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Author Topic: Luxor Lamp Lightbulb  (Read 110 times)

Offline fastbackford351

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Luxor Lamp Lightbulb
« on: August 01, 2018, 09:12:13 pm »
First, I appreciate your taking the time to look at this thread.  I never knew that light bulb collecting was a thing but my eyes have been opened. 

I very recently found this lightbulb in amongst a box full of incandescent bulbs that I wound up with after my Grandmothers passing years ago. 

When I first saw it I thought that it would throw shadows or something like that so I was stunned by the display and immediately wanted to know more and am hoping that somebody here can drop some knowledge on me about this bulb.  Like, what is this called?

Is it filament painted?  Neon? Colored glass?

What is the safest way to enjoy this bulb?  I figure that I got away with one when I slapped it into a cheap desk lamp without a second thought.  What voltage do they operate at?

I haven't been able to find anything about the Luxor company whose name is on the sleeve so any information on them would be appreciated.

And lastly, not to be crass, but what is the approximate value?  I have no plans to sell it and if it is worth only a couple hundred or so we will keep it and will enjoy it ourselves.

Again, I thank you for your time and any information you would be willing to impart.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2018, 09:14:29 pm by fastbackford351 »

Offline Tim

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Re: Luxor Lamp Lightbulb
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 08:27:45 am »
Check out my FAQ page, specifically the part discussing neon glow lights:  http://bulbcollector.com/faq.html

More info & history: http://bulbcollector.com/article004.html

These bulbs are very collectible as hundreds of different varieties have been made throughout the years and they are quite attractive when lit.  Your bulb is a common one and I would value it around $25-$30 as it includes the original packaging and still glows strong.

Offline fastbackford351

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Re: Luxor Lamp Lightbulb
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 01:35:13 pm »
Huh.  Well how about that?  Knowing it isn't a retirement solution I can use it and not be too concerned if it does burn out.  I appreciate the response and your willingness to share your expertise.