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Me at Age 7

Me at Age 7


Here I am holding my 30 Watts R20 bulb.

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Lamp Type:Flood Light
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Base:[Medium] (one-inch) Edison Screw (E26)
Shape/Finish:R20
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Wattage:30 Watts
Voltage:120 Volts

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Dec 25, 2010 at 11:39 AM Author: DieselNut
Your photo was taken when I was born, Sept 1972. LOL

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Dec 25, 2010 at 01:50 PM Author: Silverliner
Man! I was just like that when I was a little kid! I had a small collection of bulbs already, including an old GE 30w R20 spot with a brass base.

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Dec 26, 2010 at 07:20 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
I had to chime in here & make a comment -

I love this picture , I remember 1972 like yesterday - The only thing on my mind back then was when I grow up I want to have a large collection of fluorescent light fixtures & light bulbs .

Thanks for posting this picture - wonderful memories
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Dec 26, 2010 at 08:22 PM Author: rjluna2
Thanks, guys

I guess I was not the only person collecting light bulbs since I was a kid. For a long time, I thought it was really weird or crazy thing to collect light bulbs not like normal person would do My mom tells me that I was interested in lights and stuff since I was a baby.

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Jan 25, 2012 at 08:31 AM Author: power bracket
LOL! I miss the old pictures with the dates on the rim... PRICELESS! Well RJ, I was born 1965 so I was 7 in 1972 also! I use to just stare at the old mercury vapor street lights at night as my parents drove us home after dinner out or a drive in movie.... I collected ANY lamp I could get my hands on back then. One day in 1973 my father opened my closet and a big cardboard box fell out and all these 11S14 ceramic colored sign lamps spilled out on the floor (some broke ) He was LIVID! My dad thought I stole these I suppose! I had to take him to the shopping center where the sign tech's were relamping the signs and have the guys explain that they were all too happy to have "your son" haul off the old lamps! It was quite a sight to see me on my bike, little red wagon in tow, makeshift side boards, hauling all those lamps! I sure miss those innocent "good old days"

"I must have been a MOTH in my former life as I am always buzzing around the lights"

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Jan 25, 2012 at 08:54 AM Author: rjluna2
@power bracket: You are about my age!

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Apr 29, 2012 at 09:57 PM Author: bluminator71
I was a year and a half old at the time of your photo. There are some baby and little kid photos of me in my photo albums that have the date stamp on them on the same photo paper. Nice photo!


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Jun 25, 2012 at 05:21 AM Author: LegacyLighting
There's a picture of me from about '75 holding a pearl bulb and smiling. This picture is just so amazing, I am going to have to find mine, scan it and upload it.
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Jun 25, 2012 at 06:33 AM Author: rjluna2
I can't wait to see what you upload, Blake

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Congrat to your birthday, I am september´s child, too, born precise one hundred year PAST Neptune planet discovery
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Aug 22, 2013 at 04:45 AM Author: migette1
Hi Robert, I was 28 then so was 21 when you were born if my maths is right.I have always kept lamps and Cacti plus other items since a very early age. Also remember lining up a row of about a dozen car headlight bulbs on my school desk and they thought I was Harpic (clean round the bend) these interests have carried on and I am proud to be called an eccentric, what ever that means and may even be touched with the autistic brush??? I would also say here that sport in all forms leaves me cold and the thought of kicking a football around leaves me even colder and dread the thought. How many out there feel the same way, I would guess a lot. If I can find a photo I will put it up, would be black and white though.

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Aug 22, 2013 at 05:20 AM Author: rjluna2
Wow, Peter. I guess I am a young geezer! We do share our eccentric collection. There may even more oddities collection that someone would do out there that would even look more strange than us

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Aug 22, 2013 at 07:14 AM Author: Trianero2012
Is significant, that probably ALL light sources collectors likes - LAMPS, CATS, CACTUSSES, my person moreover minerals. And we all likes a lamps from childrens times
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Aug 22, 2013 at 11:05 AM Author: Proteus
Very nice to see a picture from your childhood and your interest in lights even in this age! Well, I started to collect lamps when I was eleven years old, I had always a lot of fun to change the old and very well used fluorescent tubes in our school with the housekeeper. He had a lot of fun too to watch a little boy relamping the fixtures in the class rooms! Unfortunately he died a few years ago due to cancer, but this guy is responsible for my lighting interests, I wish I could thank him for. But now, I'm 24 and collecting lamps just since 13 years but my interest in lighting will never disappear!
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Aug 22, 2013 at 12:57 PM Author: migette1
Hi it looks like we all have common interests and love to share knowledge as well,there's always thing to find out and I feel the older you get more info is gathered and can be spewed out when needed and always ready to learn more.Can someone tell me how to put You Tube videos up on these I just do not know how its done

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Aug 22, 2013 at 01:03 PM Author: socketgeek63
Good pic of you when your were younger! was around 9 years at the time. Part of the reason what got us into the obsession with lighting & electrical is that was when a lot of the great stuff was available in the 1970's.

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Aug 22, 2013 at 01:11 PM Author: migette1
70s remember well and all the surplus shops selling bits of interest in London sadly they have all gone now.One of the best shops was proops in Tottenham Court Rd.

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"Aug 22, 2013 at 07:14 AM
"Is significant, that probably ALL light sources collectors likes - LAMPS, CATS, CACTUSSES, my person moreover minerals. And we all likes a lamps from childrens times"

WOW. Trianero2012, you just made me get chills up my spine. I am interested in all those things too!
I would have been 3 months old at the time that picture was taken, heheh.
Thanks for sharing your picture and rekindling early memories!

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Apr 28, 2014 at 03:28 PM Author: Prismatic
What a nice picture. I have once also posted a kids photo of me and my brother from the mid eighties
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Apr 28, 2016 at 01:38 PM Author: Lampje
What are those boxes behind you?
Looks like taperecorder reels.
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Apr 28, 2016 at 01:47 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
Wow I used to think I was the only one obsessed until I joined this forum. I use to have temper tantrums in hardware stores so my mom would buy me fluorescent lights when I was 6 I unfortunately don't have pic. But glad you do awesome!

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Apr 28, 2016 at 02:37 PM Author: rjluna2
@Wieger (Lampje): I think they might be the 7-inch magentic tape reels that my late father used to do tape recording.

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Apr 28, 2016 at 02:49 PM Author: Lampje
I had about a hundred of them.
I still have a Realistic (Tandy) tapedeck.
With three heads and three motors.

I always have listen to country music from your continent.
Still love that kind of music.
And the old country blues as well, with Mississippi John Hurt. My favorite.
Man, how he played the gitar. I wish I could.
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Apr 28, 2016 at 07:02 PM Author: xmaslightguy
I was born the in month this picture was taken
I remember that even as a kid I liked lights and plants.
Neither of those has changed LOL
Difference is now I actually sorta collect lights...
...that and the fact I'm old.

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I like country as well - especially 80's
(plus like a bunch of other types of music too)

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Apr 29, 2016 at 02:39 AM Author: Lampje
With plants you mean flowers or factories?

Old???
You are younger as I (you wrote somewhere)
I win. (I think)
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Apr 29, 2016 at 04:30 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@Lampje:
The green leafy type of plants LOL whether they just make leaves, or flowers, or vegetables.

Yep. Old. Might be younger than you? ...but still i'm pretty much a worn-out old man

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Apr 30, 2016 at 03:20 AM Author: Lampje
I am from 11 sept 1961
I feel young, but look old.
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Apr 30, 2016 at 04:46 PM Author: xmaslightguy
I'm from 1972 & probably look around my age .. but feel old. so kinda the opposite

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I'm from 78 and I feel like I'm from 98 especially when I score new old lamps!

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Apr 30, 2016 at 05:02 PM Author: Silverliner
1977 vintage here. Along with my 1977 Westinghouse OV-15 Silverliner. PCBs were still made 2000 miles away from where I was born.

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Apr 30, 2016 at 05:27 PM Author: rjluna2
Now, you guys are making me feel so old

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Why is that so?

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Come on, your not old.

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Apr 30, 2016 at 08:32 PM Author: streetlight98
@ veryhighonoutput: I AM from '98. (as you could probably guess from my username lol).

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ahhh I see. That's an awesome age!

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Quote - veryhighonoutput
I'm from 78 and I feel like I'm from 98 especially when I score new old lamps!
Veryhighonoutput in a lamp store ... like a kid in a candy shop!
(ofcourse who here couldn't say that about themselves )

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I'm from '96, not much older than Mike.

I like my lamps thick, my ballasts heavy, and my fixtures tough.

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Apr 30, 2016 at 10:33 PM Author: Mercurylamps
Interesting to see such a wide variety of ages here. I'm from '90.
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Apr 30, 2016 at 10:45 PM Author: socketgeek63
Getting older, yet we still love older lighting stuff, especially some NOS finds and when the stuff is older than us.

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Apr 30, 2016 at 11:34 PM Author: BlueHalide
@Mercurylamps nice, I too was born in '90, Right at the tail end of the "HPS boom" (at least in the city I grew up), so orange was the color of my outdoor nighttime childhood. I think it wouldve been pretty cool to grow up during the 60s and 70s, witnessing all the major advancements in lighting (MH, HPS, and quartz halogen all invented in the 60s). Imagine being born right now, and growing up with only LED, sounds very boring to me
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Apr 30, 2016 at 11:38 PM Author: BlueHalide
Looking at the pic above, how on earth did our parents ever think that orange and white floral fabric looked stylish? LOL the lamp shade matches the couch
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Apr 30, 2016 at 11:47 PM Author: Mercurylamps
@Bluehalide I agree it would have been cool to see the history of lighting rather than being born well after all the modern changes. I too remember orange lit skies though from LPS as I grew up in an Australian town lit by it. I agree, LED is rather boring compared to other technology since they feel "sterile" and have no interesting warm-up or cool down characteristics.
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Apr 30, 2016 at 11:47 PM Author: Mercurylamps
@socketgeek63 even us "younger" people love the older technology.
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Is there a minimum age to collect lamps?
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May 01, 2016 at 08:49 AM Author: socketgeek63
@ Wieger, probably not.i may started liking them as early as 6, not sure what got me started. @ mercurylamps, oh yeah!, nothing like the good old well built stuff especially pre 1950 electrical items and bulbs before 2000.

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May 01, 2016 at 09:26 AM Author: Lampje
My interest in light bulbs/lamps started In the eighties (last century) when I got an old Osram lamp (drawn tungsten) from a schoolfriend.
I had no idea how antique lamps look like.
So when I found a book about lighting in the library of an electricity company where I was working, then I understand how many beautiful lamps were made over the last more as hundred years.
I was almost thirty when I did discover lighting.
And when I was looking at, and reading in that book (written by Antoon Devogelaere) my first thoughts were: I never got those lamps. These are so special.
And now when I am looking at my collection I have so many rareties, I could fill a book with.

I am very happy with all I've collect over the years.
And thanks to you all it still a beautiful hobby.
Here we can write about or thoughts about lamps and everthing that goes along with it.
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May 01, 2016 at 11:06 AM Author: Cool white 79
I'm from '79 and remember always looking at streetlights while in the car. Got my first GE 175w mercury vapor cobra head when I was 9. My dads friend had a junkyard and the streetlight was in a van that was being sold for parts. So I asked if I could have it and my dads friend said, if you can dig it out, you can have it. Of course I got it out. I was happier than a pig in crap. Good ole days...
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May 01, 2016 at 12:36 PM Author: Lampje
Funny how we all get interested in lighting.
And the first item we start with, that direction we go.
Cool white has something to do with fluoriscence I suppose.
I started with a lamp from ca. 1920 and still collecting lamps from that period and before.
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May 01, 2016 at 05:28 PM Author: rjluna2
I started collecting not so many bulbs when I was a child. I used to go and raid the bulbs shelf that we have for the household replacement bulbs.

So, yes there is no minimum age when you can start collecting bulbs

We have a few members here are older than I am

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Rjluna you're an early Generation X, so you're not that old in a way.

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May 01, 2016 at 06:09 PM Author: rjluna2
@BlueHalide: My mother says that they got the furniture from Garage Sale. This is what we got for what we paid for

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May 02, 2016 at 08:26 PM Author: Mercury Man
One thing I notice in this picture is the kerosene lamp in the background...I have two of the same lamps with the color-matched flashing at the top of the chimney (except the two I have are yellow and green). They were called "Early American Homesteader" Lamps and were big in the '70s.
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May 03, 2016 at 05:17 AM Author: rjluna2
I think it might be the same lantern that I have it at Petroleum Power Lamp

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Is that the National Geographic logo on the poster in the background?
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May 03, 2016 at 06:40 AM Author: socketgeek63
Not sure what happened to it, my mother also had one of those oil lamps with chimney shade from the early 70s, now wish I kept it. Mercurylamps, that does look like the National Geographic logo on poster with that familiar yellow rectangle in the corner.

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That other lamp straight behind you is that also an oil lamp?
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May 03, 2016 at 07:28 AM Author: Globe Collector
I just have to "chuck my five cents worth" in here too....so many things said above ring in resonance with me, staring at the brilliant blue MB/U mercury lamps in Optispecs when I was a kid, and like the late Peter said above ...I just can't comprehend sport....kicking a football around...its anathema to me, I just can't see the purpose.

I just wish to make a condolence note here, I saw it in another comments somewhere and had not realized, Peter, "Migette1" has passed away, but I sincerely hope Patrick does not remove his comments, because he lives on here in those comments. I wish to duplicate his comments from above here...


"Hi Robert, I was 28 then so was 21 when you were born if my maths is right.I have always kept lamps and Cacti plus other items since a very early age. Also remember lining up a row of about a dozen car headlight bulbs on my school desk and they thought I was Harpic (clean round the bend) these interests have carried on and I am proud to be called an eccentric, what ever that means and may even be touched with the autistic brush??? I would also say here that sport in all forms leaves me cold and the thought of kicking a football around leaves me even colder and dread the thought. How many out there feel the same way, I would guess a lot. If I can find a photo I will put it up, would be black and white though."

I cannot draw attention to Peter's passing without also mentioning the untimely passing of another of our members, a few years back now, Jeremiah Moore or "J-Frog". We are a surprisingly similar mob, despite our widely variant ages and locations.

I myself came into this world on the 26th of July 1964, so, although not the most senior, not the most junior either...and that is always how it is, we may be the "best", most skillful, most knowledgeable or some other superlative or even the most dismal and terrible, but only ever for a brief instant as there are billions more to steal that role from you the instant you attain it....so all-in-all we are just somewhere in the middle....like a bunch of flies circling and dancing lazily on a summer afternoon in a bedroom around that most fascinating of objects....the electric lamp!

I just love Peter's line above....,"Harpic (clean round the bend)" {For those who don't know it, this is a brand of toilet cleaner which claims to clean the bits you can't reach in just one flush}...you'd have to be an Aspie to say such a quirky thing!

In 1972 out school was burnt down by an arsonist and we all had to go to a "new" school in a neighboring suburb for six months or so whilst it was rebuilt. This school, and if you look about on the Google Maps link above, you will see the the huge bridge nearby, had grounds partially under the Tasman Bridge...a HUGE structure bristling with the latest street, traffic and architectural lighting at the time. I used to spend the whole lunch hour as close as I could get to being under it and peering up at all the interesting lighting. I was hoping I'd see some blokes changing lamps so I could then try to "bot" some....but I never did.

This odd, Aspie behavior did not go unnoticed by the staff, but I had not noticed that they had! On the very last day there, when our school was finished and we had to return to our own school the following week...at quarter to three an announcement came over the school P.A...."Would Andrew Pullen report to the headmaster's office!" Hells, bells...that was ME! What had I done this time...(I was always in some sort of trouble with the teachers, usually for some social faux-pas or other of which I was completely unaware) but it never warranted an announcement over the P.A. to the whole school! At quarter past three school was out and we had to catch busses home to our own suburb...this was unusual in those days, most kids simply walked home as the school serviced their suburb and they were nearby, but we came from two or three miles away!

So I was sent, alone, to the headmaster's office. I got there in knocked. The voice begged me to enter, so I did. There he was, with the instrument of punishment...the dreaded cane, (we still had corporal punishment back then)....BUT, he used it as a pointer, not a punishment. I was a little perplexed at first, but he pointed into a darkish part of the room, behind the door where there was a large cardboard box...he told me to drag it into the better lit centre of the room, so I complied. Once I had it there, he asked me to open it......inside was the largest number of lamps I had EVER SEEN in one place! He told me that they were all for my collection. Can you imagine Christmas Morning...multiplied by ten or even more....He said, "These are a gift to you and your collection from our school, we realize that this is your last day here and you will return to your rebuilt school next week!" There were 90mm long necks, PAR-38's, two foot tubes, lamps with metal heat deflector disks in their necks, projector lamps, coloured lamps...just AMAZING! BUT...he wasn't finished. He told me he had something else for me and procured a little red book from one of the deawers of his desk...it was a lamp catalogue. I had never seen a lamp catalogue before and I was thunderstruck........that is one of the most memorable and important events of my life and I hope I still recall it on my last day.
Some of those lamps I still have, but many I broke...accidentally, not intentionally. I also lost the little red catalogue, but years later in 1986, when I was at Uni....I was walking past the office of one of my senior chemistry lecturers and he called me in as I passed. From out of his desk drawer, just as 14 years before, he procured EXACTLY the same little catalogue....it was such a Deja-Vu moment....he knew nothing of the events of 1972, but, somehow he did in a "Twilighty Zone" sort of way.....

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May 03, 2016 at 08:19 AM Author: rjluna2
That was wonderful memories you have here, Andrew

My best memories in 1972 is when I first learn to use sign language from my special program which was part of the public school that I have attended. That really opened my world and gotten bigger. I started going through newspaper and among other things that I would have not know about these things.

In the summer of 1973, there was a show for the deaf where the mime would perform their themes. They asked if we have suggestion for their next performance, I approached them and attempted to described the light bulb and wire. They did perform the bulb shape and the wire. One performer was in 'dark' looking for the wire and found it. Then, the performer 'plugged' in the outlet and the 'bulb' performers were 'shining'. It was a wonderful experience that I had.

After the show was over, I saw the gym lights were turned on as an incandescent light bulbs. A few minutes later, these incandescent light bulb was changing into more bluer colour temperature. Perplexed, not knowing until in the eighties that I realised it was self-ballasted Mercury vapour bulbs.

Then, it was the beginning of my 'bigger' part of the world I have experience as I grew older

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May 03, 2016 at 06:43 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Cool story Globe Collector!
Neat story as well rjluna2!

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May 04, 2016 at 04:50 AM Author: Lampje
wow,

I think we could write a book with all these stories how started collecting.

My highest education is MTS (Middle Technical School) and many years back this school has to move to a new location.
So lots of things has to be throw away because there was less room to put all in.
I've been on that school for six"long" years and always stare out of the window instead of listen to what the teacher has to say.
But I had always a good contact with the teachers (most of them) and when the school had move to that new location I could get the things they didn't need.
There were a lot of iron junction boxes, and some bakelite items as well. But they gave may that wooden cabinet with lamps which you can find on one of my uploads and also a big lighthouse lamp (4kW) So I have really good memories of my old school.

Once I joined a show near The Hague (Poeldijk) The technical school in Poeldijk also had to move to a new location.
A man of that school told me they throw lots of items away (same story) So I ask him if he could keep the things apart they throw away and he did and gave me a telephone call. My car was full with boxes with all kinds of electrical things like measuring instruments, old radio parts and some nice lamps as well.
Lots of items I give on other collectors, but the radio valves and lamps are still here.
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[quote=Lampje]That other lamp straight behind you is that also an oil lamp?[/url]

I believe it is the floor lamp

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Mar 28, 2017 at 08:40 AM Author: Men of God
不知道为啥,看这这张照片莫名其妙的想笑,我看看改天上传一张我的自拍!我童年时我们小区的主街道照明都是高压钠灯,小道都是高压汞灯照明,再然后就是紧凑型荧光灯照明了,最后就是LED了,在我出生的那个时候还是荧光灯用的比较多,LED是2015年开始广泛应用的,在这一年我没买过灯,现在荧光灯在我们这已经很难买到了,几乎绝迹了,只能网购了。

我不会英文,所以我用中文,请你们用翻译网站翻译我打的字!

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Mar 28, 2017 at 09:02 AM Author: dor123
I'm loved lighting already during my late ages of my childhood, but I than know zero with non incandescent lighting, calling fluorescent lamps "neons" like the israeli people used to call them, and calling MH lamps "Mercury (כספית)" (Especially american 1000-1500W probe-start MH lamps) and HPS lamps "Sodium (נתרן)" or "The sodium vapor (אדי הנתרן)" and MV lamps "Fluorescent". During this ages, hot restrike of HPS lamps, scared me (Especially ones that used low frequency pulses ignitors, that looks like they are flashing dimly like xenon flashers, than suddenly blasting my face with a lot of light when restriking).
Also, during this time, my approach to HID lighting, was esentially the same as the modern LEDisease people: The strongest and the glarest light, the best (Indeed I used to stare directly into an american floodlight with 1500W probe-start MH lamp that illuminated the building of Stella Maris cable car, when Yotvata Bair restaurant was there). This was also the reason way I initially loved my first Osram HWL 160W SBMV lamp.

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Mar 28, 2017 at 09:07 AM Author: Men of God
我第一次启动汞灯时差点没把我吓死!就在一个月之前,要不是为了试试那个古董汞灯泡,我才不会买镇流器呢!(╯‵□′)╯︵┻━┻!镇流器很响,灯泡也会闪烁,过一会才正常工作,然后镇流器特别热,开了10分钟就关了,然后我的网友们都嘲笑我!(╯‵□′)╯︵┻━┻!

我不会英文,所以我用中文,请你们用翻译网站翻译我打的字!

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I was born on the 26th of December 1999, My interest in lighting has been around ever since I was four, I used to stare out the window of my old house at the sodium cobra head that has a drop lens.. always loved to watch it warm up.... I'ma put a note out for that light if i ever sense LED's approaching... cannot guarantee I'll get it... but never hurt to try... I FIRST started seriously collecting back in 2016... My first ever HID light is what sparked it:

Found it sticking out of the side of an old rusted out 70's Cadillac in the junkyard, complete with a arm, and a Dead bulb(no longer have the bulb)... It did not have a refractor, I JUST got one for it recently from the abandoned factory.... Te first mercury bulb I ever got (NOT COUNTING THE DEAD ONE!) was a chinese sylvania which I still and always will have. My second fixture and bulb obtained not even a month after was a busted 70W HPS wallpack which I almost immediately gutted and used the parts to make my very first homebrew lamp... That lamp is something i like to take pride in.... I still have the bulb from that as well, It is kept safe. a while after that I decided to join this site... I lurked around it a bit before that.. since maybe 2014?? But I was admittedly too lazy to join... Finally obtaining lights is what urged me in.. granted it still took a while (I think I joined around march 2017) but yeah... no regrets either.. is a good group here

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Welcome to the club of the starting age of lighting collection here, Owen

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Ah this is about the age I was when I took interest in lighting! I was born in August 1992 so I was 2 full decades away from being born at the time of your picture!
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I took a really focused interest in lighting at about age 5 in 1999. I was born in September 1993, so I am really nostalgic about 1990’s household lighting products like the GE Miser incandescents and the older Philips incandescents with the shield logos. Lots of those were used in my parents’ and grandparents’ houses when I was a kid. Who knew that a unique childhood interest would turn into a quest to get a degree in Lighting Design and hopefully work for Philips or Hubbell Lighting.

Philips DuraMax and GE Miser forever!  Classic incandescents are the best incandescents!

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I've loved lighting ever since I knew what a light bulb was. My first light was a chrome metal Eveready flashlight from around 1977...I still have it!

Your mission - should you choose to except it - is to save unique and rare HID lighting before it's all scrapped.

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I've loved lighting ever since I knew what a light bulb was. My first light was a chrome metal Eveready flashlight from around 1977...I still have it!

You should post it..

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I was born 4/23/2000 and I’ve liked lighting since 4/23/2002, that is when I got my first 40W incandescent bulb by GE. From that point on is why I’m here and still have more stock in 4’ lamps than Lowe’s
Literally the first word I learned was “Bulb”
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You should post it..


Yeah, I should. Now if only I'd remember where I last saw it.

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I was born 4/23/2000 and I’ve liked lighting since 4/23/2002, that is when I got my first 40W incandescent bulb by GE. From that point on is why I’m here and still have more stock in 4’ lamps than Lowe’s
Literally the first word I learned was “Bulb”
I need more lights, exotic lighting. I have some HID but not enough


My first real love of lights started around the age of four, and it was for mercury vapor, which was still king of exterior lighting at the time (1970's). When I was out with my family on the road, I was transfixed by all of the types and styles of lumenaires available on the streets. There were four different utilities in the area where I grew up, and they all used different brands of lumenaires. It also didn't matter if I'd gone down that street 1000 times before...the lumenaires were still interesting to look at. I learned a lot by observation, especially how different refractors would fit different lumenaires that were not original to the lumenaire. Good times!

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