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Antique Bulb Discussion / Can anyone tell me about these bulbs?
« Last post by Sova on March 19, 2019, 12:01:39 pm »
 I was hoping someone can tell me something about the bulbs I have in the attached picture.  The smaller bulb measures approx. 4.75" Tall by 2.37" in diameter.  It was in the attic of my grandparents house which was built in the 1920's.  It looks identical to the new Edison bulbs that can be found in today's home improvement stores. The bigger tipped bulb measures 7.5" Tall by 4.75" diameter.  It has a reflector in it and a coiled filament.  I was given this bulb by my grandparents neighbor whose house was built prior to my grandparents in early 1900.  Both bulbs still light.  Can you tell me the types of bulbs these are and whether they have any value.  Thank you  Al
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Christmas Lighting / Re: new shooting star bubble tubes
« Last post by STARMAN on March 19, 2019, 11:31:01 am »
Have never got the S6 to fit C7 bulb holders, would like to see your bases and photos of S6 bulbs as well.
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Christmas Lighting / Re: new shooting star bubble tubes
« Last post by mr.light on March 15, 2019, 02:29:11 pm »
Do you mean the s6 style bulb in a normal c7 bubble light you can buy today? They sell them all over the place. I have been able to get c7 bubble light bases without tubes from china at a decent price. I only have clear 5w and red and green 7w bases with no tubes currently if you need to buy any. I got these to make my new tubes work with the new bases and have some designs drawn up of some of my own bases and possibly matchless star bubble light bases.

John
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Christmas Lighting / Re: new shooting star bubble tubes
« Last post by STARMAN on March 10, 2019, 07:14:32 am »
well lets see if you can get bulbs for modern day bubblers. :-(
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eBay ads / Box of Christmas figural lamps for sale EBay uk
« Last post by Thecornershopcambs on March 09, 2019, 03:14:04 pm »
Hello,
Just in case anyone is interested, here’s a link to a box of lovely varied figural lamps we have for sale on EBay. Does anyone have any thoughts on where else would be good to advertise them, other than EBay? Many of them are still working.
Many thanks
TheCornerShopCambs
Cambridge
U.K

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264177289080

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Christmas Lighting / new shooting star bubble tubes
« Last post by mr.light on February 28, 2019, 05:42:40 pm »
Hello all,
My name is John Campbell, and i am new to this forum. I have been collecting Christmas lights my whole life. I also have been in the lighting industry for many years designing light fixtures using 3d cad. I have created replica shooting star bubble light tubes. Some of them are currently available on ebay if anyone is interested. That said i also have some new designs that so far being tested and the results look really nice. Versions that have color mixing features and uv activated bubble features. I have also gotten some oil and crystalite prototypes that are close. I have also drawn up a lot of the older lights like matchless stars and paramount stars, seeing how much parts are possibly going to cost to see if i can feasibly make them. I would love feedback on what your interests are.

John
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Just to add, there are some similar bulbs on fleabay right now.
Different make, but 6,000 lumen series bulbs, current rating not stated but might be 20 amp.

Search for "series street lighting bulbs" if interested
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Needs a picture to be certain. But it sounds like a series street lighting lamp.

20 A probably refers to the current rating, 20 amps was the largest common current rating.
6000 l Probably refers to the light output, 6,000 lumens.

Large numbers of lamps were burnt in series from a high voltage constant current source, these lamps could be of differing sizes provided that all had the same current rating.
These lamps were rated by current and by light output, and not by wattage or voltage.

Very little used these days, but AFAIK at least one installation still exists.
A somewhat similar system is used today for lighting airfields.

If you wish to try the lamp, you need a very low voltage supply that can supply 20 amps. A 6 volt vehicle battery would serve.
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Hi,
I'm a new member here and was wondering if anyone has come across a giant westinghouse bulb with a much larger than ordinary Edison base. The Bulb reads " GR Replacement, Westinghouse 6000l 20A USA Burn Base Up" I cannot find any information regarding this bulb anywhere.
Thanks,
Joe
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General Discussion / New member - Hello!
« Last post by niby on January 27, 2019, 07:04:44 am »
Hello all,


New member from Sweden here with a growing interest in antique and vintage electric lights, lamps and installations which sadly doesn't match my knowledge yet. So I'll mostly be here to learn and ask, which I hope is ok with you.

I have a question about his lamp - I didn't manage to upload any images so I have linked to them instead below - (the lamp isn't mine and I don't have it with me). It's said to be a mercury lamp - but nothing more than that is known about it. It comes in a case and can be wall mounted, has an electrical cable (with the plug cut off by someone).

What can be said about it? Uses, age, name, etc? Would be very exciting to know more.

Many, MANY thanks in advance and best wishes from the North (yes Winter has come!),
Nils

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