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4 footer VS 8 footer

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The new 8 footer completely dwarfs my first fluorescent fixture with its large tubes and general largeness.

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Sep 07, 2019 at 11:30 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Nice!

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Sep 07, 2019 at 11:37 PM Author: suzukir122
So you legit brought that massive beast home On Two Wheels??

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Sep 08, 2019 at 12:07 AM Author: ace100w120v
Thing of beauty!
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Sep 08, 2019 at 12:24 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps

So you legit brought that massive beast home On Two Wheels??

Yup I even pedaled while hauling it. I lowered my seat post and put the ballast channel in between my legs and the other end was balanced on my handlebars. It was actually easier to haul than the four footer was.

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Sep 08, 2019 at 12:41 AM Author: suzukir122
That is dedication right there. Well done man. I couldn't imagine myself attempting to haul that beast and succeeding with everything intact...
not even on a motorcycle. Not even on an electric bicycle.

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Sep 08, 2019 at 01:03 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps

That is dedication right there. Well done man. I couldn't imagine myself attempting to haul that beast and succeeding with everything intact...
not even on a motorcycle. Not even on an electric bicycle.



Thanks! Yeah at first i was reluctant but I knew if i didn't do it that I would possibly never have the opportunity again!... I'm jumping on most every opportunity I can... Certain fixtures might need a truck though.. so far I've managed on a bike pretty well.

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Sep 08, 2019 at 01:25 AM Author: suzukir122
@Homebrewlamps, yes you have. You're over there scoring gem after gem. I'm over here slacking... so I think I might want to step it up
and start looking for 8 footers as well here soon. Instant Start Slimlines, and Rapid Start HO and VHO

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Sep 08, 2019 at 01:51 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps
Definitely do before LED's, Demo crews, copper thieves and scrappers wipe them off the map!


the keys for looking for abandoned buildings are not too hard to distinguish. Boarded/Broken windows, missing power meters, collapsed roof's and overgrown out of control plants are easy indicators. if you sniff around those kind of buildings a bit you're almost always likely to find an entrance due to previous entry by other folks, and since lighting isn't a very common interest a lot of time fixtures (and maybe bulbs) are still intact.

rules of thumb is: If there is a power meter stay away. this is an active site and probably being used for storage. If the windows and doors are tightly secured stay away. an exception to the second rule can be made if the roof is completely caving in as that usually indicates the demo crews will visit someday. if you meet this particular case look for an AC unit or a vine to climb on and make your way up to the roof for a top entry. be prepared for possibly performing some acrobatics and parkour as places like these are sometimes crazy.

other approaches are good too. like if you see an interesting light on a building that is an active site, ask the property owner if they're willing to sell it. or ask if they're gonna upgrade to LED and if they say yes ask them about it and exchange numbers and what not.

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Sep 08, 2019 at 07:33 AM Author: lightinglover8902
Are you gonna restore the PG17 fixture like new?

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Sep 08, 2019 at 10:10 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps
I'm thinking of beginning the sanding process today

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Sep 09, 2019 at 06:12 AM Author: rjluna2
Nice

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Nov 03, 2019 at 11:19 AM Author: vytautas_lamps
Question: Did 5 foot tubes ever existed in USA or were they abscent there? I mean, in EU and GB these tubes were only in 65/80 watt ranges for t12 or 58/54 watt power ranges for t8.

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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Nov 03, 2019 at 11:27 AM Author: Silverliner
Yes, but not commonly used. We had 5 foot slimlines and HO lamps, used in signage and refrigeration equipment and other odd uses. Also we got 40w T8s in 5 foot, used mostly in display cases and refrigeration. Even 36w, 58w and 70w T8s are used here on rare occasions.


Question: Did 5 foot tubes ever existed in USA or were they abscent there? I mean, in EU and GB these tubes were only in 65/80 watt ranges for t12 or 58/54 watt power ranges for t8.

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Nov 03, 2019 at 11:32 AM Author: vytautas_lamps

Yes, but not commonly used. We had 5 foot slimlines and HO lamps, used in signage and refrigeration equipment and other odd uses. Also we got 40w T8s in 5 foot, used mostly in display cases and refrigeration. Even 36w, 58w and 70w T8s are used here on rare occasions.


Thank you Silverliner. Glad someone finally made it clear to me. BTW, I have never seen a 70w t8 in person in Lithuania, ever Maybe someday I'll find one.

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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Nov 03, 2019 at 07:42 PM Author: suzukir122
@Silverliner, @Vytautas_lamps, I think at my job we actually have a T8 5 footer, and it's running on some sort
of magnetic ballast... all above printing material for our fry cartons. Unfortunately only the techs and supervisor
can go back there, and also, I can't take out my phone while I'm out on the floor, and I can't take pics. Doing so would
get me fired immediately.
This really sucks because I question whether that might actually be a Semi Resonant Start fixture. Sigh... it's whatevs.

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Nov 03, 2019 at 08:10 PM Author: Bottled lightning
I’ve seen normal rs ballasts f40t8 lamps.
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Nov 03, 2019 at 10:30 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
Back when I worked at the factory I sneakily whipped out my camera a few times lol.

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Nov 03, 2019 at 10:46 PM Author: suzukir122
@Homebrewlamps, I wish I could do that at my factory, but I can't risk it. Get caught one time = immediate termination. AKA, you're fired.
Two words I never want to hear. Especially since I'm moving to another apartment at the end of this month.
I'll find a way though. Someway, somehow.
One more thing, there's a good chance that 5 footer T8 will miss out on LED conversion

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