11   General / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Brick and Mortar Stores  on: Today at 05:29:58 PM 
Started by GE101R - Last post by GE101R
I do shop at the local stores, but for the most part its the big names... Walmart/Target/HomeDepot/Lowes/PetSmart I'm not sure how big 'BigLots' is as a company, but there too. I do occasionally go to Hobby Lobby, but in general its a company I'd rather not support.

Most of the time when I buy something online, its from eBay. The other times its almost always been various lighting companies...for fluorescent lamps you simply don't find in the stores, and if they show up on eBay its at outrageous prices.

I don't even have an Amazon account, and have no interest.
We have become a throw away society. Just buy it cheap, use it as long as it will last, and then simply gop buy more cheap junk.  The streetlights of today are a good example. Many of the 40's-70's are still solid fixtures while the thin walled junk is in worse shape after 5 years.
 12   Advertisements / For Sale or Trade / Regent 175W Mercury Vapor Yardblaster  on: Today at 11:40:03 AM 
Started by GE101R - Last post by GE101R
On Ebay # 202758946849 59.95 best offer plus ship. Not mine.
 13   General / Off-Topic / Re: Support Your Brick and Mortar Stores  on: Today at 09:05:49 AM 
Started by GE101R - Last post by xmaslightguy
I do shop at the local stores, but for the most part its the big names... Walmart/Target/HomeDepot/Lowes/PetSmart I'm not sure how big 'BigLots' is as a company, but there too. I do occasionally go to Hobby Lobby, but in general its a company I'd rather not support.

Most of the time when I buy something online, its from eBay. The other times its almost always been various lighting companies...for fluorescent lamps you simply don't find in the stores, and if they show up on eBay its at outrageous prices.

I don't even have an Amazon account, and have no interest.
 14   General / Off-Topic / Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!  on: Today at 08:54:20 AM 
Started by lightinglover8902 - Last post by xmaslightguy
@@suzukir122:
Yep I was a bit surprised to see a smaller/non-severe storm with that look...but it was also growing pretty quickly. So maybe it was getting a mesocyclone going, and on its way to becoming a stronger/severe storm.

It was headed east, and there was an outflow-boundary from earlier severe storms headed west...when they met (which I was watching on radar) it basically killed the storm (and the section of the boundary that met it). Boring. I thought maybe they'd merge & really enhance that storm! (which is why I went outside to watch once they were meeting eachother. Atleast I got to see a really cool cloud Smiley )
 15   Lanterns/Fixtures / Vintage & Antique / Re: IEE One plane readout  on: Today at 08:15:10 AM 
Started by Fluorescent05 - Last post by Fluorescent05
No.. it was more of reflecting purposes. 
Did the display have an incandescent backlight?
 16   General / Off-Topic / Re: How many people here have Autism/Aspergers?  on: Today at 06:30:13 AM 
Started by HomeBrewLamps - Last post by suzukir122
HomeBrewLamps, yes, yes, and yes. The teachers often would get mad and wonder what the heck I'm looking at, and
I had one teacher (Mrs. Ragland) call the maintenance to fix a fixture with an EOL lamp. (34 watt Philips Alto,
broken electrode filament on one end, so zero EOL show) I will never forget this... that maintenance guy literally
replaced the ballast with an electronic one, followed by 32 watt warm white Philips Alto's on the spot. All because
I opened my big mouth and pointed to the light telling Mrs Ragland that the light wasn't working. This was all in 3rd
grade. Then there's another awesome school story EOL that took place in the library. I will have to write about
that another time. There's tons of stories I've had from school, involving lighting. Especially EOL's.
 17   General / Off-Topic / Re: Its severe weather season! Be prepared for it!  on: Today at 06:22:26 AM 
Started by lightinglover8902 - Last post by suzukir122
@Xmaslightguy, That's really, really strange that you saw a mothership style thunderstorm that wasn't a Supercell. Maybe it was a strong
thunderstorm gearing up to become severe/Supercell, but the ingredients for it to continue building just wasn't there. I don't know lol
but Supercells typically have that distinct UFO look to them, with the embedded Mesocyclone.
 18   Lamps / Modern / Re: Low Pressure Sodium is discontinued officially  on: Today at 12:51:54 AM 
Started by Lightingguy1994 - Last post by monkeyface
Iím glad that I could save two new boxes of 35W SOX lamps for a beer crate. Now waiting for another bunch of 55W lamps from another utility companies...

However the other power ratings like 135W and 18W are almost not existent in our country. 
 19   General / General Discussion / Re: mission code named "pain in the arse" begins tonight.  on: Today at 12:21:50 AM 
Started by HomeBrewLamps - Last post by fluorescent lover 40
That's good! If I was there I would help you out, but I have a small bike and am also all the from California lol.
 20   Lanterns/Fixtures / Vintage & Antique / Re: IEE One plane readout  on: August 17, 2019, 10:59:25 PM 
Started by Fluorescent05 - Last post by tolivac
The VOA/Marti transmitter plant in Greenville-both of them really used to use these displays on the antenna switcher that switched antennas to the transmitters.Above each transmitter was a larger backlit digital display.These went away in the later 90s to early 2000's when the antenna switcher system was upgraded to modern computer controlled-the relay room was upgraded to solid state switching.A computer in the control room with the antenna switching display on the monitor screen.Now its an Allen Bradly digital touchscreen display and controller.Do sort of miss those old incandescent digital displays.Remember changing bulbs in them.
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