75,000 watt, 2.4 million lumens incandescent light bulb!

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75,000 watt, 2.4 million lumens incandescent light bulb!

I went to the Edison museum in Florida today and look at what lightbulb I saw there. 2.4 million lumens, 75,000 watts.

The one that photonicinduction posted on YouTube is 20,000 watts. Photonicinduction YouTube video

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How do you power that sucker? The wire gauge must also be thick af.

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Very impressive
However 2,400,000 lumens at 200 lumens a watt would only need 12,000 watts.
Would take a bunch of XHP-70s but its very doable (albeit expensive)

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It would take about ~625 amps at 120v.

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Mark M wrote:
It would take about ~625 amps at 120v.

Yes but the LED version would only need 100A.

Many people have 200A service in their homes.

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If it was a single LED it would be amazing, an array just isn’t as cool.

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I just want to see the lamp it was designed for……

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I just want to see the lamp it was designed for……

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It is very efficient for an incandescent bulb

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Also as this is an Incan, it is probably 100 CRI.

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Mark M wrote:
If it was a single LED it would be amazing, an array just isn’t as cool.

That is possible but who is going to pay for the tooling for a one off vastly oversized chip?

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Bort wrote:
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If it was a single LED it would be amazing, an array just isn’t as cool.
That is possible but who is going to pay for the tooling for a one off vastly oversized chip?

I guess we will have to crowdfund it. With our powers combined… Big Smile

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Mark M wrote:
Bort wrote:
Mark M wrote:
If it was a single LED it would be amazing, an array just isn’t as cool.
That is possible but who is going to pay for the tooling for a one off vastly oversized chip?

I guess we will have to crowdfund it. With our powers combined… Big Smile


Indeed Big Smile

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Oh, c’mon. I got a 3AAA tulip-head zommie that can do at least 2.4M lemons.

It said so right in the ad.

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Mark M wrote:
Camaro wrote:
I just want to see the lamp it was designed for……

!https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/iiif/p16003coll2/11672/full/full/0/de...!


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Lightbringer wrote:

Oh, c’mon. I got a 3AAA tulip-head zommie that can do at least 2.4M lemons.

It said so right in the ad.

Mmm...

Millions of lemons!

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Oh, c’mon. I got a 3AAA tulip-head zommie that can do at least 2.4M lemons.

It said so right in the ad.


Thats a good point, isn’t the record from a Chinese flashlight something like 99 billion lumens.

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Bort wrote:

isn't the record from a Chinese flashlight something like 99 billion lumens.

I'm waiting for a flashlight that promises infinity lumens.

Five minutes later, there will be a flashlight promising infinity plus one lumens.  ;)

Gotta have that plus one!

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Having spoken of Edison, please do not forget Nicola Tesla, who (IMHO) beats Edison in every field.

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Mark M wrote:
If it was a single LED it would be amazing, an array just isn’t as cool.

But GE was cheating too, they used a quad filament Flat Stare

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Would make for one hell of a mule!!

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djozz wrote:
Mark M wrote:
If it was a single LED it would be amazing, an array just isn’t as cool.

But GE was cheating too, they used a quad filament Flat Stare

!{width:30%}https://i.imgur.com/YxGnP9o.jpeg!

Fair enough, lol.

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It’s not 75k but 20k watts. “It doesn’t have a filament, it has garage door springs”

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Now for the big question…WHAT WOULD THIS TRANSLATE TO IN CHINESE LUMENS???

2,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00.2 lumens!!!!

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it may have never been powered

i mean to REQUIRE that many watts, just means you make a big fat honking filament, which it has

the plaque doesn;t say it has ever been used….

and it may not be intended for 120VAC, which would cut the amps

it has 4 filaments and 2 connections, if it had 3 and 3, it could run on 3phase power
but of course EDISON would not have any of that
he was a DC man

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wle wrote:
it may have never been powered

i mean to REQUIRE that many watts, just means you make a big fat honking filament, which it has

the plaque doesn;t say it has ever been used….

and it may not be intended for 120VAC, which would cut the amps

it has 4 filaments and 2 connections, if it had 3 and 3, it could run on 3phase power
but of course EDISON would not have any of that
he was a DC man

The vintage in-situ photo others have posted have a sign which lists lighting times! Probably wouldn’t get away with that nowadays, damn ‘elf n safety Cool

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raccoon city wrote:

Bort wrote:

isn’t the record from a Chinese flashlight something like 99 billion lumens.

I’m waiting for a flashlight that promises infinity lumens.

Five minutes later, there will be a flashlight promising infinity plus one lumens.  ;)

Gotta have that plus one!


I’d take the infinity lumens since it would sell for 1/10th the price.
This is Budget light forum after all Big Smile

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gravelmonkey wrote:
wle wrote:
it may have never been powered

i mean to REQUIRE that many watts, just means you make a big fat honking filament, which it has

the plaque doesn;t say it has ever been used….

and it may not be intended for 120VAC, which would cut the amps

it has 4 filaments and 2 connections, if it had 3 and 3, it could run on 3phase power
but of course EDISON would not have any of that
he was a DC man

The vintage in-situ photo others have posted have a sign which lists lighting times! Probably wouldn’t get away with that nowadays, damn ‘elf n safety Cool

==oh
huh
so it does

does not show the wires going to it

would like to see

oh well

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wle wrote:
it may have never been powered

i mean to REQUIRE that many watts, just means you make a big fat honking filament, which it has

the plaque doesn;t say it has ever been used….

and it may not be intended for 120VAC, which would cut the amps

it has 4 filaments and 2 connections, if it had 3 and 3, it could run on 3phase power
but of course EDISON would not have any of that
he was a DC man

They probably ran it on 240? It needs really high current to start, but that drops off as the filament heats.

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312A to run at 240
edison may have designed it to run directly off some crazy generator just for that
though the DC generators usually are not very high

would need to be 750 V to make it 100A
that might have worked

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Infinity x 2.4 lumens!

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