General Lamp / January 21, 2019 / Aadhya Kidd.
LOW PRESSURE SODIUM (SOX) - Low pressure sodium lamps, more commonly known as SOX lamps, have the highest efficiency of all discharge lamps. Light provided is monochromatic orangeyellow, meaning they have poor color rendering and most objects appear as various shades of grey. The primary use for SOX lamps is in street lighting.
FLUORESCENT BULBS - The use of fluorescent lamps in commercial and domestic applications offer significant energy savings over traditional incandescent lamps with the additional benefit of higher light output, superior light quality and longer life.
A very good reason to purchase an antique lamp is the current and future value of the lamp. Many of the antique lamps produced around 1900-1930 commonly sell for 10 - 20 times their original retail price. It is not unusual to find numerous lamps selling for 100 times the original retail price. There are some selling for incredible amounts compared to what they sold for when new - See WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE LAMP in the BIOGRAPHY below. See LAMP APPRAISALS PLUS LAMP HISTORY in the BIOGRAPHY below.
But you will probably end up throwing these lamps away sooner or later. The material is brittle, hollow, fragile and it chips and breaks very easily. You will likely not be giving these lamps to your grand children, not even your children. This poly resin material reminds me of the chalk ware lamps from circa 1950. These lamps are rarely if ever found in one piece. They were cheap back then and they are usually worthless now.
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