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Blue, Green, Pink, and Gold! Partyin' Time!

Blue, Green, Pink, and Gold! Partyin' Time!

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Perfect time to do this, since one of the F40CWs reached EOL so I thought I'd do this before putting the CWs back in plus a replacement. 3 of the 4 colored lamps are less than 10 years younger than this half piper.

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Manufacturer:GE (lamps)
Model Reference:F40 /B, /G, /PK, /GO
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Lamp Type:Fluorescent
Base:Medium Bipin
Shape/Finish:T-12
Service Life:20,000 hours for the blue, 7500 hours for the rest
Electrical
Wattage:40w apiece
Current:425 ma
Physical/Production
Dimensions:48 nominal inches
Factory Location:Ohio, USA
Fabrication Date:left to right, '77, '55, '56, '56
Application/Use:Partyin' time!

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Mar 04, 2010 at 09:45 PM Author:
Wow...I mean, WOW!!! Mr. David DeSantis, you have produced a vision of absolute beauty! Not only have you run the gamut of COLOR here, but...vintage NOS COLORED lamps, in a VINTAGE fixture...breathtaking! This is probably one of the most intriguing examples from your truly stellar vintage fluorescent fixture and lamp collection that I have seen to date. Five stars from me!
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Mar 04, 2010 at 09:49 PM Author: DaveMan
Wow that is awesome! I like it!

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Mar 04, 2010 at 10:06 PM Author: Foxtronix
Just ... beautiful.

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Mar 04, 2010 at 10:30 PM Author: Miles
Looks funny like that. Hard to believe they already wanted to have fluorescent colors back then.

Sweet Pic man!
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Mar 05, 2010 at 05:28 AM Author: rjluna2
Very nice color arrangement!

Of course, I would like to give this a four star for that. But, for me with the current arragement, it is a slight out of order. The Gold and Pink would need to be switched around, then it would be five star

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Mar 05, 2010 at 06:10 AM Author: static1701
I think "Wow" says it all!

I use real incandescent Christmas lights, miniature lights from the 70's, C6's from the 50's and modern C7's and C9's. NO ugly LED's! I don't care what it cost. Real Christmas lights and Preheat Fluorescent!

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Mar 05, 2010 at 06:44 AM Author: DieselNut
AWESOME!!!! I LOVE it!!! Kick ass fixture and some kick ass lamps! God, I love F40 preheat! That is spectacular!

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Mar 05, 2010 at 09:13 AM Author: vintagefluorescent
I love it, Bet ya a few people did this in the 1940`s around christmas time Hay why not , Ya only live once I`ve tried this with all red bulbs, Gives that cozy ambience




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Mar 05, 2010 at 09:21 AM Author:
Beauty! Groovy! Rad! Hot! Awesome! Cats Pajamas! Gnarly! Cool! Extreme Rainbow!
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Mar 05, 2010 at 07:58 PM Author: Silverliner
Thanks for the comments! Today I put the CWs back in.

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Mar 05, 2010 at 09:09 PM Author: DimBulb
Totally cool Dave!!!! Maybe I'll try to post a lit pic of the cool colored lamps I got from you.
btw, after your visit, I got some more of those same halfpipers and some parts. I may have an extra ballast but I haven't had time to test them yet.

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Mar 06, 2010 at 08:45 PM Author: tpirman1982
Let's party like it's 1999!

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Mar 06, 2010 at 09:53 PM Author: Silverliner
1999? Is that the old days to you? To me that'd be more like '79 LOL.

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Mar 07, 2010 at 02:05 PM Author: Foxtronix
Well, to ME 90s are the old days. I was a little curious kid already fascinated by fluorescents I remember back then I looked at GTE Sylvanias and starters in a furniture store. I think it was my very first close contact with fluorescents!

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Jun 19, 2010 at 06:28 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Looks awesome like that!

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Jun 20, 2010 at 06:02 PM Author: DieselNut
@xmaslightguy, you had to outdo him so you could display your F40/Pink lamp too!

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Jun 20, 2010 at 06:18 PM Author: Silverliner
LOL! I actually had a pink in the light, the only color I didn't use was red.

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Jun 20, 2010 at 06:29 PM Author: DieselNut
Your "pink" looks more red than xmaslightguy's. I overlooked your title, sorry! I love those colored lamps.

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Jun 20, 2010 at 07:10 PM Author: don93s
@DieselNut...the 'pink' in xmaslightguy's pic looks more like a grow light (which I like) and Dave's looks more like true pink as seen here.
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Jun 20, 2010 at 07:59 PM Author: Silverliner
Xmaslightguy's 'pink' lamp could be a newer type with a different phosphor composition. Mine is an old one from the 50s, those made until the late 70s/early 80s used cadmium borate for the phosphor.

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Jun 20, 2010 at 09:03 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Yep the 'pink' one in my light is actually a gro-lux (standard/narrow_spectrum) ... in real life it looks more purple-ish LOL

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Jun 21, 2010 at 10:21 AM Author: DieselNut
Thanks for the clarifications. Sometimes I get too excited about the photos and skip past the titles and descriptions so I can reply. I love both of yall's colorful setups!

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Jun 21, 2010 at 03:42 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@DieselNut LOL ... plus digital cameras never quite capture the colors of lights in a 'true to life way'

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Jun 22, 2010 at 08:06 AM Author: DieselNut
@xmaslightguy, yes, like those beautiful "F40/CoolGreen" lamps I have. In real life, they give similar light to a coated mercury vapor lamp. On camera, they don't look much different than a cool white.

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Jun 22, 2010 at 12:43 PM Author: Silverliner
If you look at the ends of the tubes in this photo, they are more of the true color appearance. The digital camera struggled to accurately capture the color away from the ends especially that the tubes are next to each other. That's why the green looks a little bluish.

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Jun 22, 2010 at 01:00 PM Author: DieselNut
Regardless, I LOVE it! I have four halfpipers. All work great, but two are missing endcaps. None of the ones I have are alike, but would make AWESOME displays for vintage and colored lamps.

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Jun 22, 2010 at 06:11 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@DieselNut Yep the CoolGreen's would be a good example (I got one to come out _ok_ in some pic's i took earlier today tho (after multiple trys)

@Silverliner I've noticed that ... the dimmest part (ends) is generally close ... plus trying different ancles with the camera helps too LOL

@DieselNut if those 2 are missing both endcaps, just get some sheetmetal & try making new ones (sure you'll never match original style, but atleast the ends will be closed )

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Jun 22, 2010 at 08:15 PM Author: DieselNut
@xmaslightguy, I could build some simple endcaps because even with them not there, there is not much of an opening. I will definitely build something for them. I really like your design. Just not sure I am THAT patient with it! LOL

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Jun 25, 2010 at 11:27 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Keeping it simple is a good thing ...
The ones i did were actually not all that hard to make

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Jun 26, 2010 at 02:00 PM Author: DieselNut
Yessir, but you built your fixture from scratch. It might be tough to follow an existing fixture's shape.

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Jun 26, 2010 at 06:09 PM Author: xmaslightguy
True LOL (esp if the fixture is rounded rather than straight/angled)
If its easy to do i'd remove the lampholders & trace the outline of the fixture end

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Jun 26, 2010 at 07:24 PM Author: DieselNut
I need to post a photo of it. It really would not take much to make a cover for it, which is really all it needs.

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Dec 25, 2011 at 06:08 PM Author: ace100w120v
Nice!
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Dec 25, 2011 at 06:25 PM Author: funkybulb
cool i like those colors in those half pipers, i think it bad ass!
i wish i own a half piper.

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Dec 26, 2011 at 06:04 PM Author: DieselNut
@funkybulb, they show up on e bay from time to time.

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Dec 26, 2011 at 06:49 PM Author: Silverliner
Yeah, but they are expensive on the bay!

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Dec 26, 2011 at 06:52 PM Author: DieselNut
Yea, but that is how I scored that NOS beauty I now have in my foyer!

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Dec 27, 2011 at 12:32 AM Author: icefoglights
I like it!

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May 06, 2012 at 01:11 AM Author: bluminator71
Absolutely amazing! Come to think of it, Yes, I used to see the gold tubes under eaves, especially at fast-food places back in the day!
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May 06, 2012 at 06:18 PM Author: chrislights
AWESOME! love these....

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