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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #45 on: May 24, 2023, 08:33:03 PM » Author: Maxim
This stuff makes me sad.

Also, why are modern-day companies so cheap? Why are 90% of all lighting plants shuttered / demolished in the USA? What about the jobs? I understand it costs more, but hasn’t it for a long time? Why did so many factories shutter in the late 2000s? (Sylvania, Phillips come to mind here).

It makes no sense, other than to make a heftier sum of money. Why the greed?
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #46 on: May 24, 2023, 08:46:25 PM » Author: Lcubed3
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #47 on: May 24, 2023, 09:06:02 PM » Author: Maxim
 :DeAtH:, sad but true.  :sadbulb: :sadbulb:
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #48 on: May 24, 2023, 09:38:28 PM » Author: BT25
Sourced by Savant, from other third party manufacturers.

Same with Philips/Signify NA...their lamps appear to be coming from a generic lamp plant in China, just like the off-brands sold here. There appears to be no superior quality brands anymore... ::)
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #49 on: May 24, 2023, 10:01:52 PM » Author: joseph_125
I suppose the Indian made and Polish made fluorescent lamps coming from Signify might be the last of the decently made modern lamps. Found some Polish made Philips 3000K F32T8s at the Restore at $1/2 pack. I usually don't but them but I figured they won't be around for long and the price was good so I picked up a couple of packs. 
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #50 on: May 25, 2023, 03:18:57 AM » Author: AngryHorse
Sorry, Hamilton is gone now too  :'(

By the way Rich, there isn't an apostrophe in 'its' in this context  :P  :mrg:
Predictive text for you!
Ouch!, wasn’t aware Hamilton was demolished too!, so the big 3 are distant memories now!, what a sad end to the British lighting industry!  :-\

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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #51 on: May 25, 2023, 05:21:56 AM » Author: Rommie
Indeed  :'(

Predictive text, well that's what you get doing everything on a so-called 'smart' phone..! If it's that smart, how come it doesn't know..?  :mrg:
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #52 on: May 25, 2023, 01:31:04 PM » Author: AngryHorse
Well it is Apple?, so programmed with American English!
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #53 on: May 25, 2023, 07:03:18 PM » Author: RyanF40T12
BAH.  Apple, AI, garbage. 
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #54 on: May 25, 2023, 09:07:16 PM » Author: Maxim
Alllll garbage, just like cheap Chinese lighting.  :led2: :eoled: :ledtoilet:
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #55 on: May 26, 2023, 02:27:20 AM » Author: AngryHorse
I’ve just noticed your signature, great to see another Judge Judy fan on here!  8;)
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #56 on: May 26, 2023, 07:22:00 AM » Author: Rommie
We rather like her as well, we have about 140 episodes recorded we haven't watched yet  :lol:

I just love the way she takes no nonsense from anybody, I sometimes feel like doing that on here, but I'm not sure how it would go down with some people :mrg:
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #57 on: May 26, 2023, 07:48:21 AM » Author: Maxim
I’ve just noticed your signature, great to see another Judge Judy fan on here!  8;)
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #58 on: June 04, 2023, 07:45:08 PM » Author: Robotjulep
Almost all metal arc metal halide lamps made in China are crap compared to the older GTE ones. The newer stuff has thinner glass, less mercury, and worse lifespan. I have had nothing but negative feedback for those made in China m58 lamps. Sylvania really went downhill after the Osram era. Sylvania is just buying crap from Alibaba and putting its logo on it. It is very easy for them to do that and it doesn't cost them s***. After manufacturing went away in the United States, once great companies are nothing but greedy retailers that import cheap labor items that make you have to buy more of them because they wear out faster than quality goods. It's really sad that Sylvania is no longer a good brand, I really liked their Sylvania Unalux and Lumalux lamps and all of the GTE stuff. But good things always have to come to an end, unfortunately.  :'(
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Re: End of an era for Sylvania? « Reply #59 on: June 11, 2023, 11:40:01 AM » Author: Maxim
We rather like her as well, we have about 140 episodes recorded we haven't watched yet  :lol:

I just love the way she takes no nonsense from anybody, I sometimes feel like doing that on here, but I'm not sure how it would go down with some people :mrg:

That’s what I love about her, lol. Also her bluntness is a nice refresher in this day and age. :D
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My favorite lighting technologies at the moment are incandescent and mercury vapor, and my favorite Big 3 lighting brand of the late 20th century is GTE Sylvania.

About that Westinghouse Lifeguard disease, I think I've caught it. Thanks Eric! 8)

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