of which seem to be present in this particular lamp!


Wow thank you James! That PDF with all the factory symbols is really interesting. Made in Richmond, KY. I'll update the file info.

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Nov 27, 2017 at 04:16 PM Author: Globe Collector
Lamps from unusual plants, such as this one in Kentucky, need to have examples preserved for posterity.

Manufactured articles should be made to be used, not made to be sold!

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