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World War 2 lighting project

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This is my World War 2 lighting project.We had a choice of what we could do but I chose World War 2 lighting.
If you are interested in what the writing says read on.

In the blitz they would have used this very dim 4watt 6volt bulb.
They would still have had mains electricity (240volt) going into the light but there is a little transformer inside the light which gives it 6volt.You may be able to hear a faint buzzing sound when it is switched on. That is the transformer at work. In the black outs they would have had to use these because it was their only light source they would not have had normal round light bulbs or spiral or stick shaped ones. They would not have a lot of spare light bulbs.


Before the blitz and after the blitz they would have used round shaped bulbs these are called GLS light bulbs these do not have transformers so you can not hear a buzzing noise come from them. They would have used mains electricity and most commonly would have been these wattages 60watt, 40watt and 100watt. Today there is a ban on incandescent light bulbs they are not efficient enough but you can still get them on the internet. You might even have an energy saving light bulb in your bedroom.

Even as late as World War 2 and for a period afterwards street lights were running on gas.
Street lights in World War 2 would normally have been carbon or incandescent light bulbs, but there was a ban on any street light being turned on at night time. They were not very bright. They had some very funny names such as: gumball, acorn and radial wave styles, usually run on high-voltage series circuits.

Search lights would have been used to spot enemy planes.
The light bulbs they would have used were normally 1000watt Special Incandescent Lamps which were Marked with A.P and a set of Numbers for the British Admiralty Department.
If you were to look in one when it was on you would certainly be blinded. That’s 18 times brighter than your car’s headlight.



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Nov 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM Author: migette1
Hi Phil, that display is excellent and really well done, your research is equally good and tells the story of what WW2 was like, top marks mate!!!!!

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

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Feb 10, 2016 at 11:56 PM Author: Keiron
Nice bit of reading material, thumbs up

Mazda lamps stay brighter longer :-)

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Feb 13, 2016 at 09:20 AM Author: Lampman
Thank you
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