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Bigazz lightbulb......Who can use it?

fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
edited August 2007 in General Discussion
HUGEBULB.jpg


I can't remember where it came from, but if any of y'all can use it, you can have it.
It's just gonna get broken or thrown out by my wife, if it stays here...

Jeff
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  • RockatanskyRockatansky Member Posts: 11,175
    edited November -1
    interesting. How would you ship it though so it doesn't get broken?
  • brier-49brier-49 Member Posts: 6,284 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Looks like one I had years ago, came from a lighthouse on Cape Cod MA. Yes it got broken.
  • bobskibobski Member Posts: 17,868 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    warehouse light bulb.
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  • Locust ForkLocust Fork Member, Moderator Posts: 29,757 ******
    edited November -1
    Those things last for years! Its funny how it looks like its lit up there in the pic.
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  • RamtinxxlRamtinxxl Member Posts: 9,480
    edited November -1
    Hey, I could use that. The one in my fridge is burned out!
  • dheffleydheffley Member Posts: 25,000
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by bobski
    warehouse light bulb.


    Or for signage!
  • LaidbackDanLaidbackDan Member Posts: 13,143 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Al Gore has several fixtures in his mansion that hold multiples of them, but in his defense he has had dimmer switches installed.

    Al Gore says "Think Green" people.
  • LesWVaLesWVa Member Posts: 10,490 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    If it is a Mercury Vapor or a High Pressure Sodium bulb like we use in light plants.

    It is useless if it is touched with bare hands. Kind of like placing aluminum foil in a microwave.
  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by LesWVa
    If it is a Mercury Vapor or a High Pressure Sodium bulb like we use in light plants.

    It is useless if it is touched with bare hands. Kind of like placing aluminum foil in a microwave.
    WTH does that mean??[?][?]
    And sneeky, i'd box it up at the wife's diabetic supply house, with the "peanuts" and mark it FRAGILE... Although i'm sure the USPS would find a way to bust it...

    Jeff
  • pickenuppickenup Member, Moderator Posts: 22,315 ******
    edited November -1
    It almost looks like it would fit my yard light. I just had the electric company man out here yesterday replacing the bulb in mine....again. (They are in charge of maintenance) He replaced it a couple weeks ago. I told him it wasn't bright enough. Every since they changed to the new lights, they ain't worth the filament they are made from. I told him I could get more light out of a spot light then those new lights give off, but they don't fit.

    How wide is the metal screw in part? (whatever they call it)
  • CutiegirlracingCutiegirlracing Member Posts: 2,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'll bet it would make a great pop sound if you hit it.
  • dongizmodongizmo Member Posts: 14,477
    edited November -1
    What's that brown stuff on the base??[:0][}:)][:D]
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  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by pickenup
    It almost looks like it would fit my yard light. I just had the electric company man out here yesterday replacing the bulb in mine....again. (They are in charge of maintenance) He replaced it a couple weeks ago. I told him it wasn't bright enough. Every since they changed to the new lights, they ain't worth the filament they are made from. I told him I could get more light out of a spot light then those new lights give off, but they don't fit.

    How wide is the metal screw in part? (whatever they call it)

    Here's another pic, comparing it to a "regular" light bulb.Might work in your street light..
    Giantbulb1.jpg
  • 1911a1-fan1911a1-fan Member Posts: 51,193
    edited November -1
    it is metal halide, hps has a tube inside, mv is coated, you need a proper ballast according to the wattage to run it

    is there any markings on it?
  • matwormatwor Member Posts: 20,594
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by LesWVa
    If it is a Mercury Vapor or a High Pressure Sodium bulb like we use in light plants.

    It is useless if it is touched with bare hands. Kind of like placing aluminum foil in a microwave.



    This is only if its a quartz lamp, which I can tell by looking it is not. The base is called a mogul base, need better pics of the inside to tell if its High Pressurd Sodium, Metal Halide, or Mercury Vapor.
  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by matwor
    quote:Originally posted by LesWVa
    If it is a Mercury Vapor or a High Pressure Sodium bulb like we use in light plants.

    It is useless if it is touched with bare hands. Kind of like placing aluminum foil in a microwave.



    This is only if its a quartz lamp, which I can tell by looking it is not. The base is called a mogul base, need better pics of the inside to tell if its High Pressurd Sodium, Metal Halide, or Mercury Vapor.
    OK, more pics, commin-up...
    bulb3.jpg
    bulb2.jpg
  • matwormatwor Member Posts: 20,594
    edited November -1
    Looks to be an incandescent bulb. Which is your regular everyday joe type of bulb, albeit a bigger base, probably either 300W or 500W, 120V. Find a base that it will screw into, hook up 120V to it and you will have a bedtime reading light.[;)][:D]
  • phillipphillip Member Posts: 2,948
    edited November -1
    Whatever you do with it ,Dont try to hook it up to a thermostat[:D]
  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    Aite den... Only one thing left to do with it...........Guess i'll have to shoot it![:D]

    Jeff
  • RockatanskyRockatansky Member Posts: 11,175
    edited November -1
    poop it to me i like junk, got quite a museum :p

    or better yet why don't you sell it on ebay? :))
  • jimdeerejimdeere Member Posts: 19,505 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by phillip
    Whatever you do with it ,Dont try to hook it up to a thermostat[:D]

    [:)][:)][:)]I was thinking the same thing![:)][:)]
  • jimdeerejimdeere Member Posts: 19,505 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by thesneakyrussian
    interesting. How would you ship it though so it doesn't get broken?

    Geez, I guess you have to pick them up at the factory if you needed them. Yep, they're made in China.
  • givettegivette Member Posts: 10,886
    edited November -1
    If you will hand-deliver it, I might be interested. Joe
  • phillipphillip Member Posts: 2,948
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by jimdeere
    quote:Originally posted by phillip
    Whatever you do with it ,Dont try to hook it up to a thermostat[:D]

    [:)][:)][:)]I was thinking the same thing![:)][:)]


    [:D]
  • JamesRKJamesRK Member Posts: 25,672 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    No thanks, I just paid a $277.79 electric bill. I don't need it to go to $1,000.00. [:D]
    The road to hell is paved with COMPROMISE.
  • CaptplaidCaptplaid Member Posts: 20,111 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Saw one of those at work a couple of weeks ago. The plant engineer is on an energy conservation kick. He found it as a night light at the shop behind the batch house. It was a 120 volt 1000 watt bulb! That bulb was drawing over 8 amps!!

    Many electric motors draw less electricity than that one bulb.
  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Captplaid
    Saw one of those at work a couple of weeks ago. The plant engineer is on an energy conservation kick. He found it as a night light at the shop behind the batch house. It was a 120 volt 1000 watt bulb! That bulb was drawing over 8 amps!!

    Many electric motors draw less electricity than that one bulb.
    Holeeeee SHEEP-DIP!!
    Was thinkin about hookin it up as a "drive-way" light.
    Prob. more like a "RUN-WAY" light...
    Maybe i'll just do the "green" thing,,, and shoot it....[}:)]

    JEFF
  • buschmasterbuschmaster Member Posts: 15,136 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    damn! that's a 1-1/3 horsepower light bulb.
  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by buschmaster
    damn! that's a 1-1/3 horsepower light bulb.
    I know it..... I shouldda just left it where i found it ..Or popped it with a stick....

    Jeff
  • pickenuppickenup Member, Moderator Posts: 22,315 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by fishkiller41
    quote:Originally posted by pickenup
    It almost looks like it would fit my yard light. I just had the electric company man out here yesterday replacing the bulb in mine....again. (They are in charge of maintenance) He replaced it a couple weeks ago. I told him it wasn't bright enough. Every since they changed to the new lights, they ain't worth the filament they are made from. I told him I could get more light out of a spot light then those new lights give off, but they don't fit.

    How wide is the metal screw in part? (whatever they call it)

    Here's another pic, comparing it to a "regular" light bulb.Might work in your street light..
    Giantbulb1.jpg

    I talked to the power guy, and since they are responsible for maintenance on the light, they won't let me put a bulb in it. I think it's the fact that they pay for the electricity to run the thing, and they don't want to pay the $1,000 a month it would take to run it. I also believe that is the reason the bulbs they use now aren't worth.........****....[}:)]
    Thanks anyway.
  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    What'd they do Pickenup? Put a 40 WATT bulb in it???[:D][;)]

    Jeff
  • Mk 19Mk 19 Member Posts: 8,170
    edited November -1
    Here is a good recepe for you:
    1 huge light bulb
    1 .223 varmit rifle
    put 600 yards between the two
    listen for the "pop"
  • pickenuppickenup Member, Moderator Posts: 22,315 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by fishkiller41
    What'd they do Pickenup? Put a 40 WATT bulb in it???[:D][;)]

    Jeff

    40 watt....Good un. [:D][:D]
    It's a 100 watt, I checked. I think they "used" to use a 300 watt. That one would light up more than just the pole. Sure wish I could try yours out, I think it would fit.
    But the threat of fines and parts replacement costs, and such.......[V]
  • us55840us55840 Member Posts: 30,833 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Got one of those. IT's 1,000 watts and came from a hog barn.
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  • 11BravoCrunchie11BravoCrunchie Member Posts: 33,424
    edited November -1
    BIGGER PICS ARE NEEDED!!!!!!!!
  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by pickenup
    quote:Originally posted by fishkiller41
    What'd they do Pickenup? Put a 40 WATT bulb in it???[:D][;)]

    Jeff

    40 watt....Good un. [:D][:D]
    It's a 100 watt, I checked. I think they "used" to use a 300 watt. That one would light up more than just the pole. Sure wish I could try yours out, I think it would fit.
    But the threat of fines and parts replacement costs, and such.......[V]

    Ohhh man,,, u don't wanna be touchin that light yourself!!!
    They'd blame every problem, on every pole in your neighborhood on you!!

    Jeff
  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Zulu7
    BIGGER PICS ARE NEEDED!!!!!!!!
    I'm takin'em with my webcam, i guess thats as big as they'll get..

    Jeff
  • grdad45grdad45 Member Posts: 4,267 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by matwor
    quote:Originally posted by LesWVa
    If it is a Mercury Vapor or a High Pressure Sodium bulb like we use in light plants.

    It is useless if it is touched with bare hands. Kind of like placing aluminum foil in a microwave.



    This is only if its a quartz lamp, which I can tell by looking it is not. The base is called a mogul base, need better pics of the inside to tell if its High Pressurd Sodium, Metal Halide, or Mercury Vapor.


    Looks more like a 1000-1500 watt incandescent to me. I used to change them at the local football field. (80 feet high)
  • D1D1 Member Posts: 11,412
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Cutiegirlracing
    I'll bet it would make a great pop sound if you hit it.


    I like the way you think.
  • watrulookinatwatrulookinat Member Posts: 4,693
    edited November -1
    Wish I had a " bright" idea on what you could do with it FK41. If you screwed it in your light socket, my lights would dim!!
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