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High pressure sodium lamp

High pressure sodium lamp

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Description (Brief)
"Lumalux" high pressure sodium lamp rated at 70 watts. Foils around arc tube ends are in the electrical circuit.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
discharge lamp
date made
ca 1985
maker
Sylvania Electric Products Inc.
Physical Description
polycrystalline alumina (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/4 in x 3 in; 18.415 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
1998.0005.19
catalog number
1998.0005.19
accession number
1998.0005
Credit Line
from Osram Sylvania Inc., thru Richard H. Dowhan
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Electric Lamps
Energy & Power
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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