1   Lanterns/Fixtures / Vintage & Antique / Re: Louvred fixture identification  on: Today at 08:10:16 PM 
Started by sol - Last post by Lightingguy1994
This fixture is made by Curtis Lighting in Chicago. This one is called a "forty-sixty". The ad is from the IES handbook published in 1947.

@mobilite , I have a pair of louvered that look very close to those in your book except mine are made by electrolier

 2   General / General Discussion / Moved Near New Park With Lighting Issues  on: Today at 08:03:04 PM 
Started by flyoffacliff - Last post by flyoffacliff
I typed up this post the other day, but my PC rebooted so now I have to start over (thanks antiquated forum system).
Anyway, I recently moved to a new area and there is this nice park nearby. It was built in 2011/2012 and has hundreds of landscape lights, as well path/step lights. I assumed they were 70w MH, but turns out they are actually 18w CFLs. I did some research on those plug in g24d-2 lamps, which use a magnetic ballet. A bit surprised it wasnít an electric ballast based on the installation year.

Unfortunately, only about 10-20% of the fixtures are still functional. Same are tagged with black electrical tape, presumably to indicate a needed ballast replacement. The park is maintained by a volunteer group, and I contacted them offering to volunteer to repair the lights, but sadly never heard back. I was looking forward to it. ☹

The lights are 277VAC, and made by BEGA lighting. I looked up their current catalogue, and same/similar versions of the different fixture designs are still made, but in LED only versions. I put some thought into retrofitting the existing fixtures. I donít think drop-in retrofit lamps would be good, because we are still relying on the existing/failing ballasts. I donít think ballast bypass would be safe, because then there is 277VAC exposed at the lamp socket if the outer glass of the fixture gets broken (which has already happened to a few), exposing line voltage to weather and people in the park. Line voltage should remain contained to the ballast compartment.

I was tracking to find an LED waffle lamp that could be mounted flat in place of the existing lamp socket, with an external 277VAC input driver for the ballast compartment, but my search came up short. Everything was far too powerful. I attached a few pictures, but they are not good quality.
 3   Lanterns/Fixtures / Vintage & Antique / Re: Louvred fixture identification  on: Today at 08:00:06 PM 
Started by sol - Last post by Lightingguy1994
Hey!! these are the same fixtures as the ones I got back in January with brand unknown. Only difference is mine have solid sides as well as top panels (have since removed) but it is exactly the same model. Very interested in a confirmed lead on the maker of them.

I also have five 4-lamp units that don't have louvers but are the same maker as the over all design is the same (not pictured)

 4   Lanterns/Fixtures / Vintage & Antique / Re: Louvred fixture identification  on: Today at 07:55:40 PM 
Started by sol - Last post by A2ZAlarms
all 3 schools in toronto that I have attended have these, I believe they are C&M products.
 5   Advertisements / Web Finds / Re: GE 320W MH Power Flood  on: Today at 07:38:29 PM 
Started by WestinghouseCeramalux - Last post by wide-lite 1000
I love how the seller calls it a LED in the description ! Huh? Roll Eyes
 6   Advertisements / Web Finds / Re: Got 700W Lifeguard?  on: Today at 07:35:20 PM 
Started by WestinghouseCeramalux - Last post by wide-lite 1000
 I'll watch list it .   @ Lumex120 : I remember them , I bought one from you !   Mercury Vapor Lamp
 7   Advertisements / Web Finds / Re: Got 700W Lifeguard?  on: Today at 07:24:56 PM 
Started by WestinghouseCeramalux - Last post by Lumex120
Makes me happy I found multiple of the /C version for $8 each at a surplus store...
 8   Advertisements / Web Finds / Got 700W Lifeguard?  on: Today at 05:38:20 PM 
Started by WestinghouseCeramalux - Last post by WestinghouseCeramalux
Well, if you don't HERE's one to consider, even if its spendy.
 9   Lamps / Modern / Re: Trump hates LED / CFLs ;-)  on: Today at 05:31:08 PM 
Started by Prismatic - Last post by suzukir122
The White House is more than likely completely LED right now. I never really thought about that. I wonder if President Trump knows?
I highly doubt those video footage cameras are fluorescent, HID, or incandescent at this point. I'd be surprised if they were
 10   Lamps / Modern / Re: Trump hates LED / CFLs ;-)  on: Today at 05:19:21 PM 
Started by Prismatic - Last post by kai
Cool Wink

Trump says, that he looks "yellow" with modern light bulbs
Would he really call the Oval Office lighting "modern"? The often appalling colours in photos / video footage look as if the oh-so-representative indirect lighting comes from crappy 3000 K tubes...
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