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Neon Light Bulbs (inc. figurals), retail $8.00 (Varies; probably only found on the used market now)*
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 06-12-10

These are neon glow light bulbs. One is a "flickering flame" bulb; the others are what are known as figurals -- that is, the electrodes that glow are sculpted to look like objects: skulls, Christmas trees, flamingos, etc.

They come equipped with medium screw bases (size E26 or E27) aka. "Edison bases" and have the ballast resistor (necessary for *ALL* glow lamps designed to be operated from mains power) already sealed inside the stem press (inside the bulb itelf).

* I was not able to find these being sold on the internet; my best guess here is that they're antique or at least vintage and are no longer manufactured.

To use these bulbs, just replace any light bulb with an E26 or E27 medium screw base with one of these bulbs.

This product is designed to be operated from "house current" (110 volts to 130 volts AC 50Hz or 60Hz), not batteries of any type, so I do not have to tell you which part to remove, huck down the basement stairs into the room crawling with thousands of hungry fire ants, and then rather emphatically tell you not to.

These are neon light bulbs, not flashlights designed to be thrashed, trashed, and abused. So I won't throw them against the wall, stomp on them, try to drown them in the toylet bowl or the cistern, run over them, swing them against the concrete floor of a patio, use a small sledgehammer in order to bash them open to check them for candiosity, fire them from the cannoņata, drop them down the top of Mt. Erupto (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piņata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; the cannoņata (also located at Piņata Central) is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island, and Mt. Erupto is an active volcano on Piņata Island {In the episode "Les Saves the Day...Again", Paulie Preztail says "Hey, ever wonder why this park's called 'Mount Erupto' anyway?", then Franklin Fizzlybear says "I think its an old native term. Means 'very safe.'"}), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or inflict upon them punishments that flashlights might have to have performed on them. So this section of the web page will be ***SIGNIFICANTLY*** more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Photograph of the "Flicker-Flame" lamp operating.

Photograph of the "Angel" lamp operating.

Photograph of the "Flamingo & Palm Tree" lamp operating.

Green phosphor on palm fronds (leaves) has degraded
significantly; it used to be substantially brighter.

Photograph of the "Christmas tree" lamp operating.

Photograph of the "Jack 'O Lantern" lamp operating.

Photograph of the "Ghost" lamp operating.

Photograph of the "Screaming Skull" lamp operating.

Photograph of the "Flying Witch" lamp operating.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the "flicker flame" neon bulb.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of one of the phosphor neon bulbs.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video clip on YourTube showing the "Flicker-Flame" neon bulb in operation.

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Test units were sent by website fans and purchased myself in 2003 & 2004.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    PRODUCT TYPE: Neon light bulbs w/medium screw bases
    LAMP TYPE: Neon glow bulb
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Somewhat toroidal (360°X, ~300°Y)
    BEZEL: N/A
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Light splatter-resistance at maximum
    WEIGHT: Unable to weigh (no scale at my disposal)
    WARRANTY: Unknown


    This is a vintage product no longer being manufactured,
    so the standard "star" rating will not be used.

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