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GEC SuperSox 36w SOX/E

GEC SuperSox 36w SOX/E

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GEC SuperSox 36w SOX/E

I don't know how long GEC made Economy SOX lamps for but can't recall ever seeing many.
This lamp has a nice little feature, a pair of dimples in the arc tube where sodium is deposited.
There is no date code on this lamp.

Upon firing the lamp up for the first time since manufacture, there was a very unusual and quite ferocious display of colours (predominantly blue) as either excess emitter or a tiny bit of contaminant was oxidised before the lamp settled down and ran up in the usual fashion.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:GEC
Lamp
Lamp Type:SOX/E
Base:BY22d
Electrical
Wattage:36
Optical
Color Temperature:1700k
Physical/Production
Factory Location:England

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Nov 06, 2018 at 07:13 AM Author: Danny
I found a Osram Branded GEC 26w lamp about a year ago. They look strange with dimples!
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Nov 06, 2018 at 09:04 AM Author: Andy
Have you uploaded a pic of it Danny? I'd be interested to see it.

My main area of interest is vintage fluorescent and mercury lamps. Always interested in doing lamp trades - just let me know! Smiley

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Nov 06, 2018 at 09:15 AM Author: Danny
Here it is https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=2008&pos=96&pid=120422
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Nov 07, 2018 at 03:23 PM Author: James
The GEC SOX/E are strange in that the dimples are usually all along one side of the discharge tube, instead of around the outer perimeter like the Philips and Thorn dimpled SOX. Also they tend to have multiple dimples right beside each other, like the pair here.
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Nov 07, 2018 at 03:49 PM Author: MissRiaElaine
When were they made, James..? With no date code it's not easy
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Nov 08, 2018 at 04:50 PM Author: James
SOX-E was introduced in 1982, and the GEC brand was mainly dropped in 1988, so it is probably from that period. Possibly towards the later end, if I recall rightly GEC introduced its SOX-E a couple of years later than the Philips originals.
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