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My neon indicator collection/night lights
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Post# 433977   10/22/2020 at 18:14 (232 days old) by Zenith12 (Canfield Ohio )        

I put this little project together to day . But I donít know what to call it so I ask you to name it . The neons came from old broken appliances notice the lone green one:)

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Post# 433985 , Reply# 1   10/22/2020 at 20:20 (232 days old) by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

Very interesting! That green one is way cool. I had a likeness of small neon lamps when I was young also (and still do to an extent). I loved the nightlights that had them inside. I still have my Tom and Jerry N/L from my youth - still works.
My favorite was a little TV set looking box from Citizen's Motor Bank - the screen with the bank's name was lit up by the bulb. No telling where it went...
I use a lot of the neon flickering bulbs around the house for ambience, more for Halloween.
I have some 25 year old dimmer switches that are lit up by some neon bulbs.
I also have some larger bulbs with the multi-colored flowers and such that use different chemicals inside to make the colors.

Ever toss a handful of these bulbs in the microwave? It is quite a disco light show!

Post# 434736 , Reply# 2   11/9/2020 at 00:51 (215 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Zenith 12

How many different collections do you have and which was the first and what's your newest and lastly is there a favorite? Just curious. Billy

Post# 434741 , Reply# 3   11/9/2020 at 02:48 (215 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Its sad--neon bulbs are being replaced by LEDS.A neon bulb has a look all its own no other lights can duplicate-yes--even neon signs!Love those!!!The LED "replacements"just don't compare!

Post# 434744 , Reply# 4   11/9/2020 at 07:08 (215 days old) by electroluxxxx (Somewhere out there)        

that beautiful orange glow and that slight flicker gives the little lights so much character. I have a hundreds of them in the shop from parted out power nozzles

Post# 434747 , Reply# 5   11/9/2020 at 08:58 (215 days old) by Zenith12 (Canfield Ohio )        
I just started collecting them

My favorite one is the green one because I have never seen one before it came out of a old steam shark

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