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Mercury lights still in use

Mercury lights still in use

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They can now be maintained for a longer time thanks to the pending bans now dropped.

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Dec 27, 2015 at 08:09 PM Author: streetlight98
The Ann & Hope on Post Road in Warwick still has MV recessed squares and recessed 8ft T12/HOs with eggcrate louvers outside the main entrance. The vestibule of the main entrance has 175W MV recessed cans with coated BT28 lamps. Couldn't see an etch. Possibly worn out Westinghouse or Sylvania etchs! The lamps are dimmed for sure. The store itself has three-lamp F32T8 troffers but recently they removed the center lamp in most of them and I THINK they may have installed LED tubes since the lights seemed to have that HF flicker that LEDs have and something about the color of the tubes seemed off. But the tubes were lit all the way to the ends like fluorescents. Every tube worked too, which is odd for them since usually half the tubes were mercury starved or dead (likely using Philips tubes lol). and they removed all the awesome neon on the walls. They still have the classic ancient automatic doors, though they only use one set in and out set out instead of two in and two out. The parking lot lights are all Thomas & Betts 125s, 400W HPS. The cobraheads around the back of the building are 400W HPS M-400As/M-400 split doors.

Ever been to the Warwick Ann & Hope? They've got nothing interesting for sale nowadays but the store itself is way cool, though they make it more boring every time I'm there lol.

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Dec 27, 2015 at 08:16 PM Author: Silverliner
Yes, been there with my grandpa. I remember T12 fluorescent lamps on the ceiling, that was in the late 90s/early 00s. The lamps were pre alto Philips F96T12/SPEC 35s. The store sold Philips bulbs! Better stuff then than now. My grandpa gave me a pack of Action Tungsram decor bulbs from the 1980s with the Ann and Hope price tag on it.

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Dec 27, 2015 at 09:25 PM Author: streetlight98
That was probably back when they still occupied the whole building. They only occupy from the main entrance to the right end of the building now (less than half but more than 1/3). The food court is gone. They don't sell any lighting goods now except for crappy table lamps (but no bulbs for them lol). The rest of the building was sealed off with a sheetrock wall and still has the continuous rows of 2X F96T12 slimlines (sans lamps). Don't you love the slanted ceiling in there? Pretty cool IMO. I would love to be able to walk around in the closed-off section, even though it's mostly empty from what I could see through the partly covered up window. The glass storefront only covers a portion of the closed-off area. Most of the closed off area has no windows in front. Look here; everything left of the teal ANN & HOPE storefront sign is sealed off. The main entrance (under the teal sign) has the automatic doors literally right against the added-on Sheetrock wall. I wonder what lights lit the parking lot before the Series 125s? they must've been 1000W MV, perhaps there's ballasts in the pole bases? Or maybe they upgraded from 400W MV to 400W HPS? Unlikely since the poles are spaced so far, yet they're short like they would've held 400W mercs...

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Dec 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM Author: Silverliner
These light poles are old Union Metals with arch supported upsweeps I recall. Yeah, prolly something like M1000s on them before. You mentioned lamps without bulbs. Here in Kalifornia they are required to come packed with CFLs.

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Dec 27, 2015 at 10:21 PM Author: streetlight98
Hmm wow I've never seen a table lamp come with a bulb here. M-1000s makes sense. Yep, they're underbraced upsweep poles. Very nice look to them. They're silver-painted. I'm pretty sure steel. A couple poles were replaced with aluminum tapered arms at some point before the 125s were installed.

I'd love to get inside the sealed off portion. One time I'd like to drive by and see if any of the doors happen to be unlocked on the sealed part. But there are cameras all around the building. It seems plausible to assume the cameras are not connected but also just as likely that they are. I don't know who owns the building; if it's leased to them or owned by them. At any rate, not worth getting charged and arrested for a a few pictures of the inside and a self-guided tour. Not like I'd be vandalizing anything but still, not worth any of the risks. Still, would be pretty sweet to see the inside after it's been sealed off for 15-20 years.

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Dec 27, 2015 at 10:27 PM Author: FGS
Mercury rocks for sure! Thanks god for that ban's death. I'm gonna use more MV than I initially planned. (Extend bulb stock.)

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 28, 2015 at 05:16 AM Author: Prismatic
I like the light of mv lamps. We still have some few mv lamps in street lanterns but in Europe there is still a valid mv ban so they will be gone soon.

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Dec 28, 2015 at 03:06 PM Author: DieselNut
The MV ban has been dropped? That is awesome news! I now have a few MV fixtures in use. Any link to the info on the news?

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Dec 28, 2015 at 05:40 PM Author: Silverliner
Enjoy this link, John.

http://www.lighting-gallery.net/index.php?topic=4549.0

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Dec 28, 2015 at 10:31 PM Author: DieselNut
Wow! How the hell did I miss this?!? Thanks for sharing! Yes, finally something sensible from the USA government! Now can we get the same common sense legislation for fluorescents, diesels and guns? Unfortunately, the government seems to like to cut us off at the source (ballasts, fuel, bullets, etc).

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