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Champion 400w Mercury Vapor lamp quite a rare find!!!

Champion 400w Mercury Vapor lamp quite a rare find!!!

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The time has come, I finally got a Champion mercury lamp! Sylvania made but still awesome. It's old enough that it has the pre /RS frame, commonly found in Sylvania Banner lamps. Looks NOS. I bet it'll have the beautiful limey green color typical of early /Ws!

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Manufacturer:Sylvania for Champion Lamp Works
Model Reference:H33-1GL/W
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapor
Filament/Radiator Type:Quartz arc tube
Base:E39s
Shape/Finish:BT37 coated
Service Life:12,000 hours
Electrical
Wattage:400w
Voltage:130v
Current:3.2A
Optical
Lumen Output:20,000 lumens
Lumen Efficacy:50 lpw
Color Temperature:4500K
Color Rendering Index:25
Physical/Production
Dimensions:11 1/2"
Factory Location:Manchester NH
Fabrication Date:1963

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Feb 26, 2018 at 08:50 PM Author: lifeguard
Nice lamp! eBay I'm assuming?
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Feb 26, 2018 at 10:09 PM Author: Silverliner
Yes, as part of a large lot of bulbs. The rest are 300w and 500w incandescents, Ken-Rad and Champion.

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Feb 26, 2018 at 10:18 PM Author: icefoglights
Nice find!

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Feb 26, 2018 at 10:19 PM Author: xelareverse
Nice, I have a 250 watt warm white one

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Feb 26, 2018 at 10:31 PM Author: ace100w120v
Love the color of a lit /W myself
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Feb 26, 2018 at 10:34 PM Author: Lumex120
50 LPW? I thought mercs were 23 LPW or something like that.

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Feb 26, 2018 at 10:35 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps

50 LPW? I thought mercs were 23 LPW or something like that.

Nah I believe you're thinking of Halogen man..

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Feb 26, 2018 at 10:56 PM Author: Silverliner
20,000/400 equals 50 lumens per watt.

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Feb 26, 2018 at 10:59 PM Author: Silverliner
@xelaverse is that a /C? You said "warm white".

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Feb 27, 2018 at 12:50 AM Author: ricksbulbs
Well, I dreamed of having a Champion merc lamp, and Dave gets one--JEALOUS!!!! but I have a 1962 Hammond C-3 organ with what will soon be a Leslie 122 2 speed converted by me from a 22-R single speed rotary tremolo speaker unit, with a twin 6550 beam power tubes in push-pull (rare 500 dollar each black solid plate (no holes like later ones) Tung-sol 6550 beam power tubes) amplifier that will shake the walls to dust if you crank the master volume and floor the expression pedal on the organ! Jon Lord of Deep Purple had the exact same rig as mine! Or shall I say I have the same C-3 as HIS? SO--yeah I still want a Champion merc lamps and an ITT, too bad they were made by Sylvania though, would have been nice if they were made by the brands stamped on them. Sylvania made merc lamps for everybody it seems LOL!
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Feb 27, 2018 at 12:50 AM Author: ricksbulbs
Well, I dreamed of having a Champion merc lamp, and Dave gets one--JEALOUS!!!! but I have a 1962 Hammond C-3 organ with what will soon be a Leslie 122 2 speed converted by me from a 22-R single speed rotary tremolo speaker unit, with a twin 6550 beam power tubes in push-pull (rare 500 dollar each black solid plate (no holes like later ones) Tung-sol 6550 beam power tubes) amplifier that will shake the walls to dust if you crank the master volume and floor the expression pedal on the organ! Jon Lord of Deep Purple had the exact same rig as mine! Or shall I say I have the same C-3 as HIS? SO--yeah I still want a Champion merc lamps and an ITT, too bad they were made by Sylvania though, would have been nice if they were made by the brands stamped on them. Sylvania made merc lamps for everybody it seems LOL!
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Feb 27, 2018 at 06:27 AM Author: rjluna2
Hey Dave, did you ever seen the Champion Cyan Coated Night Light that I have in my collection?

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Feb 27, 2018 at 01:00 PM Author: Silverliner
Just another addition to my vast historic HID collection, preserving 20th century lighting for future generations to see.

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