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Philips

Philips Lamps Limited
145 Charing Cross Road
London
WC2
Philips Lamps Limited
Century House
Shaftesbury
London
WC2



Philips' stand at the 1936 APLE exhibition.


They exhibited at the 1936 APLE Conference in Cheltenham. A complete range of Philora sodium lamps were shown: 50W, 70W, 100W and 140W. It is claimed they have an efficiency three to five times that of incandescent lamps and a life of 2,500 hours. Three sizes of Philora mercury lamps were also shown: 150W, 250W and 400W and have a life of 1,500 hours. - Public Lighting #3, 1936


The firm put on a joint exhibition with BLEECO, ELECO, Holopane and Wardle to show off their 150W "Philora" sodium lamp in 1937. - APLE Conference Programme 1937


In 1938, the firm's exhibition is devoted entirely to "Philora" electric discharge lamps. Their stand is arranged in two main sections: one devoted to "Philora" sodium lighting and the other to "Philora" mercury lighting. They both include the auxiliary equipment and examples of the wide range of lanterns developed to use them. - APLE Conference Programme 1938


Philips describe their past achievements (the development of the sodium discharge lamp and the low wattage mercury lamps with quartz discharge tubes) and direct the delegates to the many other manufacturer displays which use their equipment. - APLE Conference Programme 1939


The firm are concentrating on the Philora discharge lamps and apparatus and their use for public and flood lighting. During the war, many of the discharge lamps were supplied to H. M. Government for vital purposes and to many "key" factories engaged in the war effort. Again, they put on a joint exhibition with REVO, ELECO, ESLA and BLEECO. - APLE Conference Programme 1945



Philips' stand at the 1958 APLE exhibition.


References:
APLE Conference Programme Folkestone 1937
APLE Conference Programme Bournemouth 1938
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1939
APLE Conference Programme Glasgow 1945


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