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Station hall in Słupsk lit by mercury vapor. Most fixtures are old Mesko ORP.

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Aug 08, 2019 at 08:27 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Nice, are the non-working ones turned off because it's daytime or just burned out? Seems to be every other row. Some places here have light controllers that adjust the number of lights in use depending on how bright it is outside.

Collector,Hoarder,Pack-rat! Clear mercury Rules!!

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Aug 09, 2019 at 03:30 AM Author: trojmiejski
In this case they are turned off to save energy during daytime. Also fixtures aren't all connected to a single phase, this installation takes advantage of having 3 phases connected.
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Aug 09, 2019 at 04:17 AM Author: kai
I would have expected that it always stays this way, day and night... And to the left an old halophosphate and a triphosphor tube side by side?

Just tried to remember more such cases, but can only think of Eisenach which I have not seen for a couple of years. Cottbus got in a renovation completely new lighting, at Dresden-Neustadt now MH lamps are used in the luminaires and so on...
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Aug 09, 2019 at 07:18 AM Author: trojmiejski
Formerly there were many cases of MV lit station halls but only few remained. In most cases interiors were simply refurbished but in Słupsk something more drastic will make those MVs disappear soon. There is a plan to demolish current building and to make a new from fundaments.

I forgot to mention that Słupsk is also special due to complete mercuryfication of platforms, all fixtures on poles have MV lamps despite that most of them are modern SL-100 (made in Poland on the license of Siteco) primarily intended for HPS (I'm not sure if they had MV from beginning or there was a later change, if I get more info then I will clarify). Rare case though not unique, last year fixtures of the same type located on the platform of SKM (Tricity S-Bahn equivalent on which in formative years ex S-Bahn Berlin EMUs were used) station Gdańsk Stocznia received SBMV lamps in place of HPS. Why? I'm wondering that myself as it makes little sense in comparison to using bona fide MV lamps.

About those fluorescent fixtures, the left one has halophosphate tubes while the right one has bad LED retrofit tubes with a violet tint.
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Aug 09, 2019 at 09:57 AM Author: Fluorescent05
Are you going to try to save the mercury vapor fixtures from the demolition?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Aug 09, 2019 at 10:01 AM Author: trojmiejski
It's a little far from where I live, besides it is a pain negotiating with railway authorities here so I would like to save them but it may be problematic in realisation.
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Aug 09, 2019 at 10:05 AM Author: Fluorescent05
How many watts are they?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Aug 09, 2019 at 10:24 AM Author: trojmiejski
400W
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Aug 09, 2019 at 11:27 AM Author: Fluorescent05

400W

Wow! They must be really bright!

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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