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Powergroove Lighting in my workshop

Powergroove Lighting in my workshop

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Since I've got my new workshop three weeks ago, I had to replace all the electric installations in there. There was an installation with just 230V 6 Amps, this was not sufficient at all for my purpose. As well, the old installation was very bad and extremely dangerous, because some people without any knowledge of electric installations have done it. In some junction boxes, there were brown, blue and yellow-green ground wires on the same connector. Therefor I got shocked one time by plugging a lamp fixture in for some light with a little wet shoes by touching the lamp fixture. As well, the light installation was not sufficient, in some rooms absolutely not enough light.

Then I planned a new installation with 3x400/230V 20A, the most I could get out of this old house. A new distribution table for the fuses was mounted with RCCD switch (has to be for installations <32A here in Switzerland) and some more circuit breakers. Fortunately I had it in my stock.

For the light installation was clear: Mainly fluorescent, and as you see in the picture which shows the entrance area, I installed even 8 foot fixtures.
There are two on the left side, one in front and one on the right side. Because of a big wooden support it was not possible to mount two of those monster fixtures on the right side, I installed a 3-lamp F40W fixture instead with Philips T12 tubes in color 33, a common TL 40W/33 on the top and two TLF 40W/33 in the middle and the lower side, aligned to shine in direction of the floor.
In the 8ft fixtures, there are all GE F96PG17/CW tubes, excepting these two tubes on the right side: There are two close-to-EOL Sylvania F96T12/CW/VHO lamps equipped.

The little single-lamp F40 fixture is just to enter and walk through, it's now possible to switch on and off from the entrance (where I was standing by taking this photo) and from under the distribution table , which is visible just behind the sliding door on the right side on the wall.

This photograph does not show how it is today, I finished now everything in the visible area of this photograph.

Guess: It's damn bright there :) Soon I will install a car lift in there, so a lot of light is necessary.

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Lamp Type:Fluorescent
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Location:Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
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Wattage:A lot!
Voltage:3x400/230V
Optical
Lumen Output:A lot!
Color Temperature:4000K
Color Rendering Index:65
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Application/Use:Workshop light

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May 05, 2019 at 05:15 PM Author: rjluna2
Nice Not one bit dark in that area!

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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May 05, 2019 at 05:18 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
You'll never be in the dark!

-Date decoder of most US lamps 1960-present.

-Collects all types of lights.

I'll save any vintage lamp... dead or alive! Smiley

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May 05, 2019 at 05:45 PM Author: Cool white 79
Nice lighting layout. Perimeter light gives a nice effect as well.
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May 05, 2019 at 06:20 PM Author: streetlight98
Very nice! I like how they are wall mounted around the perimeter. Makes for less shadows, especially if you do work on automobiles.

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May 05, 2019 at 06:39 PM Author: DimBulb
Beautiful!!!!!

My very first word was LIGHT!

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May 05, 2019 at 06:44 PM Author: suzukir122
Yo, Proteus, you the man! Ya'll take a good look at this picture... this is the kind of stuff I like seeing regarding fluorescent lighting.
Especially when it's halophosphate cool white, no reflectors or shades (although I still like those kind of fixtures too) and a white background/wall/ceiling that the light bounces off of. It's still awesome with Normal Output Rapid Start F40T12's, and also Slimlines... but
much better with HO and VHO. Thumbs up from me

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May 06, 2019 at 01:37 AM Author: Proteus
Thanks for all your comments! Yes, indeed there's no dark spot like this, that's why I installed the light like this. As well, it's a nice effect with the lamps upwards to the ceiling, some kind of indirect lighting.

@streetlight98: True, this was the main reason for. Nothing worse than to see nothing while working in the engine bay of a car!

@suzukir122: Thanks a lot It makes pleasure to look at these lights. At higher lux levels, I've got no problem with this halophosphate cool white, but normally I don't really like it. If I had, I would equip the 8 footers with daylight lamps, but they are harder to find here as one kilogramm of pure gold on a junction out on the streets!

I am looking forward to the lower Sylvania F96 VHO tube going EOL --> While starting, it's already glowing and shining in deep purple, cathode is heating like hell and it gets blacker and blacker. After 2-3 Minutes in this condition, it kind of normalizes, with still slight electrode glowing. So it's just a question of time. The upper tube is in better condition, but starts as well with some hotspot area on the electrode.
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May 06, 2019 at 01:43 AM Author: suzukir122
@Proteus, you're welcome! As far as the EOL VHO lamp is concerned, that's the moment where excitement begins to take
place for me... when I turn on the lights, and notice hot spot movement before the movement either goes away or turns blue.
The EOL should be entertaining.
If you want to get the EOL on video, make sure to cover that camera lens with shaded glasses or tinted glass in general, to prevent
hertz flicker from interrupting the video!

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May 06, 2019 at 12:32 PM Author: monkeyface
Looks very good Marc!
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May 06, 2019 at 12:34 PM Author: Max.
+1 - I think you should add more fluorescent fixtures, it might still be too dark in there
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May 06, 2019 at 01:12 PM Author: monkeyface
The only new VHO installation in Switzerland... and Europe
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