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Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ? « on: July 11, 2019, 05:27:36 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
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 Huh??


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Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ? « Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 10:27:24 PM » Author: icefoglights
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.
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Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ? « Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 12:20:00 PM » Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
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 Huh??

Where's the love Tim? Grin HPS clearbanders are cool.
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Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ? « Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 07:24:01 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
Where's the love Tim? Grin 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 !

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Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ? « Reply #4 on: July 23, 2019, 11:43:05 AM » Author: joseph_125
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.
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Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ? « Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 09:33:27 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
I've seen several photos of Canadian Sylvanias here on LG and now that you mention it I think they ARE all cleartoppers
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Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ? « Reply #6 on: July 29, 2019, 04:04:02 PM » Author: Silverliner
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.
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Re: Sylvania Clearbanders in colors other than /DX ? « Reply #7 on: July 29, 2019, 10:02:49 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
Thanks for the info everyone ! I now know what to look for, now to find them !!!

CASE CLOSED !
                               
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