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1. (WO1984000080) EXTENDED LIFE INCANDESCENT LAMP WITH SELF-CONTAINED DIODE AND REFLECTOR
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What is claimed is :

1. In an incandescent lamp of the type co - prising:
a glass envelope including the bulb portion, a neck portion and a stem,
a screw base including a metal sleeve, an insulating base plug therein and a metal center contact in the insulating plug,
a pair of lead-in wires extending through the stem, one of the lead-in wires being electrically connected to said center contact and the other being electrically connected to said sleeve,
a wire filament disposed within said envelope and connected between said pair of lead-in wires ,
the improvement comprising:
a diode electrically connected between one of said lead-in wires and one of said base contacts and being disposed in said neck portion of the envelope adjacent said base,
and a reflector supported on said stem adjacent the junction of said bulb portion and said neck portion and substantially closing the passageway between the bulb portion and the neck portion for reducing convection currents therebetween.

2. The invention as defined in Claim 1 wherein said filament has an operating temperature below approximately 2550°C.

3. The invention as defined in Claim 1 wherein said reflector comprises a convex surface of re-volution facing said filament, said surface being highly reflective to visible light.

4. The invention as' defined in Claim 3 wherein said reflector is a sheet metal skirt supported on said stem.

5. The invention as defined in Claim 3 or 4 wherein said convex surface of revolution is parabolic in cross-section.

6. The invention as defined in Claim 3 wherein said envelope is filled with a mixture of
krypton and argon gases at subatmospheric pressure.

OMPI AMENDED CLAIMS
(received by the International Bureau on 24 November 1983 (24.11.83))

(amended) 1 * In an incandescent lamp of the type comprising:
a glass envelope including a bulb portion, a neck portion and a stem,
a screw base including a metal sleeve, an insulating base plug therein and a metal center contact in the insulating plug,
a pair of lead-in wires extending through the stem, one of the lead-in wires being electrically connected to said center contact and the other being electrically connected to said sleeve,
a wire filament disposed within said envelope and connected between said pair of lead-in wires ,
the improvement comprising:
a diode electrically connected between one of said lead-in wires and one of said base contacts and being disposed in said neck portion of the envelope adjacent said base,
and a reflector supported on said stem adjacent the junction of said bulb portion and said neck portion and substantially closing the passageway between the bulb portion and the neck portion for reducing convection currents therebetween whereby heat loss through said base is reduced, said reflector being disposed between said diode and said filament whereby said diode is shielded from the heat of said filament for operation at reduced temperature.
2. The invention as defined in Claim 1 wherein said filament has an operating temperature below approximately 2550°C.

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3. The invention as defined in Claim 1 wherein said reflector comprises a convex surface of re-volution facing said filament, said surface being highly reflective to visible light.

4. The invention as* defined in Claim 3 wherein said reflector is a sheet metal skirt supported on said stem.

5. The invention as defined in Claim 3 or 4 wherein said convex surface of revolution is parabolic in cross-section.

6. The invention as defined in Claim 3 wherein said envelope is filled with a mixture of
krypton and argon gases at subatmospheric pressure.

OMPI