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Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « on: April 06, 2022, 04:39:45 PM » Author: joseph_125
A bit expensive for me but these are pretty uncommon lamps. Seller says they have 4 of them.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/185375364935

The pictures and the title mention H38-4JA/W but the description mentions H38-4MP/DX so it might be worth asking the seller for clarication about the model. Might be a case where the lamp types were mixed.
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #1 on: April 06, 2022, 05:24:35 PM » Author: HPS_250
Wow, those are definitely rare and they even look NOS!
We know for sure that at least one is really a H38/4JA/W because the etch is pictured, but as for the others it could be a mixed case. I bet I can guess who here might buy them…  ;D
Even if some are just /DX they’re still clear-top BT25s which are awesome anyway.
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #2 on: April 06, 2022, 06:04:39 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
I just messaged the seller for clarification . While a Westy cleartop /DX is nice , it's not worth paying that kind of price for IMO !!
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #3 on: April 06, 2022, 06:06:27 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
The seller messaged me back and will verify exactly what they have !
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #4 on: April 06, 2022, 06:26:36 PM » Author: BT25
Wow, those are definitely rare and they even look NOS!
We know for sure that at least one is really a H38/4JA/W because the etch is pictured, but as for the others it could be a mixed case. I bet I can guess who here might buy them…  ;D
Even if some are just /DX they’re still clear-top BT25s which are awesome anyway.

Who's that a reference to? :mrg:
Nice lamps...the one pictured was made in 12/72. 8)
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #5 on: April 06, 2022, 06:37:00 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
I just bought one . The seller says the listing for the /W is correct .  4 left guys !!!!  :mvc:
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #6 on: April 06, 2022, 06:44:19 PM » Author: joseph_125
Ahh thanks for asking about them. I know I said I wasn't going to get one but the seller sent me an offer so I'm in for one. 3 left now. :mvc:

Plus I figured it's a /W and those aren't that common. It'll display nicely in my OV-10 too.
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #7 on: April 06, 2022, 06:50:28 PM » Author: BT25
I just bought one . The seller says the listing for the /W is correct .  4 left guys !!!!  :mvc:
Congrats on your first /W lamp Tim! ;D 8)
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #8 on: April 06, 2022, 08:02:21 PM » Author: Burrito
Bro, now there is one left!
Crap.
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #9 on: April 06, 2022, 08:15:46 PM » Author: BT25
Better grab it pronto! ;D
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #10 on: April 06, 2022, 08:58:45 PM » Author: RadiantMV
I do really want a /W lamp, however i would much rather a higher wattage version as i would have to search for a ballast for this lamp and that would be quite difficult as there is no probe start metal halide equivalent (which are much cheaper and easier to find)
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #11 on: April 06, 2022, 09:08:36 PM » Author: BT25
I hear that a 70W/M98 ballast will drive a 100W/H38 lamp well...I personally have never tried it.
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #12 on: April 06, 2022, 09:15:41 PM » Author: joseph_125
Yeah I still have one light with a M98 ballast fitted that I used to drive a 100w H38 lamp. Just make sure to disable or remove the ignitor. eBay also has proper H38 ballasts but it seems like they're aren't much offerings right now.

This one isn't too expensive for a M98 ballast although you might be able to find one for cheaper locally.
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #13 on: April 06, 2022, 10:28:11 PM » Author: joseph_125
Looks like these are done. I wonder who got the last 3.
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Re: Westinghouse H38-4JA/W? « Reply #14 on: April 06, 2022, 10:38:16 PM » Author: RadiantMV
I was debating getting one but im quite low on cash at the moment. Hopefully more of these pop up sometime (and preferably in 175, 250 or 400 watt)
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