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General Electric 15A120 Bronze Label ballast
Nice old ballast from 02/62 found in a small F20T12 fixture, which I also have. I removed the original ballast and lampholders as I planned to install the fixture with a modern trigger start ballast, but I now consider kepping the fixture, so I could put it back in the fixture.

It's interesting how 22W circlines had the "F8T9" ordering code. The C designation probably came out later.
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General Electric 15A120 Bronze Label ballast

Nice old ballast from 02/62 found in a small F20T12 fixture, which I also have. I removed the original ballast and lampholders as I planned to install the fixture with a modern trigger start ballast, but I now consider kepping the fixture, so I could put it back in the fixture.

It's interesting how 22W circlines had the "F8T9" ordering code. The C designation probably came out later.

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Album name:Vince / All my ballasts
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Company and Date Manufactured:Canadian General Electric
Model Number:15A120
Wattage:14, 15, 20 or 22W
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joe_347V   [Nov 06, 2010 at 02:06 AM]
I have the HPF version of this from around the same era in my gallery, interesting that yours runs 22w circlines but mine doesn't.

Also interesting is that yours list FC8T9s as F8T9s instead while my CGE F40 ballast from '68 already has the current ordering code for circlines.
streetlight98   [Apr 03, 2011 at 01:17 PM]
What do the "bronze", "silver", and "gold" designations mean?
TiCoune66   [Apr 03, 2011 at 03:53 PM]
To my knowledge, bronze labeled ballast are generally of the lower end type, silver labeled ones were higher quality, and the gold labeled ones are the successor of their silver labeled counterparts.

But I still have yet to learn more about those... They fascinate me by the actual purpose of creating three different labelings in Canada but not in US! Down there you had one brand, i.e. Bonusline, which was equivalent to our three in Canada.

I can't wait for my local recycle centre to open (May 1st), I'll probably find more of those 60s to 80s Bronze, Silver or Gold Label ballasts!
streetlight98   [Apr 03, 2011 at 10:24 PM]
I just went to lowe's and bought a Cooper Metalux F40T12 1 lamp strip light. The fixture was made by Cooper and when I opened it, ironically there was a GE Electronic ballast inside. Strange huh? Smile The lamp I got to go with it was an aquairium lamp. What I didn't realize is that the aquarium lamp lights pink. Mad Now i have to go back to Lowe's, return the lamp, and find another lamp I can use. Confused

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