The Philips Protector lamp is a blackout lamp and was used during the Second World War to have a bit of light in the home during blackouts. The entire globe is painted black, with just a small opening at the top. If it was possible to completely cover the windows during the evening hours, this lamp was no longer needed and a normal light bulb was used.


  • Title: Light bulb
  • Creator: Philips
  • Date Created: 1939/1943
  • Physical Dimensions: 10 x 6 cm (h x D)
  • Original Language: English
  • Type: object
  • Rights: NEMO Science Museum
  • Medium: glass, metal

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