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Bill Sherren
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From: Kent, England
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 - posted January 18, 2019 10:46 AM      Profile for Bill Sherren   Email Bill Sherren   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Many years ago when I last used my Bolex 18-5 projector you could get an A1/263 bulb replacement for the "robot " looking A1/17. It gave a brighter output and looked much more like a modern halogen bulb. But looking around only the A1/17 type bulbs are still around. Any reason the updated one disappeared?

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted January 18, 2019 10:55 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
As it says on the bottom of the ad, the new lamp never caught on.
http://www.bigbluewave.co.uk/Super8/Thorn%20A1_263.htm

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Bill Sherren
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 - posted January 18, 2019 11:13 AM      Profile for Bill Sherren   Email Bill Sherren   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Pity...

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Brian Fretwell
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 - posted January 20, 2019 03:37 PM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes, I bought one for my Eumig Mk510D but never saw them advertised after that.

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted January 21, 2019 04:38 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Used to use them Bill back then. They do turn up every now and again with one now on ebay 202571351685
Once you have the unit I see no reason why the bulb could not be changed out with a little thought particularly as the capsules are really low cost.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted January 21, 2019 04:44 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Here is the eBay link for anyone interested.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Projector-LAMP-Lampara-Hanimex-A1-263-8V-50W-A1-17-1333158-PA-340-Marciana/202571351685?hash=item2f2a318685:g:tTkAAOSw4cBbg89U:rk:1:pf:0

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Dominique De Bast
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From: Brussels, Belgium
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 - posted January 21, 2019 08:09 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for that interesting subject, Bill and thanks for the EBay link, Maurice. ALthough it was expensive with the post and packing costs, I decided to try this bulb. I have a small 9.5 Ligonie projector that uses this space man model. The projector has a lens that gives a good, very big picture so it worths some expenses. The add for the bulb says it lasts twice the time the original lamp (I'll keep my fingers crossed) but more important, that the light is brighter on the screen. It will be a good test to see if it's possible to improve the light with a 50 watts bulb, so I may consider replacing the lampholder (or more realistically ask someone to do that for me), or better, following Lee's idea (thanks, Lee !) to use the unit designed by Hanimex to built one that would accept the basic small lamps (probably easier said than done since Hanimex must have make some attemps, unprofitable for the company, difficult to do but one thing after another…).

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted January 31, 2019 01:26 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sadly, the bulb doesn't light up. I contacted the Spanish seller who honestly refund me 100 %. He said he tested succesfully the bulb before shipping. At the end, I didn't loose money but it's disappointing

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Rob Koeling
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 - posted January 31, 2019 03:36 AM      Profile for Rob Koeling   Email Rob Koeling   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dominique, maybe you should try with this lamp what Lee suggested and see if you can fit a new halogen bulb in there. The shape of the lamp is the most difficult part. If you could improvise a fitting for a bare halogen bulb in there, you would have a lamp for life.
If you think that is too fiddly, I wouldn't mind trying. I would happily buy the lamp of you.

- Rob

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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted January 31, 2019 06:59 AM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello Rob, the small halogene bulb is hardly fixed on the system (and it seems not to be easy to find one 8v 50 w). I may try to do Something (or more precisely, I may ask someone who knows better than I if he can make the ouftit like a bulb holder).

I took two pictures for those who may be interested. The first one is out of focus because I have an automatic camera and even with the proper setting, it doesn't give ggod results).

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