General Electric NE-40 / R6A  
Written by Accutron on 2017-05-23  

The General Electric NE-40 is a compact neon glow lamp with a standard E26 base. Although its specifications are similar to the more familiar NE-34, the NE-40 abandons the P-2 electrode shape used in the NE-34 and AR-1 in favor of a P-4 shape, consisting of two stacked full disc electrodes. The improved P-4 electrode structure results in a brighter device which draws 50% more power than the NE-34.

General Electric Large Lamp Catalog (PDF)


General Electric NE-40 neon glow lamp.


NE-40 glow lamp, view of electrodes under enlargement.

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