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60 year old technology - DCASAZZA - 10-03-2010 03:38 AM
I had dinner at a friends home and as usual the talk turned tech , old and new. As we spoke of some of the old he showed us some 60 year old Christmas lights that havent burned out yet. I am amazed. These were made by Sylvania, are fluorescent and there is no ballast, just a string of c7 scockets. They are all white untill you plug them in to glow blue, green, yellow, and a coral red. He tried contacted Sylvania, now Osram, and they never heard of them. Any body familliar with these? These are really cool.
Re: 60 year old technology - Ron Ramirez - 10-03-2010 12:49 PM
Fluorescent Christmas lights? I've never heard of that either. Sounds like they are really neat!
Re: 60 year old technology - Chuck Schwark - 10-03-2010 11:53 PM
The multiple bulbs in series most likely acts as their own "ballast." Kool.
Show us a picture!
Re: 60 year old technology - Carl Travis - 10-04-2010 12:46 AM
There's several sets on epay: