WelchAllyn Notice: Discontinued Superbulbs

litho123

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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.
 
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ANDREAS FERRARI

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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.....
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jar3ds

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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 :D
 

js

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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?
 

litho123

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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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