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Chrome Fluorescent Ceiling Fixture

This old preheater has lampholders marked Hygrade-Sylvania. I think that means it's from before 1942. It takes six 20W fluorescent lamps.

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rjluna2   [Jun 20, 2010 at 03:01 AM]
rjluna2
Henry, where did you find that? Shocked

Silverliner14B   [Jun 20, 2010 at 03:01 AM]
Silverliner14B
Awesome find!!! Beautiful!!! 5 stars from a fellow Californian!

Form109   [Jun 20, 2010 at 03:19 AM]
Form109
ok...Heart Attack!..(Gasp) Shocked

joe_347V   [Jun 20, 2010 at 04:43 AM]
joe_347V
Whoa! That's a very nice find! I've never seen a fluorescent light like that before. Shocked

GullWhiz   [Jun 20, 2010 at 05:33 AM]
GullWhiz
Wow nice find man! Those things are pretty rare!

lite_lover   [Jun 20, 2010 at 06:12 AM]
lite_lover
Wow Henry,another real nice find!!

Medved   [Jun 20, 2010 at 10:19 AM]
Medved
That's awesome, have you tried to put lamps to it and light it up?

A_lights   [Jun 20, 2010 at 08:15 PM]
A_lights
Back in the day people probably loved those just as much as we do now Smile

DimBulb   [Jun 20, 2010 at 11:06 PM]
DimBulb
I always wondered if fixtures like this really stood out back in the day.
BTW, I just posted a pic of it lit.

icefoglights   [Nov 08, 2010 at 06:13 AM]
icefoglights
What kind of ballasts does it have?

DimBulb   [Dec 01, 2010 at 11:08 PM]
DimBulb
It has six choke ballasts, 3 in the top, 3 in the bottom.

SeanB~1   [Dec 02, 2010 at 05:21 PM]
SeanB~1
I could run it here with just 3 ballasts, though the wiring in the tube will be a lot tighter.....

icefoglights   [Dec 03, 2010 at 01:57 AM]
icefoglights
I've seen F17T8 arrangements here using an instant start ballast and two tubes wired in series. A setup like that would need no wires through the center tube.
Making this T8 would be fundamentally wrong though.

GullWhiz   [Dec 21, 2010 at 02:26 AM]
GullWhiz
I wonder what this thing sound like when firing up! Dave Lay tells me a bunch of sounds preheat fluorescents makes....they don't always all sound the same!

DimBulb   [Dec 21, 2010 at 03:42 AM]
DimBulb
Some just kinda click but others sound more musical like twinkling Christmas lights.

streetlight98   [Mar 16, 2013 at 10:10 PM]
streetlight98
sweet! so Hygrade-Sylvania is pre-1942 stuff? Awesome! that means that this fixture that i restored is from the early 40s! Shocked . The ballast that it was made with is this GE. It has the same Hygrade-Sylvania lampholders with a black starter socket built in on one socket.


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