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Old 5th Sep 2018, 3:26 pm   #21
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You're right Nick, it's from about 1986. I have two of them, the other from circa 1978. The cable ties were a bit cheaper than buying another lamp
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 4:52 pm   #22
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Iím in the process of fitting a new bc lamp holder to an Anglepoise lamp that I got for £20.
There doesnít seem to be any manufacturers name on it, should a genuine AP lamp be marked etc?
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 8:37 pm   #23
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It's cast into the swivel arm just above the base.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 9:16 pm   #24
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looking through the adverts on Graces Guide, yours appears in an advert from 1947
I'm gobsmacked, I thought it may have early 60s/70s, I think I may have to think about getting a different bench lamp as I don't want to ruin this. Is there any chance you could post a link to that graces guide ad please McMurdo?
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Old 6th Sep 2018, 9:21 am   #25
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Thank you Bill, I took a close look and I found name on side, ďAngle Poise Lamp 90, made in EnglandĒ.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 4:24 pm   #26
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Presumably, everyone knows that it is still possible to buy "proper" light bulbs for your Anglepoise lamps if you know where to look?
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Members here certainly should, it's been covered from every conceivable angle in multiple threads.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 8:34 pm   #28
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I Got my bulbs from StrewFix a year or so ago, I think they called them ďindustrialĒ, but when I took a look last week they didnít seem to stock them any more.
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Old 7th Sep 2018, 8:55 pm   #29
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Members here certainly should, it's been covered from every conceivable angle in multiple threads.
Thats true to an extent, but I had a quick trawl on here before I posted my question and most of the threads on here are years old, and the links etc display " discontinued item". Weights of the bulbs in this thread are the real issue.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 8:47 am   #30
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A genuine Anglepoise lamp, a 'vintage electrical appliance',(as defined by the thread title) REQUIRES an incandescent filament bulb.
Installing an alternative MAY allow such a vintage device to remain in service until an enthusiast is able to restore it. This is the only benefit of 'upcycling' I have yet identified.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 9:20 am   #31
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Could you tell me weíre I can purchase an incandescent bulb from, please?However Iím not really bothered what bulb I use, as long as it works and you can always tighten the Nuts and bolts to stop it moving. Iíve just replaced the lamp holder, now looking for microswitch.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 10:00 am   #32
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There's plenty on Ebay/Amazon still, as well as other online lighting suppliers. The "Rough Service" loophole was closed in 2016, but Google "Traffic Signal" bulb . Also, I was talking to someone at a steam rally who said that some people with old showmans engines are using "Fireglow" bulbs (exempt from ban) after removing the red lacquer with solvent.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 10:12 am   #33
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A genuine Anglepoise lamp, a 'vintage electrical appliance',(as defined by the thread title) REQUIRES an incandescent filament bulb.
Installing an alternative MAY allow such a vintage device to remain in service until an enthusiast is able to restore it. This is the only benefit of 'upcycling' I have yet identified.
I see you what you're saying, but...

Anyway, these are the lamps I use: https://www.johnlewis.com/philips-8w...osted/p1941224

Excellent light output, every bit as good as a 60W GLS lamp, just the right weight, except that they don't cook the Anglepoise's wiring and lampholder, they use less electricity and they seem to last forever.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 10:53 am   #34
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Thank you both, I think Iíll go for the Philips LED, with light output of 806 Lumens it seems ideal, when buying new bulbs I always check the Lumens first not the equivalent wattage.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 3:42 pm   #35
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Incandescent GLS lamps are still available from several suppliers, but availability may be declining.

I would prefer one of the lightweight LED "Filament" bulbs that are now widely sold.

If you are determined to use incandescent lamps, then I advise stocking up. The "rough service" loophole has been closed, the "traffic signal" loophole may be next, as may be the "existing stock" loophole.
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Old 8th Sep 2018, 10:43 pm   #36
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I found some 60W and 100W BA22 incandescents NOS in a Leominster antiques emporium today. Acquired one of each for spares for my lamp limiter. There were 1 60W and about a dozen 100W left afterwards. 100W would be OTT for Anglepoise use, though.

In a recently acquired Anglepoise clone (tatty but functional after a quick rewire) I'm using an 11W Philips LED bulb which weighs in fine (and cost as much as the lamp!).
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 1:57 pm   #37
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Any rough service NOS remnants you may find should be from a reputable maker (and examined to establish that they LOOK genuine) as rather a lot of cloned rather hazardous rubbish has appeared over the last few years.

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Old 9th Sep 2018, 9:32 pm   #38
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Your lamp looks like my genuine anglepoise lamp from the mid eighties, I have an 60w equivalent led bulb in mine six pounds from Tesco no problems and the light output is identical to the 60w incandescent it replaced.
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 10:00 pm   #39
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The recently-issued August 2018 Toolstation catalogue lists (on page 158) a range of clear dimmable Quartz-based BC GLS lamps by Corby . 18W (=24W) to 105W (=133W), all priced at under £1. They also do a 60W BC fireglow bulb for £2.04
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 8:26 pm   #40
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Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.

This was the bulb that was got in the end, its a no-brainer, no need to cut springs or over tighten joints.

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It's not too bright, it's the same weight as an incandescent and the real bonus is it doesn't get hot. After being on for hours you can grasp the shade and its barely warm, meaning its kind to the shade and the switch. It said £8 on the box, my missus got it for £3 .

With regards to dating the lamp, I looked through graces guides etc. and I could only see similar but nothing exact. There are specialist websites/sellers that I have found around that I can enlist help from in dating it.

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