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    Default WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    Hi folks -

    I received notice from WelchAllyn that certain bulbs that we love here at CPF will be discontinued. The text is as follows:

    Greg,

    I am contacting you regarding the following lamps that you purchase from Welch Allyn:

    Welch Allyn P/N's:

    01148-U
    01160-U
    01164-U
    01166-U
    01183-U
    01331-U

    We have seen a very low volume of purchase for the lamps noted above over the last several years. We are currently going through an exercise of reviewing the low volume lamps, and the lamps above came up. We would like to offer you a last time buy. We would appreciate your response in 20 days. Our plan is to no longer offer these lamps for purchase after that time.
    Last edited by litho123; 07-17-2009 at 06:35 AM. Reason: Added Full Text

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    Aaaaarrrgh!!! [time to scrape together some $ and stock up]
    Resistance is futile...

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    Why are they doing it??

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    For a company, there's only ONE reason to stop making things... falling demands!

    Timmo.

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    What about the 1185?
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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
    What about the 1185?

    I am sure that Litho would have mentioned it. Highly popular lamp.

    Bill
    Last edited by Bullzeyebill; 07-16-2009 at 01:27 PM. Reason: correction

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullzeyebill View Post
    I am sure that Litho would have mentioned it. Highly popular lamp.


    Imagine the the scramble we'd see here at CFP if it had been on the list.

    ....pretty humorous to consider..

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    The end of an age...
    Where is a good place to find 1164 right now ?
    Last edited by fneuf; 07-16-2009 at 02:43 PM.

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    People are some desperate that even silent lurkers started posting...

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    If I were you people I wouldn't worry-some company will produce generic versions that are just as good if not better.So there is no reason to go out and buy up what ever supply is left.....
    My girlfriend said if I bought one more light she would leave me...........I'm sure gonna miss her.

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    My post was not intented to get the bulbaholic paranoïa up... Just a tip question!

    Quote Originally Posted by Outdoors Fanatic View Post
    People are some desperate that even silent lurkers started posting...
    Don't get that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANDREAS FERRARI View Post
    So there is no reason to go out and buy up what ever supply is left.....


    Awe come on... and miss participating in the feeding frenzy?


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    Ack! and we were just getting the word out on the 1331!

    Any chance for a 1318 replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectronGuru View Post
    Ack! and we were just getting the word out on the 1331!

    Any chance for a 1318 replacement?
    Yikes, I just ordered a few as it is my favorite bulb. Well, one of them anyway .
    Will work for lights.

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    well the 1164 and 1331 disappeared from bulbconnections

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    OMG phew... i feel for all yalll that use those bulbs but if the 1185 was gone i don't know what i would have done

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    Yeah, looks like I'll need another pallete for WA bulb backup supplies.

    These graphs now give a better idea of the strengths and weaknesses of some of these favorite bulbs.

    Litho123, please let us join with you in buying a final amount. Thanks!

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    I was just about to post this very thread (or something like it), as I received a material obsolescence letter in the mail as well. August 21st is the last-time-buy deadline for 01160 lamps (and presumably the others listed by litho--I only was notified about the 1160, so the 1274, 1185, and 1111 are not affected by this, definitely). I already have as many 1160 lamps as I will need to provide ring-potted WA1160's for the SL60 modes, so I will not be buying any more, but it was good of WA to notify us.

    End of an era, really. The famed and beloved 1160 lamp discontinued. Who would have thought that would go before the 1111?
    -Jim Sexton, creator of the M6-R, the TigerLight Upgrades, Fixture-ring lamp potting, the SL60, co-designer of the B90 Upgrade, and proponent of the SF A2, the SF M6 X-LOLA, Titanium, the Haiku, and the LunaSol 20

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    Quote Originally Posted by litho123 View Post
    ...
    as well as several others.
    ...
    Any word about the 1111? I want to know if I need to stock up or not!

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    At present the 1185 and 1111 are not being discontinued.

    ElectronGuru - you raise a good question about the 1318 bulb. The 1331 was identical to the 1318 at a cheaper price. I suspect that the 1318 will be discontinued as well ... but I'll ask and update this post.

    I will be looking to place one last order for these soon to be discontinued bulbs.

    More later.

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    Thanks again for letting all of us know. I placed a big order in your thread that brings my backup stock up to about 30--50 of each of my most used bulbs.

    Litho123 you are the best!

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    Litho, just checking to see when you are going to do the final order.

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    I'll be placing the final order for discontinued bulbs Thursday or Friday, August 6th or 7th.

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    Sorry, missed the sales thread link.
    Last edited by Starlight; 08-04-2009 at 08:12 AM.
    Endeavor to eschew obfuscation.

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    Resistance is futile...

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Starlight View Post
    Sorry, missed the sales thread link.
    Now I understand the message in your sigline, given that DM51's link was also Litho123's sig.

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    Default Re: WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

    Yeah -

    I need to update my sig line with the new link.

    I'll be placing the final order on Thursday.

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