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Philips Infraphil HP3609/S Infrared Lamp

Materials: White plastic, chromed metal handle (iron). Porcelain E27 socket.

Height: 20 – 25 cm / 7.87 x 9.84” – adjustable

Lampshade: 13 x 21 cm / 5.11 x 8.26”

Base: ∅ 15 x 18 cm / 5.90 x 7.08”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 150 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a PAR38 infrared lamp is preferred.

Period: 1970s, 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: Philips, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Other versions: The Philips Infraphil HP3609/S infrared lamp exists in several models. Philips infrared lamps are in production since 1945 in many models. The name Infraphil is still in use for their range of infrared lamps, but other models of course.

This infrared lamp is the first in the Infraphil range that uses an E27 socket. All lamps produced in the years before have a B22 bayonet fitting.

Koninklijke Philips N.V.

Inspired by the fast-growing electricity industry and the promising results of Gerard Philips own experiments to make reliable carbon filaments, Frederik Philips (his father) financed the purchase of a modest factory in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in 1891.  Frederik Philips was a Jewish banker based in Zaltbommel.

In 1895, after difficult first four years and near bankruptcy, Anton Philips joined the company. He was Gerard’s younger brother. With Anton’s arrival, the family business began to expand rapidly. The brothers changed their family business by founding the Philips corporation. They laid the foundations for the later electronics multinational.

In 1930 the first shaver of the Philips company was introduced and was simply called “The Philishave”.

A day before the German invasion in the Netherlands on 9 Mai 1940, the Philips family fled to the United States of America, taking a large amount of the company capital with them.

Operating from the US as the North American Philips Company, they managed to run the company throughout the war. After World War II the company was moved back to the Netherlands, with their headquarters in Eindhoven.

Philips Infraphil HP3609/S infrared heat light white plastic chrome handle 1970s 1980s MCM Box publicity