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Introduction

I don't especially collect lamps (bulbs), but inevitably I have built up a small collection of lamps associated with streetlighting and these are intended for eventual display with the lanterns in the collection.

 

When acquiring lanterns, itís always nice to be able to get the lantern complete with its lamp. However, for Heath and Safety reasons, local authorities and lighting contractors will often remove discharge lamps from the lanterns as part of the disposal and recycling process. This is generally done because discharge lamps contain poisonous, corrosive, and sometimes explosive, gases. Therefore, I often have to acquire lamps from other sources such as ebay, electrical wholesalers, and other streetlighting collectors.

 

The lamps illustrated are typical of many of the types of lamps used in both old and modern streetlighting; plus a few oddments that fall outside of this scope. I have placed small everyday items such as pens, keys, and mobile phones by some of the lamps to give an idea of scale.

 

If you want to know how discharge lamps work, or seek technical information on discharge lamps, then there is no better website to visit than James Hooker's, Museum of Historic Discharge Lamps, which can be found here.

 

Lamp types held in the collection (Awaiting images for some lamps)

 

Tungsten Lamps. GLS

Mercury Vapour Lamps. MA MB MBF

Mercury blended Lamps. MBFT

Low Pressure Sodium Lamps. SO SOI SOX SLI

High Pressure Sodium Lamps. SON-E SON-T

Metal Halide Lamps MH

Fluorescent tubes. MCF

Compact Fluorescent. CFL

 

Tungsten Lamps (GLS)

 

300w Thorn GLS clear glass lamp with 27ES cap

 

 

 

 500w Narwar GLS clear glass lamp with ES40 cap

 

 

 

Mercury Vapour Lamps MA. MB. MBF

 

EYE 40w HF40PD mercury lamp

 

 

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50w GE MBF/U Lamp

 

80w Osram HQL (MBF/U) lamp for 3-pin bayonet lampholders

 

 

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125w Thorn MBF/U Lamp

 

 

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250w GEC 'Truelite' MBF ES40 Lamp

 

 

250w Crompton MA/V (medium pressure) mercury lamp for vertical burning.

 

 

400w Thorn MB/U tubed mercury Lamp ES40 cap

 

 

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400w Mazda MB/U Lamp ES40 cap

 

 

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400w Atlas MB/U Lamp ES40 cap

 

 

400w Philips 'Powerwhite' MBF/U lamp with ES40 cap from the 1970's

 

 

1000w GEC 'Truelite' MBF/U (400/450V) lamp with E40 cap from the 1970's

 

 

1000w Osram HQL MBF-U Lamp

 

 

Mercury blended Lamps. MBFT MBT

 

160w Osram MBTF blended lamp ES27 cap

 

 

500w Wellmark mercury-halogen blended clear lamp ES40 cap

 

 

500w Pallas mercury-blended clear glass lamp ES40 cap

 

 

Low Pressure Sodium Lamps SO, SOI, SOX, SLI

 

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10watt GEC SOX Lamp

 

 

18watt Philips SOX-E Lamp

 

 

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26watt Philips SOX-E Lamp

 

 

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35watt Philips SOX Lamp

 

 

40watt (pre re-rated) Philips SOX Lamp with porcelain BC cap

 

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55watt Philips SOX Lamp

 

 

60watt Philips SO/H Lamp This lamp was rescued from a garage in North Yorkshire.

The lamp is a working example and was housed in an old Eleco sodium lantern

mounted on the side of the building.

 

 

60watt GEC SLI/H Linear Lamp

 

 

90watt Osram SOX Lamp burning at full power in a Thorn Alpha-9 lantern

 

 

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135watt Philips SOX Lamp

 

 

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140watt Thorn SLI/H Linear Lamp

 

 

180watt Philips SOX Lamp

 

 

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200watt GEC SLI/H Linear Lamp

 

 

High Pressure Sodium Lamps. SON-E SON-T

 

 

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50w GE SON-E ES27 lamp

 

 

70w GE SON-T lamp

 

 

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100w GE SON-T

 

 

120w GEC 'Solarcolour' SON-E lamp

 

 

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150w GE SON-T

 

 

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250w GE SON-T

 

400w GE LU400/T/40 SON-T ES40 lamp

 

 

400w Sylvania SON-E lamp

 

 

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400w GE SON-E

 

 

Metal Halide Lamps (MH)

 

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35w Philips CDM-T G12 lamp

 

 

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70w Philips CDM-T G12 lamp

 

 

Lamp on right: 150w Philips CDM-TT ES40 lamp

 

 

Lamp on left: 250w Osram HQI/T 250 ES40 lamp

 

 

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400w Osram HQI/T ES40 lamp

 

 

1000w Sylvania 'Metalarc' HSI/T lamp ES40 cap

 

 

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2000w Osram Metal Halide lamp

 

 

Fluorescent tubes (MCF and 'T' types)

 

 

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2ft 40w MCF Fluorescent linear lamp

 

 

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4ft 40w T8 Fluorescent linear lamp

 

 

Compact Fluorescent (CFL)

 

 

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36w Philips PL-L compact fluorescent lamp

 

 

Philips PL-L 840/4P 55w compact fluorescent lamp with 2G11 4-pin base. 

 

 

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