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    Enlarger bulbs already scarce?

    After reading the thread about filament bulbs being discontinued in the UK - http://www.apug.org/forums/forum172/...appear-uk.html I thought I'd better see about getting some additional spares.

    Seems that due to a Philips factory closing down they are already unavailable for my Meopta enlarger, at least my searching and enquiring so far has turned up nothing.

    The bulb that I'm using is a 240v 150W E27 fit type P605 E/51-P3/4. I've also tried looking for the Osram product versions, but they no longer appear on the Osram catalogue.

    So, any ideas about equivalents, or do I need to start looking for a cold light head?

    Thanks

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    Seem to be some here:
    http://www.focalpointphotographic.co..._equipment.htm
    Are you sure 150W is not too big?

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    There is another thread http://www.apug.org/forums/forum172/...-any-hope.html.

    You could try contacting Mirko at FOTOIMPEX, as I haven't seen any of these new lamps advertised by UK suppliers.

    Alternatively, scour any remaining small photographic shops you can find. I picked up another couple of PF605 lamps for me stockpile a few weeks ago in this way.

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    in regards to osram bulbs and other bulb types my brother in law works for osram and is like a living catalog of what is available and who makes it. if you supply me with a code for what you need i can find the information out for you.

    I always get him to supply me with the bulbs I need.

    Steve Frizza
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    Quote Originally Posted by David H. Bebbington View Post
    Seem to be some here:
    http://www.focalpointphotographic.co..._equipment.htm
    Are you sure 150W is not too big?
    Thanks, massive price increase from last time, but put against the cost of a VC head...

    The manual for the enlarger (Meopta Opemus 6 B&W) recommends the 150W, and I'm getting reasonable length (15-40s) exposures, so I guess it's OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Frizza View Post
    in regards to osram bulbs and other bulb types my brother in law works for osram and is like a living catalog of what is available and who makes it. if you supply me with a code for what you need i can find the information out for you.
    Stephen, the Osram type number quoted in the manual is 4613 or 4633 - from context, I think those are the 75W and 150W respectively. I'm looking for the 150W. Thanks!

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    Try Technical Lamps in London. I got my lamps for my Durst M605 there. I have a 100 and 75W lamps for it( the 100W was producing too short an exposure time). I found the staff there very helpful.

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    I was going to ask if you tried RK as they are the Meopta distributor for the UK (http://www.thedarkroom.co.uk/) but I just checked and they seem to be out of stock too! Might be worth a call though.

    Good luck, Bob.

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    Thanks goodness the DeVere uses the same lamp as disco lights. The A125/9 ELC is available in a 500 hour long life version. Around £15 for a twin pack and readily available.
    So many drummers, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David H. Bebbington View Post
    Seem to be some here:
    http://www.focalpointphotographic.co..._equipment.htm
    Are you sure 150W is not too big?

    Regards,

    David
    Reply back from them this morning - all their stock was cleared out by one of their college customers on Monday. Bit of a run on bulbs going!

    Just found some 75W ones at Technical Bulbs - ordered a few just in case - rather have longer exposures than none. BTW, would you normally think that 15s exposures are too short?
    Last edited by ITD; 10-10-2007 at 07:25 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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