Product Comparison – Edison Adapter

 

 

 

 

 

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Comes with insert for more sizes of lightbulbs

 

Violetwanda

manufacture

Price:

$45.00

1. Number one for quality is this one-piece cast ceramic adapter.  The high-polish thick brass contact is embedded into the ceramic before it is hardened, and the end of the brass cap is hydraulic press rounded to be easy on your wand. This makes for a very rugged, tough piece. There is NO BLEED through of electricity through this monster’s tough fired walls. Can not be pulled apart–it takes a hammer and a couple of good blows to break up the ceramic. Inside, it utilizes a small isolation gap for extra safety.  Obviously made just for its purpose. it has no other use than as a violet wand lightbulb adaptor.  It is low profile and substantial, smooth and seamless. The original, it will last you a lifetime, and is well worth the price. Fits well with all wands tested.

–Can be custom requested in any length to fit any wand’s collet depth; old, new, Tesla, SS, US, Euro, etc.

***** Five stars

Comes with insert for more sizes of lightbulbs

The Violet Wand Store

retail

Price:

$27.00

2.  Number two for quality is also number one in price and value.  It is a one piece black phenolic housing to hold the socket and is well insulated  so bleed is reduced.  The contact is chrome plated stainless steel, highly polished with a completely rounded tip to prevent wand collet misalignment.   It is very smooth with high precision sizing.  Inside, an additional shaft of solid steel provides full current delivery and rigid structure so could not be pulled apart. Isolation gapped for safety keeps it above the bar.  Rubber detailing at base of stainless steel contact provides accurate grip that relieves pressure on your collet, plus make it look very techno-savvy and professional.  Fits well with all wands tested.

–Is available in 2 lengths to fit any new US size violet wand–

****Four Stars

 
 Does not come with insert

Bighead Studio

 

vendor

Price:

$35.00

3.  Number three consists of a bakelite socket in one piece, with cut brass stock tubing for the contact.  While a cut end of the tubing is less than ideal, it is buffed smooth to be kinder to your wand. While it does not have an interior support rod like #2, this model still maintains good quality, an internal safety gap, and without any additional exposed metal such as side screws through which net discharge might be drawn.  Does bleed electricity through the sides, but bleed is reduced with its construction points.  Very difficult to pull apart.  Fits well with all wands tested, though take care not to catch its hollow opening on your wand’s collet flanges when using.

–one size only–

***Three starsSets the bar.

Does not come with insert

Rupert Huse

& Son

manufacture

Price

$25.00

 

4.  Number four is a rather disappointing offering from an otherwise reputable company.  The socket is a hard rubber or malleable plastic, thick walled but that allows extensive bleed through and bypass.  The cut brass stock tubing contact is not gapped to the interior and is not buffed entirely smooth.  Grey shrink wrap hides the solder connections. 

-one size only-

**Two stars.

Comes with insert

Dr Clockwork

vendor

Price

$45.00

5.  This is the bulkiest of the available adapter sets, with a high profile.  Unfortunately, it has a high profile price tag to match.  This adapter is made from a two piece plastic lamp part.  Hand cut stock brass tubing is thinner walled than other similar models, and discolored during use.  On the inside of the adapter, no discernible isolation or safety gap.  Two piece lamp base unscrews in center, though it came fixed with an unknown glue or epoxy.  Brass contact also appears glued in place, as no solder connections found.  Set screw hole on the outside leaks current, also current bleeds at seam where the top and bottom halves screw together and through the walls.

-one size only-

**Two stars

 
#6, #7 and #8 received negative ratings.  Poorly constructed, rough hand cut stock tubing used as contacts, unknown lower grade metals.  While they use similar socket bases as other makers, construction is so poor as to render them unusable.  #6 has sharp edges and does not fit properly.  #7 uses the same stock tubing that does not fit properly, but has had a ring of foil tape applied to help it fit.  #8 uses a threaded lamp nipple, the threads of which will tear up your wand collet when inserted and removed.  Avoid these three examples.

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