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General Electric SP35 Watt-Misers!

General Electric SP35 Watt-Misers!

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I was cleaning out my mini storage unit today and sorting through a bunch of lamps, trying to package them up for survive an upcoming move. I knew I had had a couple of these, but I didn't realize I had a bunch more. I

These came from a previous lamp haul of SP35 Watt-Misers but they were all of the "meatball" etch variety: I hadn't realized there were a bunch of these. At the time, the lamps had been bundled up with electrical tape, so I couldn't see what each and every one was, although I knew that all but one were GE from their endocaps.

I haven't tried these but given their modern companions from the same haul worked when a random representative number of them I tested all worked, despite years in an abandoned greenhouse full of car parts with a partially missing roof, so being rained and snowed on, they should. They also survived a roughly 40 mile pickup truck ride.

Can somebody give me a date? I am assuming they are all the same. I'm thinking mid 80s to about '94, no? When did the red etch go away? How about lumens?

Despite being SP35 and classic etches, they are otherwise obviously your standard dim, flickery, cold-natured, ballast-cooking, 34-watt energy saver F40T12.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:GE
Model Reference:F40SP35/WM
Lamp
Lamp Type:Krypton Reduced Wattage Fluorescent
Base:G13/Medium Bipin
Shape/Finish:T12/white
Service Life:20,000 hours
Fixture
Ballast Type:Rapid Start
Location:Fairbanks, AK
Electrical
Wattage:34
Current:460ma
Optical
Color Temperature:3500K
Color Rendering Index:75

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Lights are awesome! :)


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May 02, 2019 at 06:31 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Nice! Made January 1991 at the Circleville, Ohio plant.

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May 02, 2019 at 05:00 PM Author: streetlight98
Cool! I bet these are a nice color!

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May 02, 2019 at 11:07 PM Author: ace100w120v
Sweet! Some of the last old-etchers! They will be nice when lit for sure, I always liked SP35! A nice neutral yet warm color.
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May 28, 2019 at 01:09 PM Author: Choukai Kai
I may be wrong, but since I was little I found GE's most superb fluorescent lamps. Here in southern Brazil were very famous, including the version with logo and red terminals.


From what I remember it was 20w T12,never again have I seen an equal, all because of this generation LED, sad!
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