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laisfs
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ID/info needed on light-aging equipment bulb « on: September 12, 2023, 09:59:39 AM » Author: laisfs
Hi!

I am a Heritage Science researcher, and I have found a bulb in an old light-aging equipment in our lab that needs to be replaced. I was not able to find any information about it online or using the forum's search tools, so I was hoping someone would have more information about it to see what would be the best replacement. So far we are thinking of changing the socket in the equipment to fit a modern bulb, or constructing an LED strip system to attach to the equipment.

The text printed on the bulb reads: 61(?) George W. Gates & Co., 100W RS-4/G. The equipment we have is the Sunlighter Model 50 (Test-Lab Apparatus Co.)

Any help is greatly appreciated! :)


 
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Re: ID/info needed on light-aging equipment bulb « Reply #1 on: September 15, 2023, 02:39:22 AM » Author: Bottled lightning
@James is probably the guy to ask.  https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/index.php?cat=10034

Looks like Ge made an RS-4 sunlamp (page 30) http://www.lamptech.co.uk/Documents/Catalogues/GE%20-%20Catalogue%20-%201948%20US.pdf  I'm guessing yours is similar?

Maybe one of those par38 lamps would work?


What sort of UV do you need? I think the shorter wavelength UV leds  are still sort of expensive

Perhaps someone here would trade a suitable modern lamp for the admedium socket

Hope fully you have some means of monitoring the uv exposure, the worn out bulb was probably a lot dimmer than when it was new.  https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=818&pos=53&pid=159875  https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=818&pos=77&pid=50266
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