Leitz Valoy II - shortnecked bulbs, replacements?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by Jerevan, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Jerevan

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    I've always wanted one of these enlargers, so I am toying with the idea again. :smile:

    Apart from the normal adventure of trying to get E27 incandescent enlarger bulbs, it seems that they use a "shortnecked bulb" - what does that mean really? Would a Philips PF603 work? What about other light sources, anything useable there?
     
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    I thought they used PH211's.
     
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    I've seen the PH211 being mentioned as useable for the Valoy, but I don't know if it is available in 220 volts. The closest I seem to be able to get is the Philips PF603. Let's see if anyone else chimes in.
     
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    I think a PH 1400 lamp (75w/220v) is what you need. Check with B&H Photo or Adorama here in the States. I dont know who would carry them in Europe.

    Rick