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GE SP35 Watt Miser!

GE SP35 Watt Miser!

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I found a few dozen of these last September or October. .

Funny story: A fellow LG member took me out to a piece of property for something, and while rooting around in the junk I found a bunch of 8' tandem F40 louver lights in the weeds and a bunch of these lamps in an abandoned greenhouse full of car parts and wiring devices. Later in the week, with permission, we went to retrieve and rescue such treasures. A few dozen of these lamps (also some General GE Electric Etch ones and a Sylvania version) survived a 40 mile drive on hilly 2-lane highway in the bed of a pickup truck. The corresponding fixtures had an amusing incident hitting the pavement but I'll let him relate that story from his perspective.

I've tested a random representative number of these, and from the statistically significant fact that all I tested worked, I think they likely all do.

They're dim, flickery, ballast cooking 34 watt lamps, but being SP35 they were worth saving.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:F40SP35/WM
Lamp
Lamp Type:Energy Saving Krypton Filled Linear Fluorescent
Base:G13/Medium Bipin
Shape/Finish:T12/SP35
Service Life:20,000 hours
Electrical
Wattage:34
Current:460MA
Optical
Color Temperature:3500K
Color Rendering Index:75
Physical/Production
Fabrication Date:1995-2003
Application/Use:Energy Saving Alternative to F40SP35

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fluorescent lover 40
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Lights are awesome! :)


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Mar 09, 2019 at 10:40 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
I have 8ft one. Nice saves.

-Date decoder of most US lamps 1960-present.

-Collects all types of lights.

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

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Mar 09, 2019 at 11:34 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
They'll be fine on a ballast thats rated or even designed for them
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Mar 09, 2019 at 03:26 PM Author: ace100w120v
The 34w lamps work exceptionally well on those LPF residential grade wraparound or shop light fixtures.
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Mar 09, 2019 at 10:42 PM Author: icefoglights
They weren't exactly stored the best, but I figure that any that didn't break should probably work.

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Mar 09, 2019 at 10:45 PM Author: ace100w120v
That was my guess as well. I've saved lamps from similar environments (i.e outdoors for years) and they often worked. One such lamp (since EOL and gone) was a 91-94 era GE-made Ace F40CW!
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