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Manual preheat ceiling light w/ preheat switch built into light switch! « on: October 22, 2014, 08:37:03 PM » Author: TheMaritimeMan
This is way too cool. This video comes from LG member Parrot, who is no longer active here. He found at his college a 4-foot troffer which houses what appears to be an F30T8 lamp, on a magnetic preheat ballast. However, it's manual preheat, and the preheat switch is actually built into the light switch! You flip the switch like any light switch, then push it up a bit more, and it preheats, then let go and it starts. I've never seen anything like it; it's so cool! The switch is made by GE.

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Re: Manual preheat ceiling light w/ preheat switch built into light switch! « Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 09:27:01 PM » Author: nicksfans
Now THAT is cool!
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Re: Manual preheat ceiling light w/ preheat switch built into light switch! « Reply #2 on: October 23, 2014, 07:46:02 PM » Author: TheUniversalDave1
I wonder why Parrot isn't active on LG anymore? I'm subscribed on YT, but it would cool if he was still around on here.
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Re: Manual preheat ceiling light w/ preheat switch built into light switch! « Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 07:53:24 PM » Author: TheMaritimeMan
I don't know, but it sure is a shame. He has at least a couple hundred light bulbs he's acquired since he was last active, including stuff so rare it would be all the rage here.
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Re: Manual preheat ceiling light w/ preheat switch built into light switch! « Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 08:06:57 PM » Author: TheUniversalDave1
Yeah, he's found some NOS Lifeguards, some NOS Sylvania Cleartops, Clearbanders, at least one vintage fluorescent fixture, all sorts of fun stuff. Maybe he was being harassed or something?
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Re: Manual preheat ceiling light w/ preheat switch built into light switch! « Reply #5 on: October 23, 2014, 08:29:46 PM » Author: TheMaritimeMan
I asked him once why not upload some of his new stuff here, and his response was that he would, but he hasn't logged on in a long time, so he doesn't know if anyone would remember him. He did say he still visits here frequently as a guest, though. His account says he last logged on April of 2013.
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Re: Manual preheat ceiling light w/ preheat switch built into light switch! « Reply #6 on: October 23, 2014, 08:39:29 PM » Author: TheUniversalDave1
Well at any rate, it's none of my business. Maybe he'll see this thread and decide to jump back in.
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Re: Manual preheat ceiling light w/ preheat switch built into light switch! « Reply #7 on: May 20, 2015, 08:18:37 PM » Author: Solanaceae
He was active within the last month.
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Re: Manual preheat ceiling light w/ preheat switch built into light switch! « Reply #8 on: May 20, 2015, 08:22:48 PM » Author: TheMaritimeMan
This thread was posted 7 months ago. Indeed, he uploaded a couple of photos a few weeks ago.
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