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GE Halarc Electronic demo model in special clear envelope

GE Halarc Electronic demo model in special clear envelope

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At last a chance to see the internal construction of these first-generation self-ballasted metal halide lamps!

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Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:Halarc Electronic
Lamp
Lamp Type:Metal Halide
Filament/Radiator Type:CC-8
Base:E26
Shape/Finish:TB-19
Service Life:5000h
Fixture
Ballast Type:Integrated
Electrical
Wattage:55W
Voltage:110-125V
Optical
Lumen Output:2250
Lumen Efficacy:41 lm/W
Color Temperature:3200K
Color Rendering Index:65
Physical/Production
Factory Location:NELA Pilot Plant
Fabrication Date:1981

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Dec 05, 2015 at 08:53 AM Author: Solanaceae
Wow a rarity!
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Dec 05, 2015 at 09:45 AM Author: Lumex120
Beautiful lamp! If it wasn't for CFLs and LEDs, they could have probably made these much more efficent.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Dec 05, 2015 at 10:20 AM Author: Ash
I actually seen a Chinese version of a similar lamp on DealExtreme not long ago... That one was a reflector lamp IIRC
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Dec 05, 2015 at 11:09 AM Author: Lumex120
Ash, do you know where the link to the page is? I would like to see what it looked like.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Dec 05, 2015 at 11:23 AM Author: FGS
Before CFLs. CFLs killed these. LEDs killed CFLs. LOL!

Why I like LEDs on top of other lighting tech?
LEDs = Upgrade 95% of the applications. (That is if you avoid eBay's LEDs).


LED brainwash? No, people uses them cuz they work well for them.

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Dec 05, 2015 at 11:59 AM Author: Ash
Google for "Self ballasted metal halide PAR", you'll find a few. This time i came across :

https://www.1000bulbs.com/category/25-watt-self-ballasted-par38-pulse-start-lamps/

http://www.bulbrite.com/products_en_11_113_311_0_0-PAR30-Long-Neck-Integrated-Ballast.php - Maybe this was the one i seen back then. Dont remember exactly but it was not from any recognized brand. I think the website was DX tho
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Dec 05, 2015 at 12:21 PM Author: Ash
Interesting why. Philips were into LED business well before 2011, and knew what they can achieve. If they released the MH lamp anyway, they sure had a market for it in mind.. What happened ?
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Dec 05, 2015 at 12:38 PM Author: Ash
The LEDs in the <2000 Lm allready existed (they sure did in the form of integral lanterns...), they just were not cheap. But this MH lamp was not cheap either, especially from the professional user's point of view, who divides the upfront cost by the (proposed) lamp life, if nothing else. I would expect that whoever bought the MH did it because he wanted MH, not because the LEDs were not available...
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Dec 05, 2015 at 12:58 PM Author: Ash
And what about CFLs ?
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Dec 05, 2015 at 02:50 PM Author: rjluna2
Nice demo bulb you have here, James

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Dec 05, 2015 at 05:41 PM Author: ManofHID
Wow that's nice! always love a clear casing on a lamp ballast too!

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Dec 05, 2015 at 08:59 PM Author: Alights
Wow that's amazing ! Does the incandescent filament run all the time? Or does it shut off after the MH arctube warms up?
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Dec 06, 2015 at 12:38 PM Author: toomanybulbs
nice!
cant be many of those around.
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Dec 08, 2015 at 12:20 PM Author: James
Thx for the comments! It came from a recently retired marketing manager of GE's now closed incandescent plant at Winchester.

The filament does run all the time. Like with a self-ballasted mercury lamp, it runs brightly when first switched on and gradually dims as the arc tube warms up and draws more power.

There were a few Chinese copies of the Philips CDM-i 20W A60 lamps. Two companies I remember who used to make them were Yasuhiro and KK Lighting. Sometimes the Chinese are quick to copy things, but they are also equally quick to abandon them. Both gave up very soon after Philips concluded that there was not a significant enough market for these. Toshiba in Japan also produced such lamps (24W CMI with A65 bulb) around 1998-99 but those were also not a success.
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Dec 08, 2015 at 04:05 PM Author: Silverliner
Very nice find, James! Yup the arc tube looks identical to the one in the GE MXR32 lamp.

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