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Does anyone know more about these Luxten branded lamps?

Does anyone know more about these Luxten branded lamps?

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The one on the left i have had for a while now, but today i got my hands on another one but there are some differences... For one, The one on the left is shorter as the one on the right being taller. 2, They both have different etch's and 3, The one on the rights phosphors are darker as the left ones are brighter white. Any help here???

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Manufacturer:Luxten
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Lamp Type:Mercury vapor
Filament/Radiator Type:Quartz arc tube
Base:Mogul (E39)
Shape/Finish:ED 28
Electrical
Wattage:250

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Nov 08, 2008 at 02:11 AM Author: Silverliner
The logic is that the one on the right is an older version, because the left one has the newer inkjet etch. Luxten is a lamp manufacturer in Romania, by the way.

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Apr 22, 2009 at 04:07 PM Author: GEm1000
Yep, The etch on the lamp on the right says "Made In Romania" on the bottom, But does anyone know of the quality of these lamps? Anyone think they know of a date for the lamp on the right?




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Jun 09, 2009 at 04:41 PM Author:
is Luxten a Reliable Brand Dave?
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Jan 07, 2013 at 03:35 AM Author: Globe Collector
Romania's national manufacturer is Electrofar with officies in Bucharest and a plant in Timiosara and possibly another in Cluj-Napoca, I can't imagine two companies could be tooled-up for H.I.D. in such a country so I'm about 80% sure that they are rebadged Electrofar lamps. A lot fake "Thorn" H.I.D. lamps, after the closure of Leicester and Enfield, were actually Electrofar lamps.
I'm actually after some genuine Electrofar lamps although I have two "Thorn" lamps here, a 400w Mercury and a high pressure sodium with a dot-matrix etch and the country of origin marked on the packet only.
Here are some pages displaying genuine Electrofar Branded, Electrofar Made Mercury Lamps...

http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=search&cat=0&pos=4&pid=48315

http://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=search&cat=0&pos=2&pid=54420

Somewhere I have one or two of these re-badged lamps too, but probably omitting the country of origin, so now I know that they are probably Electrofar too!
That's what I love about this site, when we all put out heads together there's no rock any cheesy re-badger can hide under!

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Jan 07, 2013 at 05:06 AM Author: dor123
There is a generic brand that sold in Israel by I.G. International, that called "LUXTEN". You can see in my Lamps album, LUXTEN branded lamps that I've encountered.
Most lamps of the LUXTEN brand in Israel, today don't lasts for a few months average.

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Jan 07, 2013 at 05:19 AM Author: Globe Collector
The way it works dor is...
You want to supply a range of lamps to a market, but you know nothing of lamps, chemistry or physics, you have a "toilet parer" degree in marketing and all you know is how to push papers around a desktop, so how the hell do you get some lamps...?
Answer, buy them from somebody who does possess the skills to create them, slap your own "cheesy" brand on them and make absolutely sure the people who made them get no recognition for their efforts and the people who buy them have a real difficult time trying to find out where they came from.
I would say that "Luxten" is like "Thorn"
They get their H.I.D. from Electrofar in Timisoara,
their C.F.L. from Gulf Advanced Lighting in Dubai
and their G.L.S. from Bong Yae Po in South Korea

The only difference is that Thorn once had its own plants, laboratories and intelligent innovative workforce, and tossed all that away to shuffle papers on a desktop. Actually, Thorn may still make luminares, but this requires less than 10% of the skills required to create lamps!
I doubt that Luxten ever had any of that!

Note that the lamp on the left actually has a Romanian type number
"LVM 250" rather than "MBF 250".

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Oct 07, 2016 at 09:22 PM Author: xelareverse
These are really good, I found one (80w) on romania, mailed it home, and even though it had a preety blackened arc tube, and was in a recycling bin, it fired up and was preety bright. Really good lamps, take good care of it don't drop it. It really makes me wonder how these got to the US. Mine was probably replaced with LED and that LED probably does not work. I hope to find more and I'll build a fixture just for mine. Oh and BTW Andrew (Globe Collector) ive been to Romania almost every summer, and I don't see Romania incapable of manufacturing such lamps (HID)

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Oct 07, 2016 at 11:29 PM Author: Globe Collector
I have done some more research since then, I have located two sites in Romania....

This site in Bucharest seems to be the main site of lamp production these days....but it may have been elswhere in the Electrofar days (or at least some departments). This site is certainly big enough and complex enough to house H.I.D. production and labs.

The second site in Timisoara is now operated by AEM and makes Kwh meters and other electronic gear these days, but I think this was the old H.I.D. site in the Electrofar days.

A third site in Cluj-Napioca, I have never been able to locate despite having an address which does not seem to exist now, this site did T12 fluorescent.

In answer to the quality question, I feel that these lamps would be average in quality, with some duds and some outstanding examples like xcelerverse's, (typical statistical "Bell Curve").

When you go back to Romania next time...go those few extra miles (after the thousands you traveled to get there) and go to the plant and say, "Hello", tell them you are a collector and admire the skills used to create their lamps, they might even give you some samples!

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Oct 08, 2016 at 11:02 AM Author: xelareverse
Well Anderew, I do speak Romanian pretty well of not fluently, so I could ask then when I'm in Bucharest

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Oct 08, 2016 at 11:29 AM Author: rjluna2
I didn't know that you could speak Romanian language, Alex

Perhaps you can try to visit Count Vlad the Third's hometown

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Oct 08, 2016 at 06:44 PM Author: Globe Collector
Was that "Vlad the Impaler"? I don't think I'd want to go there, they might skewer my fat little carcass....much rather the lamp plant...and it is closer to the airport!

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Oct 09, 2016 at 03:33 PM Author: rjluna2

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Oct 10, 2016 at 09:33 AM Author: xelareverse
Have you ever been to Romania Andrew?

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Oct 10, 2016 at 06:45 PM Author: Globe Collector
Unfortunately not, only Singapore, Viet Nam, Thailand and New Zealand (North Island Only).

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