General Electric NE-30 / J5A  
Written by Accutron on 2017-05-30  

The General Electric NE-30 is a miniature neon glow lamp with an envelope barely wider than its E26 base. Unlike larger GE glow lamps, which tend to have disc-shaped P-2 or P-4 style electrodes, the NE-30 has a PW-5 electrode shape, with a wire electrode coiled around central cylindrical electrode. Like other E26 base glow lamps, the NE-30 has an internal resistor, and is rated for 105-125VAC.

General Electric Large Lamp Catalog (PDF)


General Electric NE-30 neon glow lamp.


NE-30 glow lamp, view of electrodes under enlargement.

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