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Title: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: RichD on September 01, 2014, 05:02:25 PM
We all have at least one. They are our personal "holy grails" of lighting collecting; those items we aspire to add to our collections before we ourselves go EOL. Here are mine, in no particular order:

F90T17 fixture
F40T17IS fixture
F24T12 Slimline fixture
F36T12 Slimline fixture
Twin 400 MV fixture (one that uses the tulamp MV ballast)
1000 watt high bay MV fixture (a real vintage one, not a converted MH unit)
180 watt LPS (Sox) fixture
VHO outdoor "gasoline station" fixture
A fixture to run the legendary 3Ft T17 lamp, along with a few lamps for it... (yes, I am dreaming here)

What's on your lighting "bucket list"?



Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: TheUniversalDave1 on September 11, 2014, 06:40:07 PM
A bunch of preheat halfpipes with Daylight Deluxe or White Deluxe. I want my future workshop for vacuum cleaners and vintage electronics and what not to be completely lit by F40's and F96 Slimlines. A big mercury vapor 399< watts cobrahead outside my house. I want a big sign that says "If you come here with the intention of updating my lighting then get your --- off my property." I hope I used that numerical symbol correctly, I mean 400 watts or greater. 


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: ace100w120v on September 11, 2014, 07:39:15 PM
I want a real F40 preheat fixture (not my tacky rapid start conversion one), a Westy OV25 (400w MV) a Westinghouse 100w MV RMA NEMA, a gumball or teardrop, a bunch of daylight F40s, a BT25 /W Lifeguard...the list goes on and on!


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: nicksfans on September 12, 2014, 10:20:29 AM
Lots of preheat industrials and halfpipers and a pole with two VHO gas station lights.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: monkeyface on September 12, 2014, 03:22:46 PM
- I would be happy if I would find a Thorn OQ 1000 Floodlight including the sealed beam Metalhalide Lamp CSI/CID 1000W PAR 64.
- a bunch of 2ft 40W tubes and ballasts like those were used in the past here in certain fluorescent Streetlights
- Daylight or WarmWhite Powergroove 8ft tubes. ( only Coolwhite are available here)
 



Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: themaritimegirl on September 12, 2014, 07:08:22 PM
Quote
before we ourselves go EOL.
- That made me LOL.  ;D

Perhaps not really a bucket list since many of mine are easily obtainable (money and space are the biggest obstacles for me), but mine are as follows:

  • An F40T12 Lite White lamp
  • A GE or Sylvania 4500 White lamp
  • A GE Mazda 4, 6, or 8 Watt, in any of the whites
  • A GE Mazda 14 Watt, in any of the whites
  • An Iwasaki Eye 100 watt self-ballasted mercury vapor lamp
  • A 50 watt DX-coated metal halide lamp
  • A 40 watt mercury vapor lamp
  • An Ash Flash Discoverer II
  • A NEMA bucket fixture, of any sort
  • More Philips/Norelco Color 33 lamps
  • An Advance HB-234-TP ballast  :P
  • An Eveready Commander fluorescent lantern
  • An Eveready 3-Way Lite fluorescent lantern
  • A Delta Electric railway lantern
  • A preheat fluorescent night light
  • A 10 watt 2D screw-in adapter
  • A fixture to use my Advance LQ-106F-TP ballast in
  • A combo fluorescent/incandescent night light*

*Had one several years ago, destroyed it when I took it apart. Haven't seen another since. You bet I regret it.

I think that's it.  ;D


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: funkybulb on September 12, 2014, 09:33:31 PM

Here my bucketlist

A service station VHO fixture
BC capped 5 foot fluorescent  tube from UK
90 watt sox fixture
6 foot fluorescent street light, as i have lamps for them
2 KW Eye  MV lamp
A fluorescent floor lamp like Dimbulb
Westinghouse F100 or F90T17
Any T5 in 4 to 8 watts in colored lamps
400 watts / W MV lamp
Compleat range of light packs and pop pack in USA.
A conical refractor Nema fixture



Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: nicksfans on September 12, 2014, 10:45:19 PM
I forgot all about the floor lamps!! I'd love to have at least one, preferably the 2x14 variety instead of the circline, but I'd be happy with either. Also, might as well add a Dazor floating arm lamp, the kind with 2 F15T8s.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: randacnam7321 on September 14, 2014, 05:13:51 AM
Some radial wave and admiral hat incandescent streetlights and a decent stock of 32W and 103W lamps for them.
Some 18W LPS or 18W LPS/13W PL combination shoebox fixtures and matching ~10ft poles.
A full range of incandescent streetlight lamps.
A decent stock of 12V linear fluorescent and LPS ballasts.
A 2 lamp magnetic rapid start F8T5 striplight.
And a light tower trailer.  Or a few light tower trailers.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: SeanB~1 on September 14, 2014, 12:37:40 PM
I just want to find a SLI lamp that is either NOS or usable. Preferably one made in the PE plant in South Africa as well.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Solanaceae on May 20, 2015, 04:32:23 PM
My list:

ken rad fluorescent black lights
first Mercury vapor lamps made
Powergroove tubes with PH gear
Circlarc lamps and fixtures
LPS bucket fixtures


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: nicksfans on May 20, 2015, 05:07:25 PM
I wasn't aware you could get preheat gear for Power Grooves. Did you mean Power Twists?


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Solanaceae on May 20, 2015, 06:46:11 PM
I wasn't aware you could get preheat gear for Power Grooves. Did you mean Power Twists?
yep. My bad :P


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Ash on May 21, 2015, 12:23:45 AM
Gaash HID lanterns (except the road lighting ones) : Zohar (floodlight), Wallpacks

Gaash Z8596 and Z8691

Gaash Fluorescent 4300/4400 (GEC Europa) entire lineup, with the diffuser box options too

The "Snufkin hat" lantern from the 70s of unknown manufacturer (could be Gaash as well)

Several types of emergency lanterns (8W T5) from the 70s..80s of unknown manufacturers

Industria/Indal/WRTL Iris (all 3 sizes)

Anything LPS


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: ace100w120v on May 21, 2015, 07:40:58 AM
Add to mine F48 and F96/HO fixtures, and an 18w or 35w LPS NEMA.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Solanaceae on May 21, 2015, 09:38:24 PM
I'd also like an 18w sox lamp and socket to see if I can get it to run off of an 14-15-20w choke.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Solanaceae on June 08, 2015, 11:46:54 PM
I'd like bundles of ken rad and ITT needs as well as a 250 watt streetlight for Mercury bulbs.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: socketgeek63 on June 09, 2015, 12:05:30 AM
Here is mine
Colored S6's
More S6's in various voltages
An large mogul based 1500 watt incandescent bulb
Colored  F15T8 & F20T12's in ( especially the gold and green ones)
Vintage explosion / vapor proof fixtures ( made by Killark, Crouse Hinds , Russell & Stoll and Appleton) with clear or colored jar globes and protective cage
Benjamin 3 & 4 light socket clusters from the 20's
Magnotronic branded incadescent bulbs ( etch with the 2 gears like silverliner Dave has)
GE,Sylvania & Westy 40 watt A21's in yellow, red & green
From the UK/Great Britain I'd like the Pygmy bulbs,some GLS with the BC bayonet caps and their vintage BC lamp holders.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Solanaceae on June 09, 2015, 07:06:08 AM
Funny, I just had a dream that I saw a cool green f20 tube for sale. I was about to get it, but i woke before I could.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Lampje on June 15, 2015, 02:20:44 PM

If wishes come true,

I like to have a reductor lamp who belongs to that reductor fitting I have (14Volt 25Watts)

A Just & Hannaman Sintered Wolfram lamp.

A Zerconium lamp (one of the first series)

If possible an original old Edison carbonlamp ca. 1882-1884

The first Mercury lamps (like Philips made pre WW2)

That would be nice.



 


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Solanaceae on June 15, 2015, 10:39:49 PM
I bet a specialty lighting store (batteries + bulbs in the US may have them) or check an auto body shop or even a hardware store. I have seen ace hardware as well as other stores sell vintage fluorescent tubes still in original packing, so you may be able to have some luck.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Ash on July 02, 2015, 01:37:05 PM
Well. One thing from the list acquired today - a Gaash Zohar floodlight - HPS 150W


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: funkybulb on July 08, 2015, 10:24:21 PM
One of my things on my wish list may comw true
A pair of 125 watt fluorescent tubes from UK.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: vintagefluorescent on July 09, 2015, 09:56:26 AM
My current wish list is to own

F100T17 fluorescent bulbs
F60T17   Fluorescent bulbs
From the early 1940s (brass base)
And always on the look out for
3 foot and 5 foot T-17 preheat
Fluorescent light fixtures as well
I love this stuff.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: DieselNut on July 16, 2015, 11:14:43 AM
I need to find some Circlarc tubes.  Would love to find an old case of them someone had stashed away.
A few cases of F100T17s would be awesome to discover also!


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: ace100w120v on August 21, 2015, 06:42:09 PM
Some of these are things I need, others are just "wants".  I've posted here before but here's others:
-GE F96T12/SP65 and F40SP65.  In both full wattage and Watt-Miser versions.  Same for other less common T12 colors.  (Or ANY 75 watt F96T12 slimline lamps for that matter)
-Cool green lamps
-A 400w or 175w Westy Lifeguard, preferably in some other phosphor than /DX, and preferably a cleartop...
-a 100w (or 175w) MV NEMA; not just your '80s/90s/00s box-store "yardblaster" fixture; I have one already...i.e Westinghouse RMA-10
-A 50w HPS ballast
-a 175w MV/MH ballast
-a 1000w MV/MH ballast
-PL13 lamps in some color other than /827.
-A case of Duro-Test Vita-Lite 4' and 8' slimline PowerTwist lamps. Same for the 2' and 3' versions.
-8000k Sylvania 'Skywhite' F32T8s
-A slew of magnetic or electronic F40T12 and F32T8 ballasts.
-a REAL, authentic, vintage preheat fixture, preferably a 2, 3, or 4 lamp shoplight.
-Westinghouse OV25 "Silverliner" 400w MV cobrahead
-Wide-Lite F-series 1000w MV flood
-And so much more...LOL


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Solanaceae on August 21, 2015, 08:41:36 PM
Hey, Ace, I have a cleartop /w lifeguard if you want it. What would you trade? It's a rarer version of the standard one. I also have some magnetic f40 ballasts knocking around. WHAt would you trade?
Please pm if interested.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: HU112 on October 27, 2015, 09:43:56 AM
Here’s my ‘wanted’ list  ;D

1. A bunch of GE C50 T12s
2. T12s in colour 835 (SPX35) and 25-741 (Universal white)
3. Preheat 2D/circline/PL adapter
4. Slimline striplights with 220V ballast / low wattage T5 preheat striplight
5. A bunch of the 1st Gen. Philips SL*Prismatic
6. A box of the Arlen EFS600 pulsestarter
7. Blacklight circline  8)


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Lightingguy1994 on November 10, 2015, 04:02:35 PM
Mine:

Rapid start series T8 ballasts : - Already started collecting have about 12 so far
SOX Lighting: - Started but only have 2 fixtures and 3 lamps
S.M strip lights: - Have a few but need more!
Louvered fixtures: - No luck, bought some from a member but never seen them
Cobra head street light: -Have 1 but need 1 or 2 more
T12: Still collecting more

Thats about it i guess lol




Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Lumex120 on November 10, 2015, 08:46:09 PM
-A 400 or 1000w MH parking lot shoebox with the lamp mounted base-up
-A NEMA head with enclosed refractor (ideally 175w MH)
-GE m400r3, 350 or 400w PSMH
-An HID troffer
-Non-sunlamp SBMV lamp
-Self-ballasted induction lamp
-colored MH lamps


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: RichD on December 27, 2015, 12:34:06 AM
@ Nicksfans: A BC-capped fluorescent DEFINITELY belongs on my list - thanks!  ;D

@ Dieselnut: I don't know how I overlooked a Circlarc, either  :)

@ vintagefluorescent: An F60T17...? That one is new to me, but I sure as heck want one, lol.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: RichD on December 27, 2015, 12:35:10 AM
And just in case you're wondering, I have NOT added any of these to my collection. Yet...


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Solanaceae on December 27, 2015, 01:16:15 AM
I did end up getting my 35w NEMA, it's a gumball. Now to find a place to hang it up... Also got the Ken-Rad and ITT mercs, and am getting a BT-28 clear 175w Kenny.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: RichD on December 27, 2015, 01:49:05 AM
35W NEMA...HPS?


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Solanaceae on December 27, 2015, 02:32:51 AM
No, LPS. 35w HPS is useless unless it's for residential stuff like small post tops. The 35w LPS, when with the right optics, creates light equal to that of a 70-100w HPS. In my gumball, the light is distributed to the point where I'd say it has the power of 85 watts worth of HPS.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Solanaceae on December 27, 2015, 10:58:01 AM
I forgot all about the floor lamps!! I'd love to have at least one, preferably the 2x14 variety instead of the circline, but I'd be happy with either. Also, might as well add a Dazor floating arm lamp, the kind with 2 F15T8s.
nick, I found your dazor lamp:  here.  (http://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/311513245040)


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: nicksfans on December 27, 2015, 10:45:10 PM
Those things are all over eBay but they are always too expensive. I'm waiting for one to show up at the ReStore or on the side of the road somewhere. There was a 2x15 floating arm lamp at the ReStore a while back, but it was a modern Chinese one. It had glow starters though, which was kinda cool. I thought $20 was a bit much for it, so I didn't grab it.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Ash on December 31, 2015, 01:43:42 PM
Here magnifier lamps with 22W circline were fairly common, And they are Preheat - Just swap the choke to 10V one. Maybe in other countries there were also linear lamps. Maybe you can find ones from 240V/50Hz origin ?


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Solanaceae on January 01, 2016, 03:35:24 PM
Also add to mine: a true CWA NEMA head (think LM).


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: M250R201SA on February 23, 2016, 06:54:15 PM
My Bucket List is comprised of HID only.

1. 250W or 400W  :hps: GE M400R2 (NOS)
2. 250W  :hps: GE M250R1 (NOS)
3. 250W or 400W  :hps: GE M400A2 (NOS)
4. 150W or 250W  :hps: Cooper OVZ (NEW)
5. 100W  :hps: AEL 115 (NEW)
6. 250W  :hps: AEL 125 (NEW)

And of course, I can never get too many M250R2s  ;D

They don't necessarily have to be new, I would accept them in Like New or Restored condition, as I do not have the proper tools and time to restore a light to its factory looks


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: veryhighonoutput on July 01, 2016, 07:04:25 PM
F the bucket list I need a bucket warehouse for my needy needs and to put up all my dream must haves :D


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: LandryB on July 20, 2016, 06:16:15 PM
Add to mine F48 and F96/HO fixtures, and an 18w or 35w LPS NEMA.

Here are a few lamps I wish to get:

Westinghouse Beauty-Lite mercury lamp 175w.
Westinghouse StyleTone mercury lamp 175w and under.
Fully phosphored /C mercury lamp made in 1981 or later.
GE HR175WDX39 or H175WDX39-22 Warm Deluxe White mercury.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: dischargecraze on July 28, 2016, 09:36:20 AM
Some clear mercury lamps 80/125w, which are almost absolutely non-existent in the Netherlands. A SOX fixture, and a lot of incandescent light bulbs, because I'm running out of these pearls :(


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on July 20, 2017, 09:11:52 PM
BUMP:

Sorry just had to

anyway
Wants:
-LPS fixture or ballast with bulb
-1000W MV lamp and ballast
-1500W MH ballast (for my Musco lamp)
-T17 lamp and Fixture (big bulb = me happy, Plus just curious of them since i've never seen one in real life)
-12IN Refractor (for my NEMA)
-T12, and T8 ballasts and lots of bulbs (i've been wanting to build fluorescent fixtures for a long time)
-NEON lamps, i dont mean the tubes, i mean the little glow bulbs.... i love those things
-Argon lamp (dont own anything argon other than a few starter tubes)
-Helium laser (tube and driver) want to build something with one of those.
-Xenon lamp... of any wattage really... i'm just curious
-various HPS ballasts (for building stuff)
-germicidal lamps or uncoated fluorescent tubes (curious)
-mint green florescent tube (or whatever light shade of green they are)
-more aqua LED's (my fav and probably the rarest LED)


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Ash on July 21, 2017, 03:18:21 AM
Right now i got quite a few lanterns that have missing parts...



AEG Minikoffers need bowls

AEG Koffer 150s (90s version) need gear doors, bowls. One of them needs the bracket mounting part too

AEG Koffer 150 (70s version) need gear door

Gaash GEC Z8691s need gear doors

Gaash Marses need bowls

Trilux 9331 need the bracket mounting part


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: 589 on July 23, 2017, 04:36:55 PM
-Gather several of every SOX wattage lamps and fixtures, some HPS stuff too. Even some cheap eBay LED COB streetlights and convert them to monochrome yellow/amber chips.

-Travel to the UK for the first time and spend time with some fellow enthusiasts. I'd love to get to tour folks collections of all types as well as see as many SOX installations as possible there.

-Travel around the US and do likewise. Is Joe Maurath Jr. still around? I've almost read his entire website, I'd like to thank him for all of his fine documentation and stories in person and see his collection.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: sox35 on February 05, 2018, 02:15:10 PM
Ok, only just seen this topic, but it's still relevant so here goes.

I would love to lay my hands on the following:

80 or 125W pearl MB/U (with 3-pin BC cap)

Any size of SLI/H linear sodium lamp

GEC Z5670 post top lantern ideally with MV gear

4ft 40W tube to work with Philips tungsten ballast lamp (not sure of correct designation)


I may add to the list later :D




Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on February 06, 2018, 07:18:28 AM
F96T12 DD VHOs a lot of them
Magnetic gear
4, 5,6,8 foot fluorescent lights a lot of them
Power grooves and power twists
GE demonstration lights
Low pressure sodium
Xenon arc lamp


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Mandolin Girl on April 27, 2018, 01:41:48 PM
We have a 1000W MV lamp, but need the control gear to strike it.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: sox35 on April 27, 2018, 01:46:31 PM
We have a 1000W MV lamp, but need the control gear to strike it.
Which we'll hopefully get soon (thanks James) :D


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on April 28, 2018, 09:09:36 AM
Lamps:
100W clear mercury lamp (preferably a westy or an old Sylvania)
175W clear mercury lamps (Westinghouse preferred)
18W SOX lamps (preferable more than one)
35W HPS lamps (for building fixtures)
50W HPS lamps (for building fixtures)
---
Gear:
75W mercury ballast (needed for 75W lamp i have, i'd end up building a fixture around it once obtaining the ballast)
250W mercury ballast (needed for 250W lamps i have i'd end up building a fixture around it once obtaining the ballast)
175W HX mercury ballasts (I like HX over other types, simplicity and compactness, good for building fixtures)
18W SOX ballasts (I want to build a sox fixture)
35W HPS ballasts (building fixtures)
50W HPS ballasts (building fixtures)
70W HPS ballasts (building fixtures)
1500W MH ballast (To run the MUSCO lamp I got and eventually build a fixture around it)

That is pretty much it.. I am generally leaning towards lower wattages... since the need to conserve space and energy is becoming apparent... Plus I like to build fixtures out of the gear and lamps I obtain and it is generally easier with lower wattage stuff... However.. that 1500W MUSCO lamp would look pretty badass in a flood light of it's own... I'd plop it right beside the 1000W HPS and see which is brighter!




Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Roi_hartmann on April 28, 2018, 10:52:35 AM
Now that I have that TL-X fixture acquired these things are left:

-spanwire streetlight, preferably small wattage MV or MH.
-small wattage LPS fixture
-pre 80's Airam fluorescent lamp with sleeve
-Airam clear MV lamp
-purple colour fluorescent lamp
-Orno circline fixture which has incandescent lamp at the center of the fixture.
-incandescent lamp "tester" that were used once in super markets etc.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Cole D. on April 28, 2018, 11:51:50 AM
MV or HPS NEMA head bucket
GE Powr/Bracket
Post top fixture of some kind
Radial wave of some kind
Find more of the old porcelain pull chain lampholders.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: 589 on May 12, 2018, 06:17:09 PM
I have an addition, to see a lit caution yellow MV. That would be cool. 


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on June 06, 2018, 09:30:54 PM
I'd love to have a caution yellow MV but my dream for the last 40yrs is a westinghouse OV-20 with cast housing and flat bottom refractor (Anyone know where to find one? )


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Mandolin Girl on August 19, 2018, 12:59:46 PM
To see a street lit by all the different colours of MH lamps.  8)


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: sox35 on August 19, 2018, 01:06:39 PM
To see a street lit by all the different colours of MH lamps.  8)
That, and to be able to acquire and light a linear sodium lamp  8)


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Bulbhead500w on September 22, 2018, 03:44:37 AM
any induction high bay
100+ watt LPS
the biggest brightest and most power hungry light of any type
a ballast for my 1000 watt MV.
 :mv: :a_sox: :a_mh: :a_son-t:


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: sox35 on September 22, 2018, 04:21:15 AM
any induction high bay
100+ watt LPS
the biggest brightest and most power hungry light of any type
a ballast for my 1000 watt MV.

 :mv: :a_sox: :a_mh: :a_son-t:

Where are you..? If you're in the UK or any 240V country, there is a seller with some 1000W ballasts, see here (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332805284919?ViewItem=&item=332805284919).


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Bulbhead500w on September 22, 2018, 07:37:50 AM
USA California


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: sox35 on September 22, 2018, 07:43:18 AM
USA California
Ah, ok then, a bit far and the wrong voltage/frequency  :-\

I did see some US 1000W ballasts on eBay a while back, might be worth looking..?

Where in California, just out of interest..? I have friends in San Francisco and also San Diego, who are long overdue a visit, but finances don't permit right now  :(


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Bulbhead500w on September 22, 2018, 07:47:23 AM
Santa cruz


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: sox35 on September 22, 2018, 07:54:23 AM
Santa cruz
Oooh, ok, I must have driven through there on my trip along the Pacific Coast Highway a few years ago, lovely part of the world  :)


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Bulbhead500w on September 22, 2018, 07:57:12 AM
the bulb i want to power up is a GE HR1000A36 (H36 Ballast) i have heard of ballasts that will run both 1000W MH and 1000W MV will one work.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Bulbhead500w on September 22, 2018, 08:08:36 AM
like this https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/70863/PLUSRITE-7274.html


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: sox35 on September 22, 2018, 08:13:09 AM
That's a big ballast, this (https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4710&pos=5&pid=149977) is my 1000W MV ballast, but certainly over here the ballasts for MH and MV are different, the lamps need a different operating voltage and current, so my ballast wouldn't run a MH lamp. Your mileage may vary, as they say.

I'm not over-keen on a lot of US ballasts I've seen, with all those sprouting wires, but I do like the numbering system. I've seen lamps with the ballast number printed on the packaging, that's a neat arrangement, we don't have anything like that here.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Bulbhead500w on September 22, 2018, 08:22:50 AM
is it really that big there both 4" to 5" height and width.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Bulbhead500w on September 22, 2018, 08:28:06 AM
this is the bulb


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: sox35 on September 22, 2018, 09:34:15 AM
is it really that big there both 4" to 5" height and width.
Yes it's a big one, weighs in at just under 10kg, that's about 21lb in proper measurements..! It's not as big as some of the old Philips ones from the 1960's, though. I believe the 1000W MV ballasts were about a foot long  :o :D


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Mandolin Girl on September 22, 2018, 10:49:19 AM
Yes it's a big one, weighs in at just under 10kg, that's about 21lb in proper measurements..! It's not as big as some of the old Philips ones from the 1960's, though. I believe the 1000W MV ballasts were about a foot long  :o :D
And James says that they are currently doing doorstop duty round the factory.  :D


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on September 22, 2018, 10:44:45 PM
I live in the us and I don't particulary care for the "sprouting wires" either I personally have problems with them coming loose/breaking off of older otherwise good ballasts making them  scrap metal same for ballasts with "spade" terminals I like the terminal block your ballasts have better it makes for a much neater wiring job and doesn't seem to be as fragile as spade terminals or just wires






















 


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: LandryB on September 23, 2018, 12:58:06 PM
I wish I could obtain:

Westinghouse "Beauty Lite" 175 watt mercury lamp. 

Fully phosphored /C 100 watt mercury lamp.

GE "WDX" 175 watt mercury lamp.

Westinghouse "Style Tone" 100 and 175 watt mercury lamps, BT shaped.


Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on January 27, 2019, 03:22:07 AM
My revised bucket list.

- 175W /C BT28 Mercury lamp (I have a /DX and Clear one... I really wanna run a /DX and /C 175 side by side... I also take a liking to the /C over the /DX... I have 400W ones but I simply cannot run those all the time...

- 18W or 35W SOX/LPS lamps and gear. I've never seen one in person and my curiosity is only growing more and more!!! I also want to build a fixture and or modify an existing fixture around an LPS lamp..

- 40W Cool Green, Growlux and  Black light (BL not BLB.. the non woods glass type) Fluorescent lamp pairs, I see these as the "Pastel" colors of fluorescent lamps and I have a particular fondness towards that, thanks to a certain awesome dude I'll soon be able to finally cross the cool greens off my list of wanted lamps!!!

- 1000W Mercury Vapor ballast to power my 1000W Sylvania/GTE lamp properly (and to build a fixture)

- 1500W Metal Halide ballast to power up my Musco 1500W stadium lamp (and build a fixture around it)

- 1000W Clear Mercury Vapor lamp, I love the clear mercury lamp, I'd like to see the power of a massive clear one! I already have a 1000W HPS I haven't seen any higher than 175W (clear) Mercury in person..

- Westinghouse Silverliner, and AEG stradasole.. I find the Stradasole to be a very interesting and attractive lantern, and the Silverliner to be a pretty nice looking lantern.. Both are items I'm very much interested in getting my hands on.

- Replacement NEMA tags for my ITT Model 13 and for my AEL Model 115.

- Drop lenses for my ITT Model 13 and AEL Model 115 preferably Glass (love glass!) but whatever I could get my hands on is fine!

- A neon sign of some sort.. Preferably some sort of novelty sign or like one of those neon lined clocks (ya'll know what I mean?) but I'd be fine with a neon open sign.... Just something neon! I love that stuff.

- Incandescent (or heck I'd take an LED one at this point)  Baricade Lights ... I've wanted one of these things since I was like two.... Every time I get close one way or another my plans are foiled ahh!!

- Neon Obstruction light, I've seen pictures of these... They look like massive neon CFL's within glass fresnel lenses (if my memory serves me correct) I'd like one of these to add to my collection.

- Neon and argon glow lamps.... Of all types shapes sizes.... Ahh neon I love the stuff. If I could live in a world entirely lit by the stuff to Narnia with the rest of it I'd jump right in.




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Title: Re: Your lighting "bucket list"
Post by: Lumex120 on January 27, 2019, 01:58:27 PM
My revised bucket list.


- Replacement NEMA tags for my ITT Model 13 and for my AEL Model 115.


I sometimes have access to a computerized vinyl cutter that works great for making tags. If you want me to make some I could maybe do that.