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    My local shop in Bilbao probably has some. Let me check and if you wish, I can send some to you.

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    If you really get to the point where you have no source of the correct lamp, you could try gently sanding the logo from the end of a standard opal lamp.

    The Opemus 6 has a piece of glass between the lamp and filter drawer - the primary purpose is to block heat but it is ground (at least, it is on mine) so also acts as a diffuser so it will reduce any unevenness in light to some extent.

    Not as good as finding the correct lamp, as all your timings will change and the light will never be quite as even, but better than nothing.

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    Opal enlarger bulbs

    The bulbs are beeing remanufactured in Germany and are available since about three months.
    The pricer went up a bit but is still within reason. We currently charge 9,90 EUR plus tax.

    We can supply anyone who needs 240 V bulbs out of our stock and if need is we can distribute the 110 Version to other dealers.

    110 V has a minimum order size involved though.

    If you are located in the UK try our partner retrophotographic.com.

    If he does not have the bulbs in stock already he can always get them from us.

    Best regards,

    Mirko

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    Quote Originally Posted by ADOX Fotoimpex View Post
    If you are located in the UK try our partner retrophotographic.com.
    Thanks Mirko - funny I'd never noticed your link on that site before! I'll give them a go.

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    I bought 10 bulbs (150w, E25, perfect for Meopta) from fotoimpex about 2 months ago. So, yes, they are still available and I want to say thank you Mirko and fotoimpex.
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    I'm finding it difficult to locate any 150W enlarger bulbs in the UK... The bayonet fitting ones seem even more scarce.

    Does anyone have any alternative solutions to the bulb problem?
    Are any other types of bulbs are suitable?
    What happens when they ban traditional lamps in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlightfoot View Post
    I'm finding it difficult to locate any 150W enlarger bulbs in the UK... The bayonet fitting ones seem even more scarce.

    Does anyone have any alternative solutions to the bulb problem?
    Are any other types of bulbs are suitable?
    What happens when they ban traditional lamps in the UK?
    Did you read this thread at all...?! Just three posts above yours, Mirko from fotoimpex said bulbs are available either from them directly or from their partner in UK. So, try them.

    Alternatives are using colour or multigrade heads for your enlarger, they use halogen bulbs which are easy to find. Next alternatives are waiting for developing of afordable and usable LED lamps for enlargers.

    So, buy some 10 or 20 or... bulbs now, and be secure for future.
    Last edited by haris; 10-28-2007 at 04:53 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Yeah, sorry.. I did read that post, but when I checked retrophotographic, they didn't have any. If I get desperate, I guess I'll email and ask if they can get a shipment in.

    So do all modern enlargers use halogen bulbs? I've only ever used my dad's old one that's from the 60s.

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    Next alternatives are waiting for developing of afordable and usable LED lamps for enlargers.
    Don't bother it's already there:
    http://www.fotohuisrovo.nl/documenta..._Coldlight.pdf

    or (in German):
    http://www.fotohuisrovo.nl/documenta...Prospekt_D.pdf

    Especially meant for the more larger formats.
    Up till 6x9cm:
    SPL-CL2: Eur. 1643,- (Split Grade controller included)
    Without, if you already have one: Eur. 819,- cold light source only.
    19% German/Dutch VAT INCLUDED, so outside EU: Eur. 688,-
    4x5" head,
    SPL-CL3: Eur. 1998,-
    Cold light source only: Eur. 1174,- , outside EU: Eur. 986,-

    The interesting part is that this cold light LED source is working on both condensor and diffuser systems. Red LEDs also included for focussing. In the program you can switch for dodging and burning via the red LED option for partial precise handling of each subject. Very sofisticated!

    Big money but then you will never use any bulbs again

    Best regards,

    Robert

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    That looks very nice, but the price puts me out of the market... at least for now.

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