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All hail the tube king!

All hail the tube king!

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Decided to have some fun with a selfie camera and a tube in my hands. 20 yo in this pic, witch is my currant age :P

Wanted to try and create the famous invisible wire tube thing in hands that popular people do in movies or music videos. Ran a Pila F40T12 on preheat ballast with long wires, just shorted two pins to kickstart it and posed for a few seconds :D

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Oct 24, 2019 at 02:02 PM Author: Jovan
Fluorescent saver in action.
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Oct 24, 2019 at 02:06 PM Author: rjluna2
Nice to see your face here, vytautas_lamps

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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My idol is Mylene Farmer, deal with it.


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Oct 24, 2019 at 02:14 PM Author: vytautas_lamps
Thanks guys!

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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Oct 24, 2019 at 02:29 PM Author: Proteus
As already mentioned, nice to see a face behind the nickname! Didn't expect you that young ^^ You do a good job in saving lamps and fixtures, go on like this!
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Oct 24, 2019 at 05:07 PM Author: Danny
Nice to see the fece behind the name
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^homebuilt fixture


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Oct 24, 2019 at 06:05 PM Author: xmaslightguy
These type are always a cool/fun pic

Oh and nice Christmas lights in the background too!

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

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Lights are awesome! :)


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Oct 24, 2019 at 06:31 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Hello!

Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)
Lights used in my city: GE Evolve ERL1, ERLH, and ERS1. All 4000K.

-Switch and receptacle collector.
-I'll save what I can!

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Oct 25, 2019 at 02:02 PM Author: vytautas_lamps

These type are always a cool/fun pic

Oh and nice Christmas lights in the background too!

The Christmas lights in the background are my favorite soviet type called "Pinecone". They are made from cheap ABS colored opaque plastics, but they give off very rich and warm light. I especially adore the orange one, it gives off a golden hue, tho they were rare. I only have two that are truly orange, other ones are all yellow. That garland was a monster garland I made from 4 separate strings, each 20 lamps (that was a standard in USSR - 20 lamps in one string) but I made a 80 lamp log garland that is 20 meters long and weighs 6 kilos I used 6 volt lamps in series, so the lamps are a bit under-driven, but since they are incandescent, being under driven will really extend their lifetime.

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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Oct 25, 2019 at 09:58 PM Author: xmaslightguy
@vytautas_lamps:
I was thinking 'Pinecone' just by the way they looked
Most of the sets with decorative bulb covers here in the US are 10 sockets / 12v bulbs.

Cool that you made this into a big long set! And yep underdriving incandescents like that will definitely extend their life

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

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