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Title: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ?
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on July 11, 2019, 05:27:36 PM
Does anybody know if Sylvania made the Clearbanders in colors such as /C or /N ? All I've ever seen is /DX .
 Also, I know some members here also have them in HPS, but were they also made in metal halide ?

Any thoughts ????




Title: Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ?
Post by: icefoglights on July 18, 2019, 10:27:24 PM
I don't think they ever made them in /C or /W.  The clearband and fully coated technique was mostly applied to "new technology" coatings, like /DX and /N.  The outgoing /C and /W lamps stuck with cleartops until the end.


Title: Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ?
Post by: WestinghouseCeramalux on July 19, 2019, 12:20:00 PM
Does anybody know if Sylvania made the Clearbanders in colors such as /C or /N ? All I've ever seen is /DX .
 Also, I know some members here also have them in HPS, but were they also made in metal halide ?

Any thoughts ????

Where's the love Tim? ;D HPS clearbanders are cool.


Title: Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ?
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on July 19, 2019, 07:24:01 PM
Where's the love Tim? ;D HPS clearbanders are cool.

ALL clearbanders are cool ! I'm just curious if they were made other flavors than "just" /DX MV and /D HPS info on these lamps seems to be few and far between.

@ icefoglights : Thanks for the info, every little bit helps !



Title: Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ?
Post by: joseph_125 on July 23, 2019, 11:43:05 AM
Interestingly, I think Sylvania Canada never switched to making clearbander MV lamps. The 175w /DX and 400w /DX I have that were made in early 80s and well into the clearbander era were still cleartop lamps.


Title: Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ?
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on July 23, 2019, 09:33:27 PM
I've seen several photos of Canadian Sylvanias here on LG and now that you mention it I think they ARE all cleartoppers


Title: Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ?
Post by: Silverliner on July 29, 2019, 04:04:02 PM
Nope. Only DX mercs and coated HPS lamps were clearbanded. C and W and coated MH lamps were cleartopped until the early 1980s or so. The N was fully coated in the late 1970s.


Title: Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ?
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on July 29, 2019, 10:02:49 PM
Thanks for the info everyone ! I now know what to look for, now to find them !!!

CASE CLOSED !