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Philips F15T8 Daylight, NOS from Chile

Philips F15T8 Daylight, NOS from Chile

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Here's my most recent eBay find. This new old stock daylight Philips lamp was made in Chile. It's fascinating how many countries Philips lamps are made in! For being a 26 year old lamp, it works perfectly in my manual preheat light and started right up. I didn't notice any mercury pooling or blackened ends.

This preheat fluorescent lamp has silver endcaps and features the Philips shield logo, quite different from today's modern Altos. The light emitted is beautiful and reminds me of lights used for seasonal affective disorder. Since this was the only lamp available from the vendor, I'm going to keep it in my collection so I don't burn it out.

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Manufacturer:Philips
Lamp
Base:T8
Fixture
Location:South Carolina
Electrical
Wattage:15 Watts
Voltage:120 Volts
Optical
Color Temperature:6000K
Color Rendering Index:About 75
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Chile
Fabrication Date:3M, December 1993
Application/Use:Lighting in laundry rooms, kitchens, offices, or light therapy lamps

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Nov 07, 2019 at 02:19 PM Author: Silverliner
Cool find. I remember these Chile lamps well. Made between 1992 and 1998.

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Nov 07, 2019 at 02:41 PM Author: jercar954
I have a Soft tone Chilean with the knurled endcaps. Also made in 1993. It seems when Philips bought Westinghouse, the were made in Fairmont then they shifted to Chile and then back to Fairmont before that plant was closed.

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Nov 07, 2019 at 02:49 PM Author: rjluna2
Could it be December 1993 vintage?

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Nov 07, 2019 at 03:29 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Yes, looks like December 1993.

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Dec 04, 2019 at 09:50 PM Author: CEB1993

Could it be December 1993 vintage?


Yes, made in December 1993, just 3 months after I was born. I think this is my second 1993 bulb, the other being a Canadian GE 150 watt bulb in my incandescent collection.

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220V AC 50Hz, 525@29,970i NTSC


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Dec 14, 2019 at 10:03 AM Author: Binarix128
Cool! Chilean lamps are VERY rare, but the accesories related to lighting are more common. I remember that I watched a YouTube video that said in Chile they manufactured incandescent lights around the 70's. I don't know the brand of these lamps, or if anyone on thhis site have one.

this is the funny think... I live in Chile and I never found any chilean lamp!

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Dec 14, 2019 at 10:04 AM Author: Binarix128
Maybe the chilean maded lamps was only maded for 120v 60Hz, and can't be used for 220v 50Hz.

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