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Lamp of the Month « on: June 19, 2022, 05:52:32 PM » Author: Econolite03
Awhile back, there was a thread regarding the lack of lamp variety here, such as too much emphasis on vintage HID. This issue has also been affecting fixtures, it’s always the same boring 115 or something like that. What If there was a way to bring more attention to “underrated” lamps (like incandescents) or fixtures (like HPS adapters)?

My idea: “Lamp of the Month”. It wound be like our member spotlight, but dedicated to highlighting different technologies and would rotate monthly. For example, February would be fluorescents. Now the way it would be coded would be tricky, but maybe if members put “fluorescent” as lamp type in the lamp description, the site could place the photo in the series automatically.

I’m not a coder but it’s just a idea.
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Re: Lamp of the Month « Reply #1 on: June 19, 2022, 06:57:31 PM » Author: LightsoftheWest
I second this idea, especially with fixtures. I was thinking a specific company for one month, and a model made by that same company for each week of that month. For example, the fixture company of the month would be Wide-Lite, and then each week would feature a different model made by them; F Series one week, Supra-Lyte the next week, etc.
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Re: Lamp of the Month « Reply #2 on: June 19, 2022, 08:04:08 PM » Author: Rommie
Interesting, might be worth looking into  :wndr:
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Re: Lamp of the Month « Reply #3 on: June 21, 2022, 10:45:14 AM » Author: AgentHalogen_87


I’m not a coder but it’s just a idea.
And a very good idea at that :)
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Re: Lamp of the Month « Reply #4 on: June 21, 2022, 10:46:20 AM » Author: Rommie
Patrick is going to love you, that's another item on his 'to do' list, which is already as long as several arms  :mrg:
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Re: Lamp of the Month « Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 10:51:08 AM » Author: AgentHalogen_87
If I knew code, I'd volunteer to help :-\
Well, technically I do, but I don't think Morse code will help much :mrg:
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Re: Lamp of the Month « Reply #6 on: June 21, 2022, 10:57:19 AM » Author: Rommie
Probably not  :mrg:

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Re: Lamp of the Month « Reply #7 on: June 21, 2022, 11:20:20 AM » Author: AgentHalogen_87
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Re: Lamp of the Month « Reply #8 on: June 22, 2022, 11:22:20 PM » Author: 108CAM
It could be done in a way that makes use of the existing file rating system with the highest rated files for each lamp type being the lamp of the month. The winning photos would be showcased in a section of the gallery page and rotate on a monthly cycle.
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Re: Lamp of the Month « Reply #9 on: June 23, 2022, 05:58:34 AM » Author: AgentHalogen_87
Not many people use the rate system, so the same images would be displayed each time around.
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Re: Lamp of the Month « Reply #10 on: June 23, 2022, 10:02:22 AM » Author: Alex
Hello,
I don't know but that might be an idea. You set for every 12 months a lamp category: MH, Sodium, SOX etc. Then members have the possibility to share pictures to this lamp in the 25 daysof the month. In the last days of the month then a picture from this pool is voted for to become the lamp of the month. Theirby every member has one vote. The downside of this idea is however that it is rather complicated...


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Re: Lamp of the Month « Reply #11 on: June 23, 2022, 10:09:12 AM » Author: Rommie
It's an interesting idea, but it does sound complex to put into practice. As has been said, the ratings system is little used and many members disable it on their albums, so that's not really worth considering.

As I said, I'm not a coder, but Patrick will no doubt have an input on the topic  :mrg:
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