Spark plug wire lamp...

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Spark plug wire lamp...

Post by Externet » Sat May 08, 2010 7:25 pm

Hi all
Someone knows what light bulb is used in this item?

---> http://www.harborfreight.com/inline-ign ... -4424.html

Its base is like a plain bayonet type, but could not discern more when I had it in my hand. It conducts the high voltage well for the plug to operate normally, and emits great amount of light being in series.
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Re: Spark plug wire lamp...

Post by SETEC_Astronomy » Sat May 08, 2010 8:25 pm

I agree it does look like a bayonet base. Though I've never seen a neon bulb with that type of base, neon would still be my guess. I know some motorcyclists use neon bulbs as spark plug wires -> Neon Spark Plug Light

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Post by Lenp » Sun May 09, 2010 5:42 am

If the lamp is a bayonet base it might be a NE51 or B1A. There are also others that are similar. They were quite common in the past as line voltage indicators and still widely available.
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Post by dacflyer » Mon May 10, 2010 4:31 am

the harbor freight item is indeed having a NE51 Lamp in it.

about 25 yrs ago i used to have a really neet neon lamp type of timing light. it had a really fine neon lamp in it, it was in a cone spiral shape, non-replaceable type. it connected in series, like the harbor freight model, but the one i had had 3 ft leads, for use on setting the timing on cars. very old timey design with a magnifying lens it produced a large ammount of light, even from a push mowers small ignition.
wish i still had it. amazing what stuff you loose as a kid :P
looked on ebay, i see nothing like it. mine was almost a flashlight design. no handle like modern types.

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