Philips FGS 104
Lantern acquired in September 2005.
In the Derbyshire area, the 55 W SOX version of this lantern, the XGS 104, is quite common - however this is the first time that I have seen a compact fluorescent example.
The lantern is the larger version of the MI 26 / XGS 103 , however the bowl on it opens from the side rather from the back.
The canopy was a little dirty when received, but it cleaned up quite well.
Even though a compact fluorescent lamp is fitted, the refractors still successfully manage to break up the shape of it.
The lampholder and support are exactly the same as the ones used in the Residium. The lamp support also acts as a 'heat cap' - allowing the tube to achieve a higher relative luminous flux at lower temperatures.
The electronic ballast has to be fitted at an angle due to the connector block being in the way.
The lantern was fitted to an AC Ford AC872 wall bracket on Saturday, 1st October 2005.
It was then powered up - after a few seconds, the lamp struck up and was virtually at full brightness straight away.
Lantern warm-up video:
Philips MI / F/XGS Lanterns in the Collection
|FGS 103||FGS 104
|MI 8||MI 26||MI 50||MI 55||MI 80||XGS 103||XGS 104|
Philips FGS 224 | Thorn Triumph 1
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