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GE 3 Way Bulb, Older Model With Stacked Etch

GE 3 Way Bulb, Older Model With Stacked Etch


This GE 3 way bulb is in the torch lamp in my apartment. My roommate says the bulb is original to the fixture and has worked on all three levels for many years. The interesting things about this bulb are the etch style with the "stacked" numbers, and the horizontal 50 watt filament. The 50 watt filament has two supports indicating that this older USA made 3 way bulb is better quality than most of today's GE products.

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Manufacturer:General Electric
Lamp
Base:Medium
Fixture
Location:Troy, NY
Electrical
Wattage:50, 100, 150 Watts
Voltage:120 Volts
Optical
Lumen Output:615, 1540, 2155 Lumens
Color Rendering Index:Perfect
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:March 1996
Application/Use:Low level for chilling out and/or saving energy, and higher levels for reading, studying, or housework

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Sep 01, 2018 at 06:47 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Nice! How's your stay in New York so far?

-Date decoder of most US lamps 1960-present.

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Sep 01, 2018 at 06:51 PM Author: CEB1993

Nice! How's your stay in New York so far?


Going really great so far! Troy (right next to Albany) is a nice place and easy to navigate. I'm attending the Lighting Research program at RPI until next May for a Masters degree in Lighting Design.

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Sep 01, 2018 at 07:22 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I was born in Troy and my dad went to RPI! small world huh!

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Sep 02, 2018 at 08:24 AM Author: CEB1993

I was born in Troy and my dad went to RPI! small world huh!


Hey that’s awesome! I’ve heard this is an amazing engineering school! Troy is a nice place too

Philips DuraMax and GE Miser forever!  Classic incandescents are the best incandescents!

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Sep 03, 2018 at 07:35 AM Author: rjluna2
You can see the filament construction starts to sag a wee bit

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Feb 11, 2019 at 09:27 PM Author: CEB1993
This 3-way bulb in my roommate's lamp finally burnt out at the 50 watt setting last week. I saw the filament arc, and then it didn't turn back on after turning off. I found him a GE Reveal 3-way from Hungary in this same wattage to replace it today. He was impressed that I could decode the March 1996 date code and kept it. Maybe I'll introduce someone else to the joys of vintage lamp collecting

Philips DuraMax and GE Miser forever!  Classic incandescents are the best incandescents!

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Feb 11, 2019 at 09:37 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Last year, I was able to convince my brother to collect light bulbs!

-Date decoder of most US lamps 1960-present.

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I'll save any vintage lamp... dead or alive! Smiley

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Feb 11, 2019 at 09:41 PM Author: CEB1993

Last year, I was able to convince my brother to collect light bulbs!


Nice! My roommate is really fascinated with my lighting classes and my hobby seen here. This older GE bulb lasted a year and a half with heavy use. They don't make them like they used to!

Philips DuraMax and GE Miser forever!  Classic incandescents are the best incandescents!

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