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Just me, playing with UV tubes and a credenza glass door pane to protect my eyes

Just me, playing with UV tubes and a credenza glass door pane to protect my eyes

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Before deciding to play some closeups with my new Philips actinic UV tubes, I decided to firstly protect myself. Used a glass door pane from my old credenza..

He prtotec,
He attac,
But most importantly,
He saves your eyes from invisible uv sand

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Hi vytautas_lamps, nice to see your face here

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Feb 12, 2020 at 12:41 PM Author: vytautas_lamps

Hello there!

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New lighting technologies is a pity fest everywhere you look. From LEDs that last only for two months, to a never-ending global starvation of t8 fluorescent tubes.
We shall reinforce ourselves with good old full mercury t12s and HIDs made to surpass one's life, and give them all the middle finger ;

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Feb 12, 2020 at 02:25 PM Author: sox35
Looks like you just touched a 4000V live wire

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Feb 12, 2020 at 02:28 PM Author: vytautas_lamps

Somebody has just sent 4000V through your hair

Ehhh, its always this way.. You should see my hair after a day of plastering at work

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We shall reinforce ourselves with good old full mercury t12s and HIDs made to surpass one's life, and give them all the middle finger ;

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Feb 12, 2020 at 02:48 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
You look like a rock musician without sun glasses.

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Feb 13, 2020 at 12:36 PM Author: vytautas_lamps
Hehe lol

New lighting technologies is a pity fest everywhere you look. From LEDs that last only for two months, to a never-ending global starvation of t8 fluorescent tubes.
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Feb 14, 2020 at 02:41 PM Author: suzukir122
Man it's always satisfying seeing the face behind the name. It's also uplifting to people like me, because eventually I
will also reveal my face on here someday... someday..... dependent on my YouTube channel success.
You look extremely younger than I thought you would. Then again, I suppose once I reveal my face everyone may say this about
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Feb 14, 2020 at 03:02 PM Author: vytautas_lamps

Man it's always satisfying seeing the face behind the name. It's also uplifting to people like me, because eventually I
will also reveal my face on here someday... someday..... dependent on my YouTube channel success.
You look extremely younger than I thought you would. Then again, I suppose once I reveal my face everyone may say this about
me as well lol

Ya know, being only 20yo, i was going to trademen jobs alongside my grandpa's being as little as 6 yo so my 13 yo brain understanding that lamps are not just glowing magic bulbs but vacuum arc lamps shaped me into this "prepubescent" tech guy who knows his sh*t when it comes to plumbing, electrical and especially lamps lol

New lighting technologies is a pity fest everywhere you look. From LEDs that last only for two months, to a never-ending global starvation of t8 fluorescent tubes.
We shall reinforce ourselves with good old full mercury t12s and HIDs made to surpass one's life, and give them all the middle finger ;

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Feb 14, 2020 at 03:30 PM Author: suzukir122
I can't say the same unfortunately, @vytautas_lamps. My family knew nothing about lighting. lol... it all started for me when I was 3 years old,
and I learned how to walk and crawl up and down the stairs. That was when my Mom and Dad both lived with my Grandma (RIP)
Anyways, the basement of my Grandma's was lit with a one lamp F40T12 Preheat fixture. That fixture started it all. Again, I was only 3 years old,
taking in all that information.
The icing on the cake for me was when I was in preschool, and I saw my first rows and rows and rows of HPF Rapid Start louvered fixtures.
Very unnecessarily high ceilings as well in that room. That's when the games began. I somehow figured out where the switch was and turned off
ALL the lights in the room one day before getting picked up by the teacher. (and crying)
Caught my first EOL lamp in that situation as well, but I was so little that I didn't really comprehend what happened. I saw the swirling and
end blackening, but I was being carried by the teacher, so brain comprehension was out the window at that point, for a 3 year old.
Family involvement regarding lighting wasn't very high, but it did eventually add to it.

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Feb 14, 2020 at 03:50 PM Author: vytautas_lamps

I can't say the same unfortunately, @vytautas_lamps. My family knew nothing about lighting. lol... it all started for me when I was 3 years old,
and I learned how to walk and crawl up and down the stairs. That was when my Mom and Dad both lived with my Grandma (RIP)
Anyways, the basement of my Grandma's was lit with a one lamp F40T12 Preheat fixture. That fixture started it all. Again, I was only 3 years old,
taking in all that information.
The icing on the cake for me was when I was in preschool, and I saw my first rows and rows and rows of HPF Rapid Start louvered fixtures.
Very unnecessarily high ceilings as well in that room. That's when the games began. I somehow figured out where the switch was and turned off
ALL the lights in the room one day before getting picked up by the teacher. (and crying)
Caught my first EOL lamp in that situation as well, but I was so little that I didn't really comprehend what happened. I saw the swirling and
end blackening, but I was being carried by the teacher, so brain comprehension was out the window at that point, for a 3 year old.
Family involvement regarding lighting wasn't very high, but it did eventually add to it.

That is a beutiful story! Funny thing is that a single tube F40T12 preheat soviet fluorescent fixture also did spark my interest in lamps and tubes! My grandpa had it in his apartment kitchen. In it was installed a pila LF40 daylight t12 tube, still have it, after 12 years!

New lighting technologies is a pity fest everywhere you look. From LEDs that last only for two months, to a never-ending global starvation of t8 fluorescent tubes.
We shall reinforce ourselves with good old full mercury t12s and HIDs made to surpass one's life, and give them all the middle finger ;

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Feb 14, 2020 at 04:36 PM Author: suzukir122
Since my Grandma died back in 2013, I have no idea what that house looks like now. That was a rare half house... with the next door neighbors house attached to it.
Anyways, when I visited my Grandma one last time, back in 2009 with family, I found out that the lamp inside
that Preheat fixture was a Halophosphate warm white F34T12 from Philips. The lamp had been uninstalled and on the floor
leaning against the wall. The original Preheat fixture was gone and replaced with a two lamp HPF Rapid Start
F40T12 wrap around fixture, with two F34T12 lamps from Sylvania. There was also the laundry room, that
originally had a Preheat screw in Circline lamp. (Saw that lamp when I was 3 years old as well.)
Replaced with an identical two lamp F40T12 fixture.

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@vytautas_lamps:
You wouldn't want to stare into them or anything, but those actinic lamps aren't dangerous like the clear UV sterilizer lamps are! .. certainly won't hurt to have the extra protection from that sheet of glass , but its not truly needed.

I one time lit a group of 4 F54T5-HO Actinic-03 lamps .. some powerful stuff there! it was almost painful to look at, even from across the room...


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Oh and love the hair! cool.

At least 4000V there, I'd say

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Feb 15, 2020 at 12:12 PM Author: vytautas_lamps

At least 4000V there, I'd say

More like 2200 volts Fun fact about me: I was hospitalized for two days 3 years ago when I was playing with MOT and I accidentally touched both outputs on the transformer. All I remember was that my body became a straight log and I fell backwards from my chair and I woke up in the hospital bed with 3rd dagree burns on my legs from the arcing when transformer fell on me. It was the most horrific AND the most exciting moment of my life! most people from that point would be scared of electricity Well me, two days later I was again playing with the same transformer Kind of a badass over here So, not 4000, moraless 2200

New lighting technologies is a pity fest everywhere you look. From LEDs that last only for two months, to a never-ending global starvation of t8 fluorescent tubes.
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Feb 16, 2020 at 06:34 AM Author: suzukir122
... yeahhh.... about that... be careful vytautas_lamps. lol I've had much, much less dangerous electric scares when I was a kid,
and even those shocks hurt badly. I couldn't imagine 2,200 volts going through me, if I survived to tell the tale.

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... yeahhh.... about that... be careful vytautas_lamps. lol I've had much, much less dangerous electric scares when I was a kid,
and even those shocks hurt badly. I couldn't imagine 2,200 volts going through me, if I survived to tell the tale.

I've been hit with 240 a few times luckily the RCD saved me, just imagine getting punched in the chest real hard. I've been hit by 25kv from a CRT before.

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Feb 16, 2020 at 07:02 AM Author: LightsDelight

... yeahhh.... about that... be careful vytautas_lamps. lol I've had much, much less dangerous electric scares when I was a kid,
and even those shocks hurt badly. I couldn't imagine 2,200 volts going through me, if I survived to tell the tale.

I've been hit with 240 a few times luckily the RCD saved me, just imagine getting punched in the chest real hard. I've been hit by 25kv from a CRT before.

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Hello there vytautus lamps! 😀 Had done ski goggles to be safe with one of those SBMV sunlamps to protect from UV radiation off those.

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Feb 23, 2020 at 05:44 PM Author: Globe Collector
"He saves your eyes from the invisible U.V. sand"...Oh, yes, know that feeling!

Once was experimenting with a bare arc tube from a 400w mercury lamp in series with a 15w incandescent. I knew there was the 257nm resonance line so I avoided looking at it directly...but it still impinged on my corneas at a shallow angle...now I know you need the sheet of glass like above or "wrap around" glasses.

I was "called" to start lamp collecting also by an equivalent of an F40T12 in the kitchen at my pearnts'...it was an old Australian..(probably branded Philips or "Treaty of Versailles" Osram) TL colour 33 Halophosphor brass-ender tube in a home-made luminmaire my father had built from a plank of wood.

The room was quite strange, the house was quite old, c1880 and the kitchen was in a lean-to at the back probably added around 1900. The ceiling was dado, tongue and groove pine paneling that followed the slope of the corrugated iron roof above it, (so no ceiling space). There was a very old brass B22 lampholder on this paneling on a turned wooden block with a surface run cable..it was long disconnected and the whole lot was painted over with very dark blue, nearly black gloss paint. Below this by about a foot (30-60cm or so) was a horizontal wooden "lattice" of "2 x 1" timber made to look like rectangles arranged staggered like bricks in a wall...this framework stretched across the whole room and was painted white. It attracted the eye so the dark painted real ceiling above it looked much higher and "more mysterious". The previous owner of the house was a "Painter and Decorator"...a guy who bought houses, "did them up" (i.e. all cosmetic stuff...the foundations could well be rotted out but he cared little for that, he just covered it over with sticky vinyl sheet!) My parents bought the house in 1961 and that '60s "Thunderbirds Are Go" look permeated everything...hence the strange "ceiling" in the kitchen. My father was a practical "no nonsense" bloke and promptly tore down much of the "decoration" the previous owner had put up (to flip the house for a profit) so all the real problems of the house, (like rotted floor joists) were revealed and he then knew what needed the most urgent attention. Part of this was knocking up a good light for the kitchen, so he mounted a choke, starter and PF capacitor on a plank of wood, put "toombstone" holders below, a T12 in them and threaded it up to sit on top of that white painted lattice. So that was the luminaire. I was born in 1964, and I got interested in things like that when I was four years old so that would have been in 1968....I was similar to Suzukir122's age of Three at the time...so this must be an important and impressionable age for people like us as there are many similar stories here on Lighting Gallery from other members.

I lived my entire childhood in a house that was permanently being renovated by my father...not just cosmetic stuff, but serous structural stuff too. The house originally had four chimneys, one went in 1976 when he demolished the old lean-to at the back (so the old kitchen went with it) ...but he had built a new, bigger lean-to over the top of the old, so the old was inside the new, he then demolished the old inside and then divided the new space into rooms. Two more in the main part of the house then went a few years later, he just got up on the roof and dropped the bricks down the chimney and they tumbled out the fireplace into the room below, he had to stop at roof and ceiling levels to address structural stuff where weight bearing beams sat on the chimney... and he had the family of four kids living in it at the same time. I recall we had to go into a tent on the front lawn at the time the chimney in our bedroom came down. The garbage collection men had great glee using the hydraulic compactor on the truck to crush their load back...right outside the tent! (Oh, they did that deliberately!) Because of all this I now know haw to do all tradesman's type jobs, Electrical, Plumbing, Drainage, Roofing, Framing, Foundations, Plastering, Painting...so, yes I know that combing set plaster out of that hair would be like....certainly worth wetting it first!

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Feb 23, 2020 at 10:51 PM Author: suzukir122
@Globe Collector, yeah it's so weird because even at the age of 3 years old, 26 years ago, I can still see the images in my head *almost* as if it
took place just last week. Especially my Grandma's basement. The preschool situation with the rows of Rapid Start F40T12 Louvered fixtures
hanging from a very high ceiling... those memories are a bit fuzzy, but I still remember the events ranging from me discovering those
fixtures, to me crying and screaming when the preschool teacher (Mrs. Rose!) picked me up and away from the light switches. haha
I even remember my preschool teacher's name!
- Kindergarten... same thing. Different school, totally different state, Rapid Start fixtures everywhere, but in the form of Troffers, and
most lamps 34 watts. (Partial discharge before fully lit) I remember the teacher's name there as well... Mrs Citta.
I think I may upload this to LG... there are 3, possibly 4 pictures of me in that classroom. In that pic, you can *kinda* see the lights
illuminating the background... unfortunately drowned out by camera flash.

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Feb 23, 2020 at 11:52 PM Author: Globe Collector
I have a lot longer ago to recall...but still remember all my teachers' names, except Kindergarten, so 1969
we had a Mrs. Roberts here......the building is still there but now has this tin shed in front of it....it had tiny toilets I recall, kid sized ones. Mrs. Roberts used to take us all to the Library, (the side of which is visible to the right) and read us a book called "The Story About Ping"...a duck.

There is another example in the suburb of Glenorchy that is easier to see...

All these "pre-schools were built by the Tasmanian State Government Public Works Department, (long, long extinct and privatized) in the late '50's and all to much the same design, and although most still stand they have been re-purposed to other things now, as has the library building.

At the Catholic School (1970) I had a Mrs. Walker.....she would not let me pull the clasroom P.A. speaker to bits to see how it worked...I did not like her at all. 20 years later a friend and I had to provide music to an aerobics class that she ran. To annoy her I played...at low level whilst we were setting up...Frank Zappa's "I am the Slime" over and over!

In Kindergarten (also 1970) I can't remember because an arsonist burnt the school down...least the bit with our classroom in it and we were billeted to Montigu Bay Primary School...near the eastern end of the Tasman Bridge and where the Principal collected up a whole box of E.O.L. lamps for me and gave it to me on the last day there before we returned to our rebuilt school. That classroom is right behind the pre-school on the opposite side of the playing field but not visible as the roof line is too low, bit in overhead view it is clearly visible.

In grade 1 I had Mrs. Davison. She was still teaching Grade 1 in the same classroom when I was doing first year Uni in 1983. I went back and got some yellow powder paint from her to test it in the lab...I had this potty idea it was pure tungstic acid, H2WO4...but, no it was a yellow azo dye adsorbed into some boring, cheap aluminosilicate powder binder. That classroom is behind the preschool too, with a red roof. One thing I clearly remember about this second meeting 12 years on....she smoked, but must have never done it in front of us kids lest she set a bad example.

Just about all these school rooms had the same type of fluoro luminaire....I'll try to get a picture if there are any left as they are ALL going really fast now...but in some disused corner of some Tasmanian School there is still bound to be one or two. They were two tube four foot T12 that were on the ceiling, not in it like a troffer. They had this clear plastic diffuser with hundreds of little molded "pyrimids" all over it and you could not make out the tubes inside. The diffuser was held in place by clip-over end caps at each end of the luminaire. The diffuser was not rectangular, although I saw that version in Government Offices, it was the shape of a shallow inverted roof and the end caps matched that profile too.

Grade 2 Mrs. Gason
Grade 3 Mrs. Hiller (a scary woman!)
Grade 4 Mrs. (Helen) Patterson
Grade 5 Mr, Cannamella (First Male Teacher)
Grade 6 Miss Fletcher/Mrs. Vortchiza (She Got Married during 1976)

In High school there was one teacher I had, Don Morgan, he was originally from Washington State, Spokaine I think it was. He used to work at the Hammersely Iron Ore Mine in North West Western Australia before he became a teacher and because of this he was a good teacher. There are unconfirmed rumors he has passed away.

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