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Verd a ray 175w merc from 1976 quite a find!

Verd a ray 175w merc from 1976 quite a find!

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A friend found this in a trash bin. There was also another VAR, an actual safety type with filament fuse but was dead. This one appears to have low hours, works very well. Had to restore the etch with graphite.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Philips for VAR
Model Reference:H39KC-175/DX
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapor
Base:Mogul
Shape/Finish:E-28
Service Life:24,000+ horas
Electrical
Wattage:175w
Optical
Lumen Output:7900
Color Temperature:3900K
Color Rendering Index:45
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Highstown, NJ
Fabrication Date:August 1976

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Sep 09, 2016 at 10:56 PM Author: funkybulb
Cool find dave.

No LED gadgets, spins too slowly.  Gotta  love preheat and MV. let the lights keep my meter spinning.

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Verd a ray classic.


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Sep 09, 2016 at 11:02 PM Author: Silverliner
Don't be jealous.

May all the great lighting technologies have their place in history.

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Sep 09, 2016 at 11:42 PM Author:
That's quite a classic you have here, Dave
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Sep 10, 2016 at 02:42 PM Author: Silverliner
I compared this to a more recent Philips 175w MV lamp made at the Ya Ming plant in China. The arc tube and electrodes haven't changed much! Some other features are similar, but the VAR has threaded glass and pre-bent arc tube support supported directly by the stem press. Typical older Philips design.

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Apr 28, 2017 at 09:38 AM Author: Lumex120
How do you "restore the etch"?

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

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Apr 27, 2018 at 09:41 PM Author: Globe Collector
Sprinkle it with graphite powder ??

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

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