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Re: And so it ends « Reply #60 on: November 11, 2019, 12:39:16 PM » Author: sox35
Wonder if anyone's able to obtain the last produced lamp.
I really hope James is able to get it, it would be a fitting addition to the Lamptech site  Smiley
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Re: And so it ends « Reply #61 on: November 11, 2019, 01:02:58 PM » Author: GE101R
You must be really fun at parties, GE101R!

James - Thank you for this very interesting account.
Yea, I don't go to the socialist movement parties.
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Re: And so it ends « Reply #62 on: November 11, 2019, 01:15:04 PM » Author: Max
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Re: And so it ends « Reply #63 on: November 11, 2019, 04:47:15 PM » Author: MikeBond
Yup I just had the misfortune of discovering that Philips as of July 2019 stopped taking orders for SOX lamps. As a result , my supplier and others do not carry them anymore. This has screwed me as I need more 18w lamps. Now im scrambling
An Italian supplier on eBay has several new GE 18W SOX at 17 each.
Generally I thought the same outer envelopes had been used successfully in solar thermal heatpipe technology. First time I saw one I thought "Why are all those SOX lamps on that roof?!"
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Re: And so it ends « Reply #64 on: November 11, 2019, 04:53:07 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
An Italian supplier on eBay has several new GE 18W SOX at 17 each.
Generally I thought the same outer envelopes had been used successfully in solar thermal heatpipe technology. First time I saw one I thought "Why are all those SOX lamps on that roof?!"

We've seen that listing, but once you add in the shipping costs it brings it close to the price here, and we just don't have the funds for any lamps just now.  Cry
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Re: And so it ends « Reply #65 on: November 11, 2019, 07:45:18 PM » Author: mdcastle
How long until other lamps cease production?

There can't be that many 35 watt HPS fixtures around, and only somewhat more 50 watters. Mercury vapor there's still an awful lot of 175 and 250 watt yardblasters and NEMA heads but how many larger and smaller wattages?
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Re: And so it ends « Reply #66 on: November 11, 2019, 07:49:26 PM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
35 watt is my new favorite HPS lamp due to it being of manageable brightness. I plan to stock many.
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Re: And so it ends « Reply #67 on: November 11, 2019, 10:20:56 PM » Author: Lumex120
How long until other lamps cease production?

There can't be that many 35 watt HPS fixtures around, and only somewhat more 50 watters. Mercury vapor there's still an awful lot of 175 and 250 watt yardblasters and NEMA heads but how many larger and smaller wattages?
Well from what I have seen 35w HPS wallpacks are pretty common so I'd imagine 35w HPS at least will still be available for a while longer.
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Re: And so it ends « Reply #68 on: November 11, 2019, 10:36:40 PM » Author: joseph_125
Yeah, I've seen 35w HPS around in wallpacks but 50w MV is another story. I don't think I've seen a 50w MV fixture in the wild before.

Still thinking of getting some more 35w HPS lamps and gear though.
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Re: And so it ends « Reply #69 on: November 12, 2019, 09:18:49 AM » Author: sox35
How long until other lamps cease production?

There can't be that many 35 watt HPS fixtures around, and only somewhat more 50 watters. Mercury vapor there's still an awful lot of 175 and 250 watt yardblasters and NEMA heads but how many larger and smaller wattages?

I may be wrong, but now that the Hamilton factory has closed, I don't think that there are any lamp manufacturers in the UK any more  Cry

There are still a few HPS street lamps and car park lights around here, but not all that many now, I don't think it will be long before LED claims its last victim  Cry

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