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Old 2nd August 2011, 08:46 AM
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I had broken the substitution bulb I had for my enlarger -a Meopta Opemus 7-.

Can I buy any 150w/E27 bulb or it must be a specific bulb?

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Old 2nd August 2011, 11:51 AM
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I had broken the substitution bulb I had for my enlarger -a Meopta Opemus 7-.

Can I buy any 150w/E27 bulb or it must be a specific bulb?

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If you still have the manual for your enlarger the details of the bulb will be given in the specification.
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You need an enlarger bulb, any make should work fine, but 150 watt enlarger bulbs are hard to find these days, so you may have to use a 75 watt bulb,
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Old 2nd August 2011, 12:24 PM
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If you still have the manual for your enlarger the details of the bulb will be given in the specification.
I don't have the manual, Vincent, and seems hard to find in the intenet...

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You need an enlarger bulb, any make should work fine, but 150 watt enlarger bulbs are hard to find these days, so you may have to use a 75 watt bulb
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what if i use a 100 watt domestic bulb like this one?
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Old 2nd August 2011, 12:42 PM
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Firstcall sell a suitable bulb. It is a P3/3 ES and costs 3.05. Problem is postage is given as 7.50. Possibly there is a Spanish supplier for these. Firstcall also have a table listing the bulb for various enlargers, http://www.firstcall-photographic.co...rger_lamps.pdf

One problem with a domestic bulb is that there is writing on the face which can show on the print. Proper enlarger bulbs have the writing on the neck where it does not show. I don't think the bulb you have shown would be suitable.

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Thanks, Bill!
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Firstcall sell a suitable bulb. It is a P3/3 ES and costs 3.05. Problem is postage is given as 7.50.
Also available from Process Supplies for 2.60 - Shipping appears to be a more reasonable 3.50...
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http://www.fotoimpex.de/shop/fotolab...n-germany.html

Domingo check out the above site I gather that the bulbs may be expensive but they do stock the 150 watt ones. I got the address from an Irish web site and have not checked it out myself.
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Old 3rd August 2011, 01:25 PM
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Thanks, Vincent.

Process Supplies seems to have some problem shipping to Spain...
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Domingo - Might be able to help out with one 75W 240V Philips Photocresenta lamp (screw fit).
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