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GE Preheat Fluorescent Sockets

GE Preheat Fluorescent Sockets

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These are the original sockets from my Mitchell fluorescent adapter. This pair remains; the other pair was broken, replaced and thrown out. The paint is from someone's previous attempt at repainting the reflector.
The starter is a US-made GE FS-2 with ceramic condenser.
I replaced the broken set with a pair of Leviton Y-socket starters.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:G.E. Co.
Lamp
Lamp Type:Linear Fluorescent
Shape/Finish:T8, T12
Fixture
Socket Type:Medium Bi-Pin (G13)
Electrical
Wattage:660W max
Voltage:250V max
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA

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Nov 23, 2010 at 07:24 AM Author: DieselNut
These are the same type that came in my Miller 3 lamp units. They have their starter sockets reversed, so the starter is accessible while the lamp is installed. These are my favorite type of lampholders.

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Nov 23, 2010 at 10:44 PM Author: icefoglights
I saw they had the extra holes on the bottom to allow the socket to be turned around. I've been trying to find more of these.

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Nov 23, 2010 at 10:49 PM Author: DieselNut
They were pretty common in their day, but are hard to find nowadays, without having been broken. They seem to get brittle with age. I replaced a bunch of mine with the Levition 391-1W units. They are reversible also and are still made.

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Nov 23, 2010 at 11:10 PM Author: icefoglights
I initially had used the Leviton 39x but when I found those Circle F's, I felt they were more similar. The Leviton's do have the extra room for the slightly taller starters common these days, where in these GEs and the Circle F's, the taller starters contact the lamp.

That one 6-lamp fluorescent pendant that was on eBay appeared to have these sockets.

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Nov 23, 2010 at 11:14 PM Author: DieselNut
That thing was NICE!!!!

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Nov 23, 2010 at 11:20 PM Author: icefoglights
It was. I hope whoever won it treats it well.

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Nov 23, 2010 at 11:23 PM Author: DieselNut
Yes! If they are here, hopefully they will post photos! I would love to see that thing lit, with 6 different colored lamps in it! And a startup video!

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Nov 23, 2010 at 11:29 PM Author: icefoglights
Dispite their lower output and efficiency, with 6 vintage early halophosphate daylights, that thing would be like a 2nd sun

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Nov 24, 2010 at 10:26 AM Author: DieselNut
I would LOVE to see it lit...especially in person!!

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