Just noticed an ad in this months CX magazine for a ‘new’ PAR lamp by Osram. The aluPAR lamp replaces the glass reflector with an aluminium one, resulting in a (reported) 66% decrease in weight and a 10% increase in output. These are the main points contained in the ad” * 66% lighter and 10% brighter * Aluminium reflector * Direct replacement - suitable in all fittings (does that mean they will fit into my Fresnels? (just kidding )) * Patented dual-fuse system (will have to ask about that) * Environmentally friendly (when compared to what?) * Different luminous intensities, voltages and beam angles offer flexibility for designing lighting effects Thr following is the only information I could find on their Australian web site: http://www.osram.com/pdf/service_corner/aluPAR.pdf Osram will be a distributor at Enach (our LDI) which is in Sydney from Feb 13-15 and I intend to stop by their booth and ask them a few questions. Anyone heard, seen or even used one of these?