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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) https://goo.gl/maps/Db4QBtESdVz

and

https://goo.gl/maps/TR2e85dRctw

Along with numerous Beta 5s


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


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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."
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