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all lights view from hallway

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is it a nuke? I dunno... i think the dog is concerned about it though...

the first one is just the 1000W HPS

then the second pic is everything else in there joining the HPS, list of lights:

10W INC EXIT light
40W FL Fixture
70W HPS worklight
100W HPS Desklamp
175W MV NEMA Bucket
175W MV lamp
175W MH room lamp
400W HPS lamp
400W MH lamp
405W INC lamp
1000W HPS lamp

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Jul 28, 2017 at 01:44 PM Author: streetlight98
ALIENS!!!

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Jul 28, 2017 at 03:29 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
LOL

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Jul 28, 2017 at 10:46 PM Author: tolivac
Nice-You just brought the sun in there-and lets watch your electric meter SPIN!
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Sep 18, 2017 at 09:09 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
well i have way more operational lighting than i did back then.... one of these days i should really update this picture... this time i think the hallways gonna just be a complete whiteout lmfao

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Sep 18, 2017 at 09:26 PM Author: streetlight98
***STAY AWAY FROM THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!***

To resist is to piss in the wind, anyone who does will end up smelling.

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Sep 18, 2017 at 09:29 PM Author: Lumex120
Now hook up a dynamo to your energy meter and BAM-Free energy! (sadly, I have seen stuff like this in YT videos all the time, really annoys me.)

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Sep 18, 2017 at 09:46 PM Author: streetlight98
Oh yeah people do all sorts of weird stuff to cheat on their energy bill. No matter how simple or intricate, they almost always get caught sooner or layer.

To resist is to piss in the wind, anyone who does will end up smelling.

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Dec 07, 2017 at 06:50 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
I'm sure there is some sneaky way to pull it off that you could get away with.... like for instance... i think the MV security light we have might just be connected directly to the cable before the meter... as it does not appear to connected to a breaker... (I attempted to shut it off by flipping the main breakers on both our electrical panels... it seems to be on its own circuit.... and its been there for years upon years... athough i might be making wild guesses.. i'm not ruling out the possibility

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Dec 07, 2017 at 07:10 PM Author: FGS

I'm sure there is some sneaky way to pull it off that you could get away with.... like for instance... i think the MV security light we have might just be connected directly to the cable before the meter... as it does not appear to connected to a breaker... (I attempted to shut it off by flipping the main breakers on both our electrical panels... it seems to be on its own circuit.... and its been there for years upon years... athough i might be making wild guesses.. i'm not ruling out the possibility


Those type of lights are utility owned but rented to property owners. Nothing shady at all. No different from a streetlight lighting a public road. Except they light up private properties.

Why I like LEDs on top of other lighting tech?
LEDs = Upgrade 95% of the applications. (That is if you avoid eBay's LEDs).


LED brainwash? No, people uses them cuz they work well for them.

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Dec 07, 2017 at 07:18 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps

Those type of lights are utility owned but rented to property owners. Nothing shady at all. No different from a streetlight lighting a public road. Except they light up private properties.

my parents dont pay a rental fee for it.... Wait so is it basically a free light? as it does not really pop up on the power bill either... perhaps the utility no longer cares about it?

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Dec 07, 2017 at 07:21 PM Author: sol
Some power companies offer lights for rent. They install it on a pole close to the desired location and connect it directly to the 120V feed, before the meter as you observed. This is not a free lunch, it is assigned to an account and charged accordingly. The monthly charges are based on 4000 hours per year plus maintenance (and wattage, of course). Normally, the utility will be slightly money-in with a setup like this. The main advantage to these is the ease of maintenance and installation : a quick call to the power company street light hotline and someone shows up and makes the repairs without charging you.

The power company here states that the monthly rate is only for power consumption and standard maintenance. As such, it excludes charges due to vandalism as well as "globe washing" !
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Dec 07, 2017 at 07:22 PM Author: sol

my parents dont pay a rental fee for it.... Wait so is it basically a free light? as it does not really pop up on the power bill either... perhaps the utility no longer cares about it?

Maybe it is part of a municipal program and they pay for it through property taxes. I live in such a neighbourhood and there is a yearly charge for all homes in this area for the streetlights. I don't remember how much, though.

Someone pays for this street light, however.
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Dec 07, 2017 at 07:34 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
what is "Globe washing"? is that exactly as it sounds? or is it some sort of slang?

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Dec 07, 2017 at 07:39 PM Author: sol
No, I think it is residual language from a time when you could hire the power company to wash the glass globe on presumably incandescent fixtures. It is certainly not slang as it is in the official documents of the power company.
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Dec 07, 2017 at 10:47 PM Author: Lumex120

I'm sure there is some sneaky way to pull it off that you could get away with.... like for instance... i think the MV security light we have might just be connected directly to the cable before the meter... as it does not appear to connected to a breaker... (I attempted to shut it off by flipping the main breakers on both our electrical panels... it seems to be on its own circuit.... and its been there for years upon years... athough i might be making wild guesses.. i'm not ruling out the possibility

Did you try taking out the main 100-amp fuse/breaker? If you did, this is the perfect opportunity to set up a 1KW HPS flood.

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Dec 08, 2017 at 04:55 AM Author: streetlight98
Your mv pole light is what they call a PAL (private area light). Like everyone else said someone is paying for the light or it wouldn't be there. In Rhode island all lights are billed to the municipality they are located in so the home or business gets it for free. They don't allow any new PAL lights though so they're limited to existing installations here.

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Dec 08, 2017 at 04:59 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps

Did you try taking out the main 100-amp fuse/breaker? If you did, this is the perfect opportunity to set up a 1KW HPS flood.
lol yup i did..... LOL the neighbors would get so triggered... (and one of which trigger happy) LMFAO

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Are you running this on 1 - 15amp breaker?

T12/ t17 there's a reason they made heavy magnetic ballasts

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Are you running this on 1 - 15amp breaker?

I would like to see how effective just the exit sign would be?

T12/ t17 there's a reason they made heavy magnetic ballasts

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Dec 08, 2017 at 03:08 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
It does not really provide much light, just enough to get around at night... i will try to post a picture later, the setup here is on two 15 amp breakers..

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OMG, THAT IS SO BRIGHT! How did you do it? Is it science?

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OMG, THAT IS SO BRIGHT! How did you do it? Is it science?

LOL... I actually tried this again today.. with the same lights ... except now they all have fixtures built for them... now they are a bit brighter coming out into the hallway (literally focused every single light into the hallway) but not enough to warrant another picture post... the changes in the setup today was the lack of the 405W incandescent, addition of a 60W yellow buglight bulb and a 15W flourescent lamp in the fishtank... i will however post a pic of all the lamps being focused on the door....

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Ok, cool.

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Dec 09, 2017 at 06:33 PM Author: streetlight98
LOL I literally would have to spend $100 in cords to be able to light up all my lights at once. It would take all day to get them all ready too. Even just the street lights alone would take forever to wire up. I got like 40 of them. Can't imagine the power consumption of them all running at once. My meter would be spinning so fast it would probably catch on fire or fly away or something.

I wonder, if you were to somehow exceed the max power the meter can handle if it would actually burn up like an overloaded circuit or if the max is actually just a limit for the physical speed the disc inside the meter can spin (meaning after this maximum rated amount of electricity the meter maxes out at top speed and all power beyond that is "free")? Obviously the power company wouldn't let that happen and it wouldn't anyway, since the max is more than any main breaker is rated for. But still, assuming there is no main breaker or fuse on either the line or load side of the meter, what would happen? Not something I'd want to experiment with (unless the meter belongs to someone else's account... )

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LOL I literally would have to spend $100 in cords to be able to light up all my lights at once. It would take all day to get them all ready too. Even just the street lights alone would take forever to wire up. I got like 40 of them. Can't imagine the power consumption of them all running at once. My meter would be spinning so fast it would probably catch on fire or fly away or something.

I wonder, if you were to somehow exceed the max power the meter can handle if it would actually burn up like an overloaded circuit or if the max is actually just a limit for the physical speed the disc inside the meter can spin (meaning after this maximum rated amount of electricity the meter maxes out at top speed and all power beyond that is "free")? Obviously the power company wouldn't let that happen and it wouldn't anyway, since the max is more than any main breaker is rated for. But still, assuming there is no main breaker or fuse on either the line or load side of the meter, what would happen? Not something I'd want to experiment with (unless the meter belongs to someone else's account... )

PHOTONICINDUCTION - Electric Meter Pops

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May 09, 2019 at 10:38 PM Author: ace100w120v
All your pictures of crazy experiments remind me of myself as a teenager! Side note, love the retro wood paneling and shag carpet and square recessed light! It's been said that millenials/Gen Z's grew up in houses with such, although it was already dated by then, and I'm no exception. First house I lived in on my own, although not the one I own myself (as my dad currently lives there) had wood everywhere, fake ceiling fans hanging from chains that weren't actual fans, baby blue bathroom fixtures, harvest gold Formica kitchen counters, and lots of amber bottle glass fixtures!
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May 10, 2019 at 04:28 AM Author: streetlight98
I didnt grow up with any if that neat retro stuff but I love dark cherry paneling and recessed square lights. I dont like any carpet though. I'm a hardwood floors kind of guy lol. And I despise formica counters! I have a feeling my future house is going to be totally whacked out with different elements from different eras.

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May 10, 2019 at 10:52 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps
@mike Yeah I am ore of a hard floor person myself.. Easier to clean.

@ace why fake fans? And amber glass fixtures are cool.

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May 10, 2019 at 12:46 PM Author: streetlight98
Yep that's why I like hardwood floors. I have bad allergies and carpet traps everything!

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May 10, 2019 at 10:36 PM Author: ace100w120v
Oh and that house had someone's attempt at first doing hardwood (which shrunk and left cracks which was super gross in the kitchen etc) and stained concrete. Obviously those were later updates.

The fake fan...It was a bedroom with a vaulted ceiling with a chain-suspended chandelier type fixture...which had four fake fan blades...fixture was a 4" globe type fixture (Perfect for one of those vintage F20T12 adapters!). First night in the house I went to try to turn on the fan...was searching and searching for the pull chain
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May 11, 2019 at 08:43 AM Author: Lumex120

All your pictures of crazy experiments remind me of myself as a teenager! Side note, love the retro wood paneling and shag carpet and square recessed light! It's been said that millenials/Gen Z's grew up in houses with such, although it was already dated by then, and I'm no exception.

Yeah, that's definitely me. the first house I lived in until early 2006 or so (when I was about 3 years old) was a 70's duplex that had tons of wood paneling and shag carpet. No recessed square lights though. The house I have lived in since then was built around 1920 but when we first moved here it looked quite dated. Most of the decor was from the 50's-60s with the exception of the basement which had been recently finished. There's another big room in my basement off to the side that has 2 recessed square lights and white painted-over wood paneling. We also put carpet down there since it originally just had a concrete floor.

I personally don't like retro decor (like wood paneling and that shag carpet) but I do love recessed square lights.

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