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Unlicensed HPL Lamp Alert

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by STEVETERRY, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. STEVETERRY

    STEVETERRY Well-Known Member

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    The following recent ETC release may be of interest to CB'ers:


    Recently, an unlicensed, six-filament Chinese-made lamp has appeared in the U.S., marketed as an HPL source. One distributor is advertising this lamp under the name “Silver,” but other distributors may substitute the Chinese lamp for name-brand licensed lamps. The lamp generally comes in a generic white box.

    The patented HPL lamp was invented by David Cunningham and Gregg Esakoff for the Source Four® fixture line. Only GE, Osram, Philips and Ushio are licensed to produce authentic HPL lamps that meet the strict manufacturing requirements and performance criteria established for this lamp. Buyers should look for proof on the lamp and on the packaging that the HPL lamp they purchased is manufactured by one of these four licensed manufacturers.

    ETC strongly recommends not using this lamp in any Source Four fixture.

    The Silver lamp does not have the correct HPL filament structure and has not been tested or approved by ETC. Please also be aware that use of the Silver lamp or any other unlicensed lamp in any Source Four fixture will void any warranty claims for that fixture.
     
  2. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Edrick Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I say we ban all imports from China way too many dangerous knock offs come in from them.
     
  4. Pie4Weebl

    Pie4Weebl Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    You're absolutely right! I'm sick of all the elation gear and ADJ gear trying to kill me!
     
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    Edrick Well-Known Member Premium Member

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