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USAF Airport Marker Lamp

USAF Airport Marker Lamp

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Here you see a GE 20 amp (25 volt) 500 watt Airport Marker Light Lamp with G22 or Medium Bi-Post Base, this Lamp has Tungsten Collector Grid above the filament to help reduce the Bulb from blackening when in use, which can reduce visibility of the Ruway Light during use, These Lamps were used in the type MB-1 Runway Lights by the United Satate Air Force on Nuclear Airbases where the Runways are over 200 feet Wide,

This Lamp is pre 1960's as the Later versions were made in 503 watts, also according to the USAF Records Part Number MS-24321-1 became Inactive after 16th Febuary 1960. followed by MS-24321-2 20A 502W Lamp became Inactive by 14th June 1961, followed by MS-24321-3 20A 499W Lamp became Inactive by 26th March 1963, and these Lamps are currently Listed as MS-24321-4 20A 503W.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:GE Lighting Inc.
Model Reference:20A/T20 / Military Standards MS-24321-1 / NATO Stock No 6240-00-914-2549
Lamp
Lamp Type:Incandescent Airport Lamp
Filament/Radiator Type:C13 (Grid)
Base:G22 or Medium Bi-Post
Shape/Finish:T20 Tubular
Service Life:500 Hours
Fixture
Fixture Type:USAF Runway Lights
Location:Personal Collection
Electrical
Wattage:500 watts
Voltage:25 volts
Current:20 amps
Optical
Lumen Output:11000 Lumens
Color Temperature:2900 deg K
Color Rendering Index:CRI-100
Physical/Production
Dimensions:156mm x 64mm
Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:78 = possibly June 1956
Application/Use:Runway Lighting on USAF Nuclear Airbases

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Feb 07, 2019 at 12:51 PM Author: Alex
Hi Colin, very nice lamps. were you get those?

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Feb 07, 2019 at 09:59 PM Author: sailormoon_01_uk
US E-bay, see HERE.

I actually have a United States Air Force, Type MB-1 Runway Light for this Lamp see HERE
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