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Abandoned Industrials

Abandoned Industrials

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In some of the other areas of the antique store, the preheat industrials were abandoned and left up when they installed newer slimline industrials. The ones here looked to be last serviced in the late 1970s as they few that still have lamps have 1970s era Sylvania XL Lifeline F40 lamps in them. The slimline fixtures look to be from the 80s and have seen been converted to T8.

Note the old style line shaft still intact too. They were a common method of power transmission through older factory buildings before each piece of machinery were fitted with individual motors.

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Jul 01, 2019 at 10:45 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Awesome to see! Would be cool to somehow get them.

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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Jul 01, 2019 at 10:49 PM Author: tolivac
Power shafts in old factories-the shaft was turned by a water turbine(water wheel)or a steam engine before electric motors were used.
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Jul 01, 2019 at 11:28 PM Author: AngryHorse
That’s very brave hanging the weight of that motor from the ceiling!!

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Jul 02, 2019 at 04:56 AM Author: sol
I believe Sylvania Canada used the Lifeline XL « cross hatch » etch until about 1990. My place of work has some 1988 vintage ones in a ventilation room. In the USA, I believe they dropped the Lifeline etch in the late 1970’s or early 1980’s. I’m assuming that this particular installation is in Canada.
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Jul 02, 2019 at 09:10 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah, it's a huge beefy unit too. It would have been nice to see how this place looked when it was still a factory with the old machinery and old preheaters still in use. Surprised there were no T17s left up too.

Interesting to see that Sylvania Canada kept the Lifeline XL etch for a bit longer than the American lamps. Yeah these lights are in Ontario. It's not often I come across preheat F40 fixtures here.
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Jul 02, 2019 at 09:16 PM Author: xmaslightguy
First thing I saw was that motor & belt...took a moment to even notice the lights.

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

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Jul 03, 2019 at 04:25 AM Author: veryhighonoutput
Those are nice! Probably stopped using the preheaters because they needed new starters and watt misers were the new thing in the 80s possible cooked some of the ballasts. Anyways people patience run out and rather have instant light than wait 30 seconds.

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

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Jul 03, 2019 at 09:15 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah, a lot of the preheaters I come across that are still in use have stuff like rapid start or T8 electronic ballasts fitted. Not a lot still running the orginal preheat gear.
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Jul 04, 2019 at 04:48 AM Author: veryhighonoutput
It's too bad f40 preheaters were and still the best form of fluorescent light ever made.

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

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Aug 02, 2019 at 05:54 PM Author: A2ZAlarms
Looks like the wheeler fixture I have

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Apr 24, 2020 at 09:34 PM Author: HPS_250
Those are cool! But why do the fixtures look burned?

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Apr 24, 2020 at 09:38 PM Author: joseph_125
I'm guessing years of use and lack of cleaning. A lot of older fluorescent fixtures ,especially those operated for long periods of time seem to have that sooty residue above the lamps.
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Apr 24, 2020 at 09:45 PM Author: HPS_250

I'm guessing years of use and lack of cleaning. A lot of older fluorescent fixtures ,especially those operated for long periods of time seem to have that sooty residue above the lamps.


I guess it could have just been years of dust and debris. The reflector might also be rusted.

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Apr 24, 2020 at 09:51 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah. I've noticed a lot of the preheat fluorescents that are still in service tend to be filthy.

I have more pictures of this building I should get around to posting. One floor has a bunch of 1kW MH highbays and another has a single 250w MV highbay.
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Apr 24, 2020 at 09:52 PM Author: HPS_250
This building seems to have some cool vintage lighting in use. You should definitely post the 1KW highbays.

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Apr 25, 2020 at 02:34 PM Author: Metal Halide Boy

First thing I saw was that motor & belt...took a moment to even notice the lights.

Same here! That`s my favorite part of the picture!
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Apr 25, 2020 at 06:41 PM Author: veryhighonoutput
I bet if you re-lamped the missing lamps and powered them up I'm sure they would come alive with a exception of a few dead starters probably why they became out of service in the first place.

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

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May 05, 2020 at 07:10 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah I don't doubt it. I'm guessing they probably installed new fixtures for energy savings. There were some other fixtures on another floor that still used F40 preheat units.
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