Updated 06-X-2014

Light Source Movies

A selection of light-source related movies is presented below, hosted on external sites. Where noted these are copyrighted to the owner of this site. Please click on the relevant link below to view the film of interest.

Lampmaking - General

General Electric USA Montage of various lampmaking processes at the GE factories, late 1960s.
BLI - In Our Own Light Publicity Film on the Factories of BLI (Thorn Lighting), c.1967.
Thorn Lighting - The Critical Element Publicity Film on Thorn Photographic & Projecion Lamps, c. 1970.
Sylvania Lighting International Overview of SLI Belgium including Incandescent, Halogen, Discharge and Special lampmaking at Tienen, 1994.
Strike-A-Light Open University Film on Tungsten Wire, Incandescent, and High Pressure Sodium Technologies, 1989.
Glass Bulb Blowing High speed production of glass bulbs on the Ribbon Machine, at Glass Bulbs Ltd, Harworth, UK, 1950.
Glass Bulb Blowing Corning Ribbon Machine at Owensboro Works, 1960.
Glass Bulb Blowing Slow speed production of HX10.5 candle bulbs by Olivotto Rotary Machine, 2010.
Die Sendung mit der Maus Production of Tungsten Wire at Radium Wipperfürth, Germany, 1972.

Lampmaking - Incandescent

Incandescent - Sylvania Canada Incandescent Lampmaking on the Sylvania 'Dual' machines, at Drummondville, Canada, 2007.
Incandescent - Osram France Glass Bulb Production at EMGO Lommel, Belgium, and Incandescent at Osram Molsheim, France, 2010.
Incandescent - Osram-GEC Wembley Incandescent Lamp and Filament Production at Osram Wembley, UK, 1960.
Incandescent - Radium Wipperfürth Glass Bulb Production at EMGO Lommel, Belgium, and Incandescent at Radium Wipperfürth, 1972.
Incandescent - Philips Eindhoven Incandescent Lamp Production at Philips Eindhoven, 1960.
Incandescent - Tungsram Vienna Incandescent Lamp Production at Tungsram Vienna, 1910.
Incandescent - DuroTest USA Production of Single Coil lamps at the North Bergen factory, 1977.
Incandescent - Sylvania USA Production of Glass Bulbs at Sylvania Central Falls, and R30 Incandescent at Sylvania St. Marys, USA.
Incandescent - GE Canada Incandescent Lampmaking on GE IMG3 machines, at Oakville, Canada.
Incandescent - CEAG UK Amateur film of the CEAG Queen's Road Lamp Factory, Barnsley, UK, 1972.
Incandescent - Walter Schrick Special Incandescent Lampmaking at Walter Schrick, Germany.
GE Winchester, USA Closure of GE's last American Incandecent Factory - production of R40 reflectors.

Lampmaking - Halogen

Thorn Lighting Halogen Division Production of Quartz Halogen lamps at Thorn Enfield and Leicester, UK, c.1990.
Halogen - Philips Aachen IRC The End of the Lightbulb - including some views of 12V Single-Ended IRC capsule production at Aachen, 2011.
Halogen - Laes Barcelona Production of Low Voltage Quartz Halogen capsules at Lamparas Espciales SL, Rubi, Spain.
Sylvania Tienen GU10 Production of Halogen Capsule for GU10 lamps, 2007.
Halogen - Narva Plauen H4 Industrial action at the Philips (Narva) Plauen factory concerning relocation of H4 Hardglass line to Poland.

Lampmaking - Fluorescent

Thorn Lighting Fluorescent Division Production of Fluorescent and 2D Lamps at Thorn Enfield, UK, c.1990.
Philips Salina, T12 Production of Linear T12 at Philips Salina, USA.
Philips Salina, T8 Production of Linear T8 at Philips Salina, USA.
Narva, Germany Production of Linear T8 Fluorescent at Narva Brand-Erbisdorf, Germany.
Philips Roosendaal, Netherlands Glass Tube and T8 Lampmaking on the HOR6000 Line at Roosendaal, 2009.
GE Oakville, Canada Old-style Vertical production at GE Oakville, Canada.
GE Bucyrus, USA New High Speed Horizontal line at GE Bucyrus, Ohio, 2010.
GE Bucyrus, USA New High Speed Horizontal line at GE Bucyrus, Ohio, 2010.
OsramSylvania Linear Production of Linear T8 Fluorescent at Sylvania Versailles, KY, USA, 2007.
OsramSylvania U-Tube Production of U-Tube T8 Fluorescent at Sylvania Drummondville, Canada, 2001.
LightTech Hungary Production of Suntanning Fluorescent on Sylvania Vertical T12 rim-seal equipment at LightTech Hungary, 2010.
Vietnam Linear Fluorescent Production in Vietnam, 2013.

Lampmaking - Compact Fluorescent

Osram Augsburg Dulux EL Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Production at Osram Augsburg, Germany, 2010.
Megaman China Compact Fluorescent Production at Neonlit-Lisheng Tube Lamp Factories, Xiamen, China, 2003.
Indian Spiral CFL Manual Production of Spiral Compact Fluorescent Lamps in India, 2008.
TCP China Automated Production of Spiral Compact Fluorescent Lamps at TCP China, 2009.
Havells-Sylvania, India Various photographs of the CFL Production Process at Havells Faridabad factory, India, 2009.
Havells-Sylvania, India Various photographs of the CFL Production Process at Havells Neemrana factory, India, 2013.

Lampmaking - Discharge

Thorn Lighting Discharge Division Production of Discharge Lamps at Thorn Leicester, UK, c.1990.
Osram Berlin-Spandau HCI Powerball production at Osram Berlin Factory, 2014.
Philips Turnhout CDM, SON and UHP Lamp processing at Philips Turnhout, 2008.
Philips Turnhout Various views of SON Hardglass and CDM Quartz outer jacketing production at Philips Turnhout, 2008.
Philips Turnhout Development and Build of HID, CFL and LFL Lampmaking Machinery at Philips Turnhout, 2011.
Philips Turnhout HID Lifetesting and Lamp Measurement at Philips Turnhout, 2011.
Westron Canada Self-Ballasted Mercury Vapour Lamps at Westron, Canada.
Philips Aachen HID Automotive Manufacturing of Xenon Metal Halide Automotive arc tubes
Philips Aachen HID Automotive Dosing of Arc Tubes in automated MBraun Glovebox
Xenon Short Arc Production. Xenon Short Arc XBO Production, Osram Spandau & Eichstätt.
Xenon Short Arc Production. Xenon Short Arc Production, Philips USA.
Xenon Flashtube Production. Xenon Flashtube Production.

Company Profiles

Thorn Lighting Thorn Lighting Company Profile, 1988.
Thorn Lighting, Light Sources Division Introduction to the Light Sources Divsion of Thorn Lighting, c.1990.
Sylvania Lighting International Company Profile, Sylvania Lighting International Group, 2005.
SLI Belgium Overview of SLI Belgium including Incandescent, Halogen, Discharge and Special lampmaking at Tienen, 1994.
Megaman China Overview of Megaman products and CFL manufacturing at the Xiamen factories (2005).
Iwasaki Japan Overview of Iwasaki products and HID manufacturing at the Saitama factory (2006).

Lamp Operation

The Tungsten-Halogen Cycle The halogen cycle is momentarily paused, then resumed to clean up the blackened bulb.
Halogen G9 Failure - Osram Good fusing in Osram lamps prevents internal arcing when the filament fails.
Halogen G9 Failure - Chinese Inadequate fusing leads to arcing at end of life, with a strong risk of the lamp exploding.
Snap-Switch Internal Ignitor Heater coil causes a bimetal switch shorting the lamp to open, inductively striking the arc.
Glowbottle Internal Ignitor A glow discharge heats bi-metal contacts which short out, cool, reopen & strike the arc.
Iwasaki FEC Internal Ignitor The ultra-reliable solid state FEC system uses no moving parts to softly strike the arc.
MH Failure - Inner Quartz shroud A quartz shroud in Osram HQI-EP lamps protects the outer bulb if the arc tube explodes.
MH Failure - Outer Teflon coating A Teflon coating on the outer bulb does not always hold the glass together if it shatters.

Television Advertisements

Mazda - Lighting to Measure 1 British Thomson-Houston Co., England, c. 1950.
Mazda - Lighting to Measure 2 British Thomson-Houston Co., England, c. 1950.
Mazda - Lighting to Measure 3 British Thomson-Houston Co., England, c. 1950.
Mazda - Lamps Stay Brighter Longer British Thomson-Houston Co., England, c. 1950.
Mazda - Living with Light British Thomson-Houston Co., Australia, c. 1950.
Mazda - After Sundown British Thomson-Houston Co., Australia, c. 1950.
Mazda - Introducing Flashy & Dim Associated Electrical Industries, England, c. 1955.
Mazda - Always ask for Mazda Associated Electrical Industries, England, c. 1955.
Mazda - Netabulb Introduction AEI Lamp & Lighting Company, England, c. 1959.
Mazda - Ask for Netabulb AEI Lamp & Lighting Company, England, c. 1959.
Mazda - Lilly the Lampstand AEI Lamp & Lighting Company, England, c. 1959.
Mazda - You Can't Beat a Netabulb AEI Lamp & Lighting Company, England, c. 1959.
Mazda - A Neat Idea AEI Lamp & Lighting Company, England, c. 1960.
Mazda - Netaline Fluorescent 1 AEI Lamp & Lighting Company, England, c. 1960.
Mazda - Netaline Fluorescent 2 AEI Lamp & Lighting Company, England, c. 1960.
Atlas - A Lamp you can Rely On Thorn Electrical Industries, c. 1950.
Osram GEC - Where is Ossie Osram Osram-GEC Australia, 1964.
Osram - Die Licht Biennale Osram Kommanditgesellschaft film by Fischerkösen, Germany, 1956.
Osram - Die Licht Biennale Osram Spain, 1960s.
Osram - En Glödande Lampa Osram Norway.
Osram - Reklam för Dulux-EL Osram Norway, 1994
Osram - Dulux-EL Osram Germany, 1997
Osram - Dulux-EL Osram Germany, 1998
Osram - Dulux-EL Osram Germany, 2000
Osram - Automotive Xenarc Osram Spain, 2012
Osram - Automotive Nightbreaker Plus Osram Germany, 2012
Osram - Automotive Nightbreaker Unlimited Osram Germany, 2013
Osram - LED Retrofitlampen Osram Germany, 2013
Osram - Dulux CFL Osram India, 2013
Osram - Dulux CFL Osram Sri Lanka, 2013
Philips - When the Sun Overslept Philips Norway film by Fischerkösen, 1937.
Philips - Lamp Light Band Philips Animation, ca. 1940.
Philips - Argenta K Philips Spain, 1963.
Philips - Long Life Square Bulb Philips Lighting U.S.A., 1986.
Philips - Long Life Square Bulb Philips Lighting U.S.A., 1987.
Philips - Halogena Long Life Philips Lighting U.S.A., 1998.
Philips - Halogena Energy Saver Philips Lighting U.S.A., 1999.
Philips - Compact Fluorescent Philips Lighting Sri Lanka, 2007
Philips - Tornado Compact Fluorescent Philips Lighting India, 2008
Philips - Compact Fluorescent Philips Lighting India, 2012
Philips - Compact Fluorescent Philips Lighting Sri Lanka, 2014
Sylvania - Blue Dots for Sure Shots Sylvania Electric Products, U.S.A., 1950s.
Sylvania - Blue Dot Flashcubes Sylvania Electric Products, U.S.A., 1965.
Sylvania - Hi-Light Long Life Bulbs GTE Sylvania Australia, 1984.
Sylvania - Soft White Long Life GTE Sylvania U.S.A, 1987.
Sylvania - Soft White Long Life GTE Sylvania U.S.A, 1987.
Sylvania - Ghost Sylvania Lighting International, Thailand, 2007
Sylvania - MiniLynx Long Life GTE Sylvania Thailand, 2007
Sylvania - MiniLynx Energy Saver Havells-Sylvania, Panama, 2011
Sylvania - eLogic Soft White Mini OsramSylvania U.S.A, 2007.
Sylvania - Daylight in the Light OsramSylvania U.S.A, 2008.
Sylvania - Automotive Silverstar 1 OsramSylvania U.S.A, 2014.
Sylvania - Automotive Silverstar 2 OsramSylvania U.S.A, 2014.
Havells Sylvania - Bike Havells-Sylvania, India, 2009.
Havells Sylvania - Washroom Havells-Sylvania, India, 2009.
GE - Mr. Magoo General Electric, U.S.A., 1960s.
GE - Mr. Magoo General Electric, U.S.A., 1968.
GE - Soft White 4-pack General Electric, U.S.A., ca.1969.
GE - Watt-Miser Energy Savers General Electric, U.S.A., 1985.
GE - Edison on Langmuir General Electric, U.S.A., 1976.
GE - Edison on Steinmetz General Electric, U.S.A., 1976.
GE - Edison on Coolidge General Electric, U.S.A., 1976.
GE - Edison on Soft White General Electric, U.S.A., 1977.
GE - Soft White General Electric, U.S.A., 1981.
GE - Soft White General Electric, U.S.A., 1990.
GE - Night Football General Electric, U.S.A., c.1995.
GE - EnergySmart CFL General Electric, U.S.A., 2008.
GE - Spiral CFL General Electric, U.S.A., 2008.
GE - Spiral CFL General Electric, U.S.A., 2010.
GE - Ecomagination LED General Electric, U.S.A., 2011.
Toshiba - LED 10 Years Toshiba Lighting, Japan, 2011.
Toshiba - LED 10 Years Toshiba Lighting, Japan, 2013.
Toshiba - LED 10 Years Toshiba Lighting, Japan, 2014.
Electrodeless Pa-Look Ball YOU National / Panasonic, Japan, 2003.
Toshiba Neoball Z Toshiba Lighting Technology, Japan, 2001.
Toshiba Neoball Z 'Real' Toshiba Lighting Technology, Japan, 2005.
Toshiba Fluorescent Pride Toshiba Lighting Technology, Japan, 2006.