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Osram HQL-B Super De Luxe 50w

Deluxe mercury vapour lamp.

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Album name:Paul / Mercury Vapour
Keywords:50w / Osram / Mercury / Super / Deluxe / HQL / MBF-B / Globe
Manufacturer:Osram GMBH
Model:HQL-B Deluxe
Power Consumption:50w
Cap Type:ES
Country Of Origin:Germany
Filesize:58 KiB
Date added:Dec 27, 2012
Dimensions:1024 x 761 pixels
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SuperSix   [Dec 27, 2012 at 02:04 PM]
Bloody lovely! Surprised
Paul   [Dec 27, 2012 at 02:09 PM]
Nice colour when fully run up too!
Versalift09   [Dec 28, 2012 at 04:16 PM]
Paul what do you reckon was the intended market for these lamps? So much bigger than standard 50w envelope surely that would rule out a lot of retro-fits...
Linear_SLI   [Dec 28, 2012 at 04:22 PM]
I think they would look nice semi-rescessed in a restaurant or hotel foyer or something like that, so you just get to see the ball. I have only seen these in books, so how rare are they, can you still buy them?
Tom   [Dec 28, 2012 at 04:24 PM]
I think the main market was those clear globes and other decorative lanterns...
James   [Dec 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM]
Often they just hang from the ceiling as a bare bulb in large open spaces, you can still sometimes see this kind of installation in Europe. Before they refurbished Schipol Airport in Amsterdam a couple of years ago, there were clusters of these mouted in rings of six around each of the steel pillars holding up the roof. Probably hopelessly inefficient, both optically as well as because of the lamp itself, and it looked really 1970s in there, so now they've been replaced with more efficient floodlights. I think Osram still makes these today. In Japan you can certainly get them, Iwasaki makes them up to 500W rating in a really huge bulb, both clear and fluiorescent and even self-ballasted.
Tom   [Oct 16, 2016 at 05:28 PM]
This 'golden globe' is still an absolute joy to light up! Wow James! Never knew Iwasaki did globes in the higher ratings!
Andy   [Oct 17, 2016 at 09:11 AM]
Yes these globes are very nice indeed. I would have bought one if it wasn't for the fact they are so bloody expensive!
Zelandeth   [Oct 17, 2016 at 09:52 PM]
I'm still eyeing them on Amazon...would probably just have grabbed one by now if the next month wasn't going to involve both a convention and the Lada being due an MOT almost as soon as I get back...maybe after that lot...
Paul   [Oct 17, 2016 at 10:27 PM]
Got this one courtesy of James if I remember correctly.

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