1   General / General Discussion / Re: ReStores...  on: Today at 07:34:43 PM 
Started by BT25 - Last post by Silverliner
I went to 3 ReStores yesterday (Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Bellflower) and they were all pretty much like what you described. Modern residential lamps and fixtures from large donations, and mostly LED bulbs. Some incs but modern ones from just before the ban. Bought nothing. Total bust. Last score was a few weeks ago at another ReStore in Oxnard and got a bunch of NOS Luxor incandescent bulbs. Scored a few new fluorescent and HID lamps at others.
 2   General / General Discussion / Re: What do you do with your collection?  on: Today at 06:04:22 PM 
Started by Laurens - Last post by BT25
Before I kick the bucket, I'll take my collection out back and blow it up! :eoled: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 3   General / General Discussion / Re: YouTube Lighting Videos  on: Today at 06:00:50 PM 
Started by BT25 - Last post by BT25
He doesn't live to far from me...
 4   General / General Discussion / Re: What did you do today lighting wise?  on: Today at 05:56:11 PM 
Started by RyanF40T12 - Last post by wide-lite 1000
 I finally got around to disassembling my 90w SOX streetlight !
 5   General / General Discussion / Re: What do you do with your collection?  on: Today at 05:53:47 PM 
Started by Laurens - Last post by wide-lite 1000
 I have most of my lamps in clear plastic totes and I still can't find anything without performing a major archeological dig !
 6   Lamps / Modern / Re: Metal halide questions...  on: Today at 05:52:00 PM 
Started by Multisubject - Last post by Richmond2000
is there any etch left on the lamp?
my GE multi vapour MH lamp has MVR400/U
the /U is your burning position and in my case it is a universal
 7   General / General Discussion / Re: YouTube Lighting Videos  on: Today at 05:51:11 PM 
Started by BT25 - Last post by wide-lite 1000
 Doesn't surprise me !
 8   General / General Discussion / Re: ReStores...  on: Today at 05:48:55 PM 
Started by BT25 - Last post by wide-lite 1000
 My ReStores told me a while ago that they aren't supposed to accept anything with Hg as it's too difficult and costly to dispose of if it doesn't sell . They also went on to tell me that they can't really control what comes in through large commercial donations .

 I do still stumble onto some interesting stuff from time to time .
 9   Lamps / Modern / Re: Reducing Ballast Wattage  on: Today at 05:40:51 PM 
Started by Multisubject - Last post by Richmond2000
interesting
I have a GE M400 250/400 watt HPS and to change between 250 AND 400 you unplug a lead to a section of the capacitor and I assume taking part of the choke coil out with it
and wondered if in theory having one set up say 150-100 and a relay to switch after midnight - I have seen 2 ballasts for one bulb fixtures and they switch between to run dimmed from midnight to around 6 am when it is reverted back to "high power" and if something like that was ever built?
 10   General / General Discussion / Re: ReStores...  on: Today at 02:48:33 PM 
Started by BT25 - Last post by Laurens
There have been two metal halide spotlights at my local thriftshop for months now, for 15 euro a piece. Some of the old stuff is hard to sell. I'm not particularly fond of metal halide lamps so i'm not buying them either.

Can imagine that some shops are more selective in what they want to sell.
All of them still sell all types of residential lamps though.
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