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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:47 pm 
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Bury Council have started to replace failed 35w Sox Lamps with LED retrofts.

I have no idea which lamp they are using but there are some pretty antique lanterns running LED now including

This (and the next one up)


Along with numerous Beta 5s

Bury have been buying lots of Philips stuff in recent years.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:48 pm 
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Nice to see these veteran lanterns are still in active service, for the time being at least!

I imagine the output from the retrofit LED lamps will be somewhat throttled by the existing SOX (nee SO/H) optics, but on a quiet looking residential area like this, I wouldn't think this would be any great issue.

It would be interesting to see them lit up, especially those Phosco top entries!

Mind you, some vintage lanterns take on a totally different look with an LED fitted.
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"As we moved along in a little procession, I was delighted with the illumination of the streets. So many lamps and they burned until morning, my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns."
Mary Antin - US author & activist. 1881-1949.

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