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Unusual Transparent Yellow Tubular Wavy Filament Bulb

Unusual Transparent Yellow Tubular Wavy Filament Bulb


Here is an unusual wavvy or flicker filament bulb in tubular shape, similar to the globe versions that were available in gift shops back in the 1970's and were in many colors. Found this one at an antique store. Think this bulb is also 70's vintage as well. That round metal piece on the glass envelope may be the magnet to keep the filament moving. The globe bulbs had a magnet internally mounted on the stem in betwen the filament.

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Manufacturer:Unknown
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Lamp Type:Incadescent
Filament/Radiator Type:Carbon Wavy Filament
Base:Medium
Shape/Finish:Tubular
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Wattage:Unknown
Voltage:120v.
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Factory Location:Japan
Application/Use:Decorative

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Mar 02, 2013 at 07:03 PM Author: rjluna2
Wow I have never seen this one with external magnet affixed on the envelope!

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Mar 02, 2013 at 07:18 PM Author: socketgeek63
That was my first time also seeing this kind of setup, glad to have one of those 1970's era wavers again! I once had green & red wavy globes and a 7-up pop can lamp when I was a kid back then and dont know what happen to them.

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Mar 02, 2013 at 09:23 PM Author: chrislights
Nice, I never seen these magnet outside of bulb, it supposed to be inside

Say NO to ban at Incandescent light bulbs!

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Mar 03, 2013 at 12:48 AM Author: jercar954
I remember the globe type one was used in a 7up commercial back in the early 70's when it was called the "uncola."

There's a video on YouTube demonstrating this type of novelty lamp.

Preheat and T-12 fluorescents forever! Down with LED's and instant start T-8 fluorescents.

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Mar 05, 2013 at 12:39 AM Author: socketgeek63
@ jercar954 was this the ad here? found the youtube video here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sTE-RnMzds Looks like that can had a huge turn key switch on the side. Don't think I remember the cans with the giant keys but I had the more common one with the usual in line cord thumbwheel switch. People also made their own can lights having a metal shell socket, threaded rod, washers, nuts and whatever to put in the can for weight, I had seen homemade ones with a wood base attached to the bottom of the cans.

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Nov 19, 2013 at 10:56 PM Author: rlshieldjr
I had a purple one like this.
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Nov 20, 2013 at 12:19 AM Author: AngryHorse
Awsome, they look a better effect than the neon ones

"Beauty fades, dumb is forever".......Judge Judy Cheesy

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Nov 20, 2013 at 12:35 AM Author: socketgeek63
@ rlshieldjr, I bet your purple one looks awesome! . . @ LinearSLI/ H, these bulbs are awesome! I might get this one out again and put it back in a certain homemade lamp where I have one of those plug in table top dimmers to help preserve the longevity of older bulbs! for now a red GE 25 watt party bulb is in it.

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Nov 20, 2013 at 02:03 AM Author: AngryHorse
They must have had to make the filaments so they can move about whilst energized, but without it breaking?, really cleaver idea

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13 watt Color CFLs!


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Dec 30, 2016 at 08:50 AM Author: Seth11
These are called Bon-a-fire bulbs!! Very cool bulbs nonetheless!!

NO MORE ELECTRONIC BALLASTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

MAGNETIC BALLASTS FOR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAY NO TO BULB AND MAGNETIC BALLAST BANS!!!!!

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Dec 30, 2016 at 11:40 AM Author: socketgeek63
Thanks Seth11

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This is still a CFL- and LED-free zone!


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Dec 03, 2018 at 01:17 AM Author: Headgardener
Reminds me of KYP-GO Balafire
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Dec 03, 2018 at 05:52 AM Author: migette1
These were common in the 70s and most component type shops sold these, Servio Radio in Wimbledon had these....I was lucky to find one of these in the collection of figurals from that collection.....Candelabra base purple magnet on glass and made in Japan. These will only work on AC as the magnet interacts with the magnetic field of the carbon filament set up by the alternating current.

Interested in the history of electric lighting and incandescent in particular and neon glow lamps.

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Dec 04, 2018 at 09:42 AM Author: socketgeek63
Had never thought that the filaments for those won’t move on DC, Peter Pretty much the same way that power transformers only operate on AC as well and do nothing on DC.

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Dec 04, 2018 at 12:33 PM Author: migette1

Had never thought that the filaments for those won’t move on DC, Peter Pretty much the same way that power transformers only operate on AC as well and do nothing on DC.



You are right Dennis, a transformer on DC would be more like a direct short only the resistance of the wire.

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Dec 06, 2018 at 09:31 AM Author: socketgeek63
That be right Peter! Also small DC permanent magnet motors such as ones found in toys will stall and not rotate if an AC low voltage is applied without an rectifier between transformer and motor.

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Dec 06, 2018 at 02:49 PM Author: migette1
Thanks Dennis DC better on permanent magnet motors....

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Dec 07, 2018 at 01:13 PM Author: socketgeek63
Indeed!

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Dec 07, 2018 at 01:13 PM Author: socketgeek63
Indeed!

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