Giant neon light bulb with heavy duty metal socket - General Electric NE42 bulb

Sold by LeedsRadio
+ $6.95 shipping
+ $6.95 shipping
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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States


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I've sold quite a few NE42 neon bulbs but I didn't know that people were having a hard time finding the sockets for them. I decided to offer and NE42 + socket combo here. I case you don't know General Electric's NE42 bulb it's HUGE; more than 3.5" long and 1.75" diameter.
It is rated to 3.5 watts which is a lot of watts for a neon
The socket is very, very sturdy and designed to be mounted in a panel. It has nice big flanges with 1.1875" center-to-center mounting and beefy terminal out the back. It's the nicest socket I've ever seen for this style bulb.

You'll need a 2.2 K ohm to limit the current when running these on 120 volts with is NOT included but very easy to find.

This bulb glows cheerfully as shown in the 3rd photo. These last a very long time if run conservatively.

I am also offering the bulbs without sockets here in case you want to buy spares

Average review
Mar 1, 2017 by James P Browning
Feb 15, 2017 by James P Browning
Fast shipping! Described accurately. Packed well. A great seller! I love the neon bulb!
Jan 13, 2017 by redtubes
Item is exactly as described. Lightning fast shipping. Items are packaged so well, you'd think they were eggs or live grenades! Extremely happy. Will continue to shop here, as I have for over a year.
Mar 2, 2016 by Bill Allemon

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States
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Feb. 2018
Almost all order received before 11 am will be shipped the same day.

Typical transit times:
Priority Mail: 3 business days
First Class Package: 4-5 business days

All items are shipped with tracking. You will receive an email with the tracking number once the item has shipped. Feel free to contact me at any time with questions.

If you need special packing for a gift or special occasion please let us know and we'll see what we can dream up.

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You may cancel an order any time before it is shipped for a full refund.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
You can cancel an order any time before it has been shipped.

Preferential returns:
You can return any item that is not marked as "AS-IS" within seven (7) business days of receipt. Item must be in the condition it was shipped. You will receive a refund less the shipping cost to you. You must pay return shipping. The exception is digital downloads. There are NO returns on digital downloads.

I accept exchanges. You must pay shipping back to Leeds and shipping of new item to you.

Claims for damage:
Leeds has been shipping with the United States Postal Service for 18 years and shipped thousands and thousands of delicate electronic parts and fragile vacuum tubes. In that time we have had only ONE claim for damage.

In the extremely unlikely event that your item arrived damaged please contact me immediately. Save ALL packing.

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I can ship international but please understand that USPS international rates are quite high.

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