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Title: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: mefurd98 on December 19, 2018, 05:52:56 AM
Do you strictly collect lighting or do you collect other things as well? For me it would be lighting, video games, retail related stuff, and fire extinguishers. My largest collections would definitely be lighting and video games, and I've been collecting the lighting the longest.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: lightinglover8902 on December 19, 2018, 07:53:39 AM
I collect fire alarms, and other electrical stuff.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: funkybulb on December 19, 2018, 08:40:56 AM
I collect insulators, vintage electrical items,  mostly it lighting.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: paintballer22 on December 19, 2018, 01:23:24 PM
In addition to lighting I also collect high voltage insulators and some electrical odds and ends.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: dor123 on December 19, 2018, 01:46:30 PM
I collecting old power splitter, power strips and cables. I've  a yellowed DJG triple power strip with flat pins  (https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-121837), and  a Volex computer power cable with flat pins  (https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-72975). Both found in the storage of Carmel hospital


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: sol on December 19, 2018, 02:16:26 PM
I collect keys and cylinders, as well as writing instruments, chiefly vintage Staedtler Mars Micro mechanical pencils.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: boiler1011 on December 19, 2018, 04:13:57 PM
Lighting is probably my lightest interest (if you'll pardon the pun.) I am more deeply interested in aviation, weather, and outdoor warning sirens.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: Cole D. on December 19, 2018, 04:22:16 PM
Besides lighting items, I like to collect electric fans, video games and electrical parts (mostly vintage).

I also have interest in weather as well and the Weather Channel, plus I use a simulator to make Weather Channel forecasts sometimes.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: mefurd98 on December 20, 2018, 12:06:46 AM
Besides lighting items, I like to collect electric fans, video games and electrical parts (mostly vintage).

I also have interest in weather as well and the Weather Channel, plus I use a simulator to make Weather Channel forecasts sometimes.

Cool! I've always been interested in weather as well. I give credit to Hurricane Katrina for sparking my interest.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: suzukir122 on December 20, 2018, 12:36:52 PM
Much like Boiler1011, I also have an interest in outdoor warning sirens... but only tornado sirens though. Especially sirens
like Whelen 3016's and Whelen 4004's, during severe/supercell thunderstorms. I'll never be collecting them though.

For me, it's bikes. I'm starting a small collection of motorcycles. I'm already an owner of one, but I'm saving up for
another, and then also another a little after that. I've literally halted all purchases of potential new lighting for my apartment
because of this idea. As soon as I purchase my second bike, I'll be temporarily bringing in more lighting, before I begin saving up
for the third bike.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: mefurd98 on December 24, 2018, 01:22:29 AM
Much like Boiler1011, I also have an interest in outdoor warning sirens... but only tornado sirens though. Especially sirens
like Whelen 3016's and Whelen 4004's, during severe/supercell thunderstorms. I'll never be collecting them though.

For me, it's bikes. I'm starting a small collection of motorcycles. I'm already an owner of one, but I'm saving up for
another, and then also another a little after that. I've literally halted all purchases of potential new lighting for my apartment
because of this idea. As soon as I purchase my second bike, I'll be temporarily bringing in more lighting, before I begin saving up
for the third bike.
There is a siren on the edge of our land that is by Whelen, but I don't know what model it is. It also doubles as a nuclear plant warning siren. They tested it the other day and scared me half to death!


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: suzukir122 on December 24, 2018, 02:40:52 AM
Ahh... I'd have to hear it in order for me to *attempt* to identify what the siren you're talking about is.
But since there are many, many different types of outdoor sirens out there, I would more than likely be incorrect.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: Jovan on December 24, 2018, 03:53:29 AM
Do you strictly collect lighting or do you collect other things as well? For me it would be lighting, video games, retail related stuff, and fire extinguishers. My largest collections would definitely be lighting and video games, and I've been collecting the lighting the longest.
Yes i collect starters and ballast,in rare cases lamps.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: takemorepills on December 26, 2018, 09:29:02 PM
I used to collect old-school audio electronics.

Recently I sold most all of it on eBay when I realized my family would just recycle it if I die. Didn't get as much money as I would have thought!

I still have 2 very old-school, high-end Pioneer audio receivers (SX-1050 and SX-636) old JVC high end cassette deck, Technics turntable, Bose speakers, Pioneer HPM-100's. I have also restored all of them except for the speakers.

I guess, I also "collect" vinyl records and cassettes, but not seriously. I just buy whatever I like and play it on my old equipment. Oddly, they still press new albums for this stuff, and even more oddly you can still get new releases on cassette. I recently bought a cassette, Guardians of the Galaxy, and strangely enough, it sounds quite good on my old JVC deck! Oh, and my Mom gave me all of her old albums recently, Tina Turner, Prince, Police, Fleetwood Mac, etc, about 40 albums.

I found that maintaining my current collection of gear aforementioned is more than enough work, and instead of hoarding everything else, I put the other stuff up to auction to let others enjoy it. I don't collect any more since then.

Oh, and I do collect traffic signals (2 is all I have these days) but they are kind of "lighting"


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: Alex on December 28, 2018, 04:18:39 AM
Hello
I do also collect old industrial electric stuff. Old Contactors, Relais, Switches, Pushbutton Pilot-Lights, Light switches, plug and plug sockets, KWh meters, also other analoge electric metering (Current, Voltage, Powerfactor, Frequency etc)



Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: ace100w120v on January 09, 2019, 11:04:09 PM
Army trucks. 


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: DieselNut on January 11, 2019, 10:38:00 AM
I have lots of vintage things in my collections but the vast majority of it is lighting related (lamps, fixtures and gear).  I do have lots of electrical wiring "stuff" too (switches, breakers, sockets, boxes, conduit, fittings, wire, etc) and have some old plumbing fixtures (toilets, urinals and sinks) and some diesel engines, both air cooled and liquid cooled and a nice collection of Yamaha G1 golf carts (three two stroke gas and 1 electric) plus one Yamaha G3 two stroke gas, all from the early to mid 1980s.  I have a pretty good music collection, including lots of vinyl, cassettes and CDs. My barn also has lots of lumber stored away for future projects and many pallets of firewood.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: suzukir122 on January 11, 2019, 03:40:12 PM
@Dieselnut, you mentioned cassettes and it reminded me... I have a small collection of cassettes as well, although it
wasn't really my intention. They just stuck with me during each move. They're gonna stay with me forever though, because
I've got a lot of recordings in each cassette tape from when I was a kid. A lot of audio experimenting, from a kid's perspective.
I've also got a small collection of books I've created as a kid, and books I've read as a kid as well.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on January 13, 2019, 05:18:54 AM
I used to collect old-school audio electronics.

Recently I sold most all of it on eBay when I realized my family would just recycle it if I die. Didn't get as much money as I would have thought!

I still have 2 very old-school, high-end Pioneer audio receivers (SX-1050 and SX-636) old JVC high end cassette deck, Technics turntable, Bose speakers, Pioneer HPM-100's. I have also restored all of them except for the speakers.

I guess, I also "collect" vinyl records and cassettes, but not seriously. I just buy whatever I like and play it on my old equipment. Oddly, they still press new albums for this stuff, and even more oddly you can still get new releases on cassette. I recently bought a cassette, Guardians of the Galaxy, and strangely enough, it sounds quite good on my old JVC deck! Oh, and my Mom gave me all of her old albums recently, Tina Turner, Prince, Police, Fleetwood Mac, etc, about 40 albums.

I found that maintaining my current collection of gear aforementioned is more than enough work, and instead of hoarding everything else, I put the other stuff up to auction to let others enjoy it. I don't collect any more since then.

Oh, and I do collect traffic signals (2 is all I have these days) but they are kind of "lighting"

Fleetwood Mac is awesome.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: F96T12 DD VHO on January 13, 2019, 01:51:03 PM
Lots and lots of gear, flags, and souvenirs from Iceland and Colorado


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: wide-lite 1000 on February 03, 2019, 07:11:38 PM
along with lighting (mostly mv) I have a few old jukeboxes (only 1 currently works), lots of old radios (vacuum tube style only), old cars, maybe someday I'll be able to afford to restore  all of this, (I doubt it) but hey, at least I have it!


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: icefoglights on February 03, 2019, 09:19:24 PM
Also collect wiring devices, and have a few old computers as well.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on March 24, 2019, 10:50:25 PM
Computers, bikes and electrical bits.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: takemorepills on April 03, 2019, 07:18:39 PM
Fleetwood Mac is awesome.

I have met Stevie Nicks several times.When I was very young, my uncle was a service manager at Tony M. Coury Buick in Mesa, AZ. I first met her then because she drove Buicks at that time. My music teacher had her poster in our classroom, so that was interesting to me.

When I grew older, I worked at Kachina Cadillac in Scottsdale, AZ. Stevie had a Cadillac that she would have serviced there, and twice I got to drive her home as a courtesy, and once I got to deliver a car to her.

To me, that seems like FOREVER ago (1/4 century!) but Stevie is still out there, looking good and making music. I feel like I aged more dramatically than she has!


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: Binarix128 on April 03, 2019, 08:00:30 PM
Yes! I collect some cables, and I use it  ;D


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: fluorescent lover 40 on April 03, 2019, 08:23:41 PM
I collect locks, miscellaneous small vintage electronics, tiny road parts (reflectors, etc.), wire nuts, and service equipment.

I don't actively collect on these, but I do it when I have a chance!


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: sol on April 03, 2019, 08:33:55 PM
Cool ! I collect locks as well. What is your favourite brand ?


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: fluorescent lover 40 on April 03, 2019, 08:46:54 PM
Cool ! I collect locks as well. What is your favourite brand ?

I like Abus the most, but I can't find their locks anywhere (besides online) here. I have only one and it's a combination lock. The only place that I know uses them is my local utility company (SCE-Southen California Edison). Master is a good brand too and I have quite a few but wished they make their cores more secure (most of them, even the $40 dollar ones) have only standard pins.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: HomeBrewLamps on April 04, 2019, 12:51:35 AM
I have met Stevie Nicks several times.When I was very young, my uncle was a service manager at Tony M. Coury Buick in Mesa, AZ. I first met her then because she drove Buicks at that time. My music teacher had her poster in our classroom, so that was interesting to me.

When I grew older, I worked at Kachina Cadillac in Scottsdale, AZ. Stevie had a Cadillac that she would have serviced there, and twice I got to drive her home as a courtesy, and once I got to deliver a car to her.

To me, that seems like FOREVER ago (1/4 century!) but Stevie is still out there, looking good and making music. I feel like I aged more dramatically than she has!

WOW.. Thats pretty awesome!


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: mefurd98 on April 04, 2019, 01:49:56 PM
I collect locks, miscellaneous small vintage electronics, tiny road parts (reflectors, etc.), wire nuts, and service equipment.

I don't actively collect on these, but I do it when I have a chance!

I have a few road things too like signs and reflectors. I started collecting reflectors before I started with lighting, so I have hundreds of them. I still pick some up every now and then. The best time to get road signs is after tropical storms and hurricanes when they’re all blown away!  ;D


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: fluorescent lover 40 on April 04, 2019, 05:22:03 PM
I have a few road things too like signs and reflectors. I started collecting reflectors before I started with lighting, so I have hundreds of them. I still pick some up every now and then. The best time to get road signs is after tropical storms and hurricanes when they’re all blown away!  ;D

Street lights and street light arms too. ;)


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: mefurd98 on April 05, 2019, 01:10:33 AM
Street lights and street light arms too. ;)

Very true!  ;D


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: Cole D. on April 13, 2019, 08:04:01 AM
I like street/roadway signs and reflectors too. When they repaved the road outside of my street, they had the old stop sign and street signs lying on the ground. I would have liked to have one of the street signs, but I didn't want to just take one. Plus I didn't know if they were getting new ones.

But they did replace them. The signs seem to keep getting taller and bigger when they replace them. Plus they used heavy duty reinforced stop signs for the new ones.

I like old roadway signs a lot but there aren't any around here, they keep replacing them.  :P


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: joseph_125 on April 14, 2019, 06:25:57 PM
I have a small collection of road signs and traffic signals. Most of the my road signs are newer ones but I do have some vintage ones with the MTO modified FHWA font thats from the 80s or earlier. Traffic signals are mostly older ones, my oldest one is from the 30s and most of my other ones were made before 1980. I actually have one from the mid 90s that I retrofitted to LED just to have a more modern signal in the collection lol.   Would be nice to see them still in use on a roadway but I guess collecting them is the next best thing.

Also have a couple of older silver faced stereo recievers and turntables but I don't really collect those.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: Fluorescent05 on April 28, 2019, 05:33:49 PM
I collect light switches in addition to lighting. I mainly collect lighting, but I've been collecting light switches longer.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: fluorescent lover 40 on April 28, 2019, 07:40:24 PM
I collect light switches in addition to lighting. I mainly collect lighting, but I've been collecting light switches longer.

I've shown interest in collecting light switches in the past before I started to collect lighting but haven't done much.


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: Binarix128 on June 24, 2019, 09:00:54 PM
I collect plants, clables, adapters, chemical products and old coins.  ;D


Title: Re: Do you collect other things besides lighting??
Post by: LightsDelight on June 27, 2019, 11:57:43 PM
I collect old TVs and radios as well as some vintage electrical products