ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
sparky 6
Recent Posts
2017 NEC Changes
by sparky. 12/17/17 08:46 AM
Holiday Wishes to all!!
by HotLine1. 12/15/17 07:20 PM
Dimmable LED 2x4 lay in fixtures
by HotLine1. 12/15/17 07:15 PM
Casino Wiring methods
by HotLine1. 12/09/17 10:44 AM
Ground wire Size to water Line.
by HotLine1. 12/05/17 12:11 PM
New in the Gallery:
Gallery Test
Popular Topics(Views)
243,088 Are you busy
179,529 Re: Forum
170,443 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 12 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
#201961 - 07/06/11 05:39 PM Strange light bulbs (Lamps)  
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,142
Ever seen anything like this?
Note the looped filaments. I assume these have to be base up.

[Linked Image]

Greg Fretwell

Tools for Electricians:

#201966 - 07/06/11 08:07 PM Re: Strange light bulbs (Lamps) [Re: gfretwell]  
n1ist  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 183
Malden MA
I wonder if that's original or a repro. Most of my collection has pear-shaped envelopes, not A-lamp ones.

In any case, it looks like a carbon filament, probably in the 10-16 candlepower range.

#201972 - 07/06/11 11:10 PM Re: Strange light bulbs (Lamps) [Re: gfretwell]  
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,142
This was in an old bar in Crested Butte CO. It could be pretty old but I doubt it is an antique. They had a bunch of them.

Greg Fretwell

#201977 - 07/07/11 01:48 AM Re: Strange light bulbs (Lamps) [Re: gfretwell]  
noderaser  Offline
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 404
Portland, Oregon, United State...

#201985 - 07/07/11 02:23 PM Re: Strange light bulbs (Lamps) [Re: gfretwell]  
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,883
Brick, NJ USA
And $19 for a push button switch!


#201994 - 07/07/11 10:29 PM Re: Strange light bulbs (Lamps) [Re: gfretwell]  
NORCAL  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 874
Here is another source: And here is article about the Nature Nazi's being miffed 'cause folks are using them.

#201998 - 07/08/11 03:02 AM Re: Strange light bulbs (Lamps) [Re: NORCAL]  
sparkyinak  Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,328
I picked one up a few years ago in FLA at Edison's winter retreat. Don't remember hoiw much I paid for them but they were a remake of the old

"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa

#202018 - 07/09/11 08:24 AM Re: Strange light bulbs (Lamps) [Re: gfretwell]  
Alan Belson  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France
They have a long life [c.2000 hours] if not subjected to physical shocks, but tend to blacken as the carbon filament 'evaporates'. That was the main reason for changing them out.

Wood work but can't!

#202096 - 07/16/11 06:49 PM Re: Strange light bulbs (Lamps) [Re: Alan Belson]  
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,223
SI,New Zealand
Nice picture.
I must say there's nothing like the yellow/orange glow from an incandescent lamp.
When they've all been banned, we're going to be left with the fake looking "warm white" glow from fluorescent lighting sources.
I'm certainly not looking forward to that day.

To the same degree, this is why I'd always choose a wood burning heater to heat my lounge (and the rest of the house) over any sort of electric heater.
I think it's a psychological thing that being able to see real flames, in your lounge (without having to run to find a fire extinguisher), makes you feel warm.

#202108 - 07/18/11 08:40 AM Re: Strange light bulbs (Lamps) [Re: gfretwell]  
harold endean  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ
I used to send a lot of my customers to that company "Rejuvenation" because we have a lot of 200 year old houses here and the people would want to use "old" hardware. The old 2 button switches, the old Edison light bulb, old paddle fans, grills on the floor/wall, etc. It makes the old home looking like you stepped into time.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Member Spotlight
Anaheim, CA. USA
Posts: 2,708
Joined: October 2000
Show All Member Profiles 

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman


Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.026s Queries: 16 (0.005s) Memory: 0.8209 MB (Peak: 1.0033 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-12-17 19:28:09 UTC