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Sim-Kar Louvered Fluorescent Lignts

Sim-Kar Louvered Fluorescent Lignts

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Here are some pictures of the louvered fluorescent fixtures at one of the schools where I work.

The lights in the top and left pictures are in my office. They were converted to T8 a few years ago. The lights in the bottom right are original T12 rapid start. These are some of my favorite fluorescent lights! I have always loved louvered fluorescents. My old elementary school had similar fixtures until a few years ago.

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Manufacturer:Sim-Kar
Lamp
Lamp Type:T8/T12 4' Fluorescent
Fixture
Ballast Type:Electronic Instant Start T8, Magnetic Rapid Start T12
Optical
Color Temperature:4100K, mostly

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Jan 05, 2011 at 04:59 AM Author: Raphael
How are they mounted to the ceiling? You can't mount something heavy like that on a drop ceiling?
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Jan 05, 2011 at 07:11 PM Author: nogden
They are attached to special t-bar clips that are clipped to the drop ceiling grid. As long as the t-bars are securely suspended from the ceiling above, they can support the weight. This is a common way here to install lights when you don't install troffers.

I wouldn't be surprised that these lights were originally stem mounted. The drop ceiling may have been installed after the lights. Someday I will take a peek in the ceiling and see what I can find.
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Jan 05, 2011 at 07:36 PM Author: xmaslightguy
I always liked the look of these!
Back when i was in school some of the rooms had lights of this style.

Its All For The Christmas Lights...
And A Good Summer Thunderstorm!

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Jan 05, 2011 at 08:35 PM Author: nogden
Same with my school! I always liked them as well. This school where I work still has a few, although many have been removed. Luckily a few are now in my garage!
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Jan 05, 2011 at 08:59 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Great save on the ones you got!

Any from the schools I went too would be _long gone_ now as they've all been remodeled over the years ... the only place some may still exist is in those little temporary classroom buildings the county moves from school to school as extra space is needed.

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And A Good Summer Thunderstorm!

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Jan 21, 2011 at 05:36 PM Author: suzukir122
these... are the kind I had at my school.

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4. Food and drinks. So gimme them bbq ribs
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Jan 21, 2011 at 05:40 PM Author: nogden
You didn't happen to go to school in Northern Michigan did you?!

I also found that there are still a few louvered lights similar to these with plastic side panels at my old elementary school. I will post pics someday when I can sneak in and get a picture!
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Jan 21, 2011 at 05:43 PM Author: suzukir122
Nope. Hazelwood Central High was the school I use to attend.
We had plenty of these... but they took them all down to
replace them with one bulb T8 electronic. Those ones
SUCK.

Interests:
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2. Weightlifting/staying extremely athletic
3. Severe Thunderstorms of all kinds
4. Food and drinks. So gimme them bbq ribs
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Aug 29, 2016 at 01:38 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
All my old schools here in my city did the same, ripped down the good fixtures to put up 1 lamp T8 wraps. In the rooms where they are stem hung, they mounted a few of the one lamp T8 wraps on top of the main ones to provide uplighting like the louvers used to do

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Aug 29, 2016 at 02:28 PM Author: suzukir122
Are you located in Canada? I've always wondered whether the older lighting there is much the same as down here in the United States.
60 Hertz, magnetic rapid start/preheat and slimline, etc. Heck, I've always wondered about Canada in general since some motorcycle riders
I know on YouTube, are located in Canada.

Interests:
1. Motorcycles, cars, Women, and Lighting (especially fluorescent)
2. Weightlifting/staying extremely athletic
3. Severe Thunderstorms of all kinds
4. Food and drinks. So gimme them bbq ribs
Lighting has ALWAYS been a passion of mine. I consider everyone on here to be a friend

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