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"But s**t, it was 99 cents!"

"But s**t, it was 99 cents!"

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OK, I actually paid a dollar, but still. It's a 70s-era F40/RS shoplight with a full-power PCB Universal Therm-o-Matic and Sylvania F40CW Lifelines (most likely the original lamps). It's filthy but fires up like new! Do I need it? No. Was I gonna leave it at that price? Absolutely not.

I guess one of the nice things about the LED craze is that the demand for stuff like this is low and falling every day, so it's not too hard to find good deals on it.

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Lamp
Lamp Type:Fluorescent
Base:G13
Shape/Finish:T12 linear
Fixture
Fixture Type:Shoplight/industrial
Ballast Type:Magnetic HPF RS
Electrical
Wattage:2x40 W
Voltage:120 V
Current:0.80 A
Optical
Color Temperature:4100 K
Color Rendering Index:62
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:1970s

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Sep 30, 2017 at 06:03 AM Author: Cool white 79
I'd say that's a score! I want the lamps
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Sep 30, 2017 at 01:19 PM Author: lifeguard
I got a shop light with a November 1980 Advance ballast for 99 cents, but stupid me forgot to grab some lamps while I was there (There were like 70 F40 T12 lamps and they were free!).

Collecting lamps is a side hobby but I think it's cool nonetheless.

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Sep 30, 2017 at 03:11 PM Author: rjluna2
I see your furry companion is checking out your latest acquisition

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Sep 30, 2017 at 03:16 PM Author: nicksfans
Yes she is

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Sep 30, 2017 at 03:18 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
my favorite type of fixture! Great save!

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

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Sep 30, 2017 at 03:42 PM Author: High Intensity
I have a shop light that looks just like that one.

Old lighting is, and will always be, the best lighting.

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Sep 30, 2017 at 04:47 PM Author: streetlight98
Awesome score! Who could say no to this at just $1?! The lifeline lamps are a score too and it couldn't have come with a better ballast.

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Sep 30, 2017 at 04:49 PM Author: nicksfans
Yeah, this was pretty much the high point of F40/RS.

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Oct 01, 2017 at 12:37 AM Author: ace100w120v
Those full-power, .80-amp Universal Therm-O-Matic ballasts will last darn near forever if they run cool and with 40w lamps, though I've seen them run for years and years and years in commercial use with 34w and still look more or less new. The only thing I notice is that they are finicky about starting if not grounded. I have several in use, all with modern, post-2012 full wattage Daylight lamps. Quite a score!

My first vintage shop light was a 1970's Sears. It was free, came from a former life of more or less hell in a hot, dusty woodworking shop. It was caked in exotic hardwood sawdust, which was falling off like snow as I hand-carried it almost a mile. Brought it home, didn't even try it with the 34w lamps it had, mid 90s Watt-Miser 34w cool white. I pulled off the reflector, and lo and behold found a full-power, very PCB laden GE .80 amp Bonusline. It had leaked tar, the ballast except the label was a mess of tar and sawdust. But, darn it, that thing still works to this day (that was back in 2012, mind you). It has only seen 40w lamps since then, and is, despite the lost potting, literally my quietest 4' ballast; it was dead silent originally when I got it but has since developed a bit of noise, but still very quiet. It's even run 16 hours a day as a plant light for several winters. It currently hangs in my lighting storage room/home office with a pair of '93 Sylvania Design 50s.
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Oct 01, 2017 at 12:41 AM Author: nicksfans
I love Therm-o-Matics. I have another shoplight from a different ReStore that has a very similar, if not identical, ballast that also works great.

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Oct 01, 2017 at 08:23 AM Author: streetlight98
Yep 70s F40 HPF Therm-O-Matics are my absolute favorite rapid start ballasts.

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Oct 01, 2017 at 11:15 AM Author: form109
the Title comes straight from the song "Thrift Shop" LOL

Personally i think that all Lamp Bans are idiotic,the idea of telling us we cant use this lamp type just cause its less efficent is highly communist in nature...really what good is it going to do?

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Oct 01, 2017 at 11:21 AM Author: nicksfans

the Title comes straight from the song "Thrift Shop" LOL

Yes it does

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Oct 01, 2017 at 01:12 PM Author: streetlight98
Had a feeling it came from somewhere. That clears that up for me. I listen to rock and metal so it went right over my head.

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Oct 01, 2017 at 01:16 PM Author: nicksfans
It's not the kind of music I usually listen to either but it was a pretty popular song a couple years ago, so I was hoping someone would get it.

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Oct 01, 2017 at 01:19 PM Author: streetlight98
Yep I recognize the song but not any of the lyrics in it. Still, I'm sure other people got it. My taste in music isn't mainstream for the most part lol. I can tolerate most genres of music but when I have a choice in what I listen to it's pretty selective. Can't blast Megadeth, Mudvayne, or Slayer at work though; I'd scare away all the customers.

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Oct 01, 2017 at 01:46 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
Nice you can blast those around me!

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

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Oct 04, 2017 at 03:13 AM Author: SeberHusky
LED can go to hell. I just got my 60 year old Dazor fluorescent drafting table lamp fixed that was abandoned in a warehouse for at least half of its life. I installed it on my workbench for repairing things. I then found another smaller desk lamp from the 60s, also fluorescent, that belonged to a Chicago state farm agency that had not seen the light of day since the year 2000 (company magnets and magnet calendar on top of it) at Goodwill for $4 and put it on top of my toolbox so I can find tools easier. My main garage lighting is around 8 100W incandescent bulbs.

I collect exit signs, preferably vintage ones.

I also have a little bit of a thing for light bulbs, too. Of course, hoarding them due to the incandescent bulb ban.

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Oct 04, 2017 at 04:37 PM Author: ace100w120v
I like your old school lighting setup, SeberHusky. I, too, have cabinets full of NOS incandescents and the modern halogen replacements, though I do mainly use LED>
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Oct 04, 2017 at 04:40 PM Author: nicksfans
I've been slowly but surely adopting LEDs too, and that will speed up when I use up my current stock of CFLs. However, no magnetic fluorescents or MVs are in danger.

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Oct 04, 2017 at 04:42 PM Author: ace100w120v
Likewise. I did do an evil deed by bastardizing two F96T12 strip lights to LED tubes, but only since I can't get 8' tubes locally that aren't 60w junk. I do like the LEDs though, I was skeptical but I'd say they certainly outperform the 60w cool whites they replaced.
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Oct 04, 2017 at 04:57 PM Author: nicksfans
I did retrofit a 2x40 RS surface mount troffer in my laundry room with direct wire 3500K LED tubes, but it's not a vintage fixture and I saved the RS ballast, of course.

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Oct 04, 2017 at 08:13 PM Author: streetlight98
I haven't LED'ed any of my fluorescent lights but the rest of the house has been going LED as existing lamps fail. I replaced all the CFLs with LEDs because I hate the warm-up time and the yucky color of them. The halogens and incandescents will remain until they burn out though. Basically if a multi-lamp halogen/incandescent fixture has one lamp go out, I'll change the whole thing over to LED. I don't mix lamp types in the same fixture. Drives me crazy when other people do it lol. I will mix lamp types in different fixtures in the same room though as long as it's inconspicuous. I prefer to have all matching fixtures on the same switch use the same lamp type. Fixtures of different design are fair game though and I'll even mix color temps at that point as long as it's purposeful and not random (like having a 2700K kitchen light but using a 3500K over-the-sink light; nothing too drastic like 2700K vs 6500K though lol)

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Oct 04, 2017 at 08:42 PM Author: ace100w120v
I'm guilty of all the above LOL in terms of mismatching...
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