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All my incandescent light bulbs

All my incandescent light bulbs

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Here you see all of my incandescent light bulbs that I bought for novelty purposes, plus some that I have bought that will be put to general use as they are required (ex. the GE Extra Soft White). I've seen it coming for years, but Mom finally asked me to get all this crap out of the cupboard, so I bought this plastic tub which fits under my bed.

I'll be uploading photos of some of the more interesting of these bulbs, including the first "novelty" light bulb I ever bought, a Sylvania Spot-Gro 120W I bought in the early 2000s, at the age of 6 or 7.

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Sep 07, 2013 at 07:55 PM Author: rjluna2
At least you are starting to collect light bulbs. I started collecting light bulbs in the early 1970's when I was a young kid

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Sep 07, 2013 at 08:03 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Starting? I've been collecting for almost 15 years. Just not much.

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Sep 07, 2013 at 08:37 PM Author: DetroitTwoStroke
Hmmm... I haven't seen no name bulbs actually labeled "No Name" before - it looks like a Sylvania package.

Pride and quality workmanship should lie behind manufacturing, not greed.

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Sep 07, 2013 at 08:48 PM Author: joseph_125
IIRC, those are made by Sylvania. No Name is No Frills's (a discount supermarket) store brand.
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Sep 07, 2013 at 08:48 PM Author: chrislights
I was started my collection since I was 16 yrs old in 1987

Say NO to ban at Incandescent light bulbs!

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Sep 07, 2013 at 08:50 PM Author: themaritimegirl
No Name is a brand name of Loblaws, the largest grocery retailer in Canada, sold only in their stores (Loblaws, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, etc.). We haven't bought No Name bulbs in years. I'm not sure if they even sell light bulbs under the No Name brand at all anymore. I'll have to check next time I'm in a store.

I remember back in the day when we bought them exclusively. They had 40, 60, and 100 watt varieties, in Soft White and "Frost White". We bought mostly the Frost White, but for some reason I don't remember them looking any different than the Soft White (I'm trying to remember back to my toddler years, here). I would assume today that they were inside frosted, but my memory recalls that they looked like a Soft White, only slightly warmer.

Like I said, we haven't bought any in years, but we might actually still have some in use. Next time I'm home I'll check.

As far as I know, the package, as with all No Name products, was designed completely in-house. No Name packaging used to be nothing more than solid yellow with black text. Then 5 or 6 years ago they started adding pictures, so maybe it indeed is a sylvania package.

Mom once told me that the reason we quit using No Name was because they were crap. Perhaps her or I am confusing something, if Sylvania is the manufacturer. Or perhaps they were reject bulbs.

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Sep 07, 2013 at 09:12 PM Author: socketgeek63
Well that's a good start here! Looks like I spy one of those neon green palm tree bulbs by Sunbeam that Walmart had about 10 years ago.

Long live the great old 20th century quality in electrical & lighting products!

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Sep 07, 2013 at 09:13 PM Author: themaritimegirl
Yes! That was a birthday present around my 9th or 10th birthday. That one will definitely be getting an upload.

It's sad to think I started this collection in the early 2000s for strange/unique/novelty bulbs. Now it's partly a small incandescent GLS hoard, while I can still find them locally for cheap. As a kid, I never in my wildest dreams thought incandescent light bulbs would someday cease mass production. I was 8 or 9 when the spiral CFLs started to hit the stores, and I thought they were the coolest thing in the world. I even helped Dad relamp his entire house with them. I knew they would someday replace incandescent bulbs, but I thought we would always have the choice. Now in the past couple of years I've realized we won't, and I now hate those CFLs for it.

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Sep 08, 2013 at 12:35 PM Author: rjluna2
Oops you got me, TheMaritimeMan

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Sep 08, 2013 at 03:17 PM Author: migette1
I think most of us started at a very young age, I remember tinkering about with various lamps at 6 or 7 may even been younger, one of my uncles lived near to the Ismay factory in East London that may of been the start,I am now 69 may even be the oldest member on these sites???

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

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