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If you had to build a chandelier. « on: October 18, 2022, 04:47:44 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
If anyone was tasked with building a homemade chandelier, what light source would you use and why?

Personally, I would use non-integrated CFL lamps on preheat circuits or linear fluorescent tubes on preheat circuits because I like watching fluorescent lamps blink to life on preheat circuits when power is applied to them.
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Re: If you had to build a chandelier. « Reply #1 on: October 18, 2022, 06:01:20 PM » Author: Burrito
Metal Halide or High Pressure Sodium OR Mercury
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Re: If you had to build a chandelier. « Reply #2 on: October 19, 2022, 02:42:53 PM » Author: AngryHorse
If anyone was tasked with building a homemade chandelier, what light source would you use and why?

Personally, I would use non-integrated CFL lamps on preheat circuits or linear fluorescent tubes on preheat circuits because I like watching fluorescent lamps blink to life on preheat circuits when power is applied to them.
Wouldn’t this need a hefty gear box though?  :) with an even bigger one for HID!
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Re: If you had to build a chandelier. « Reply #3 on: October 25, 2022, 11:58:27 PM » Author: funkybulb
12 volt incandescents
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Re: If you had to build a chandelier. « Reply #4 on: October 31, 2022, 08:38:18 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
It wound depend on the intended purpose...
For a standard dining-room (where you'd normally have a chandelier), incandescent with standard C7-size sockets. (that in reality would mean you could use Incandescent, CFL or LED)
If it was a large room with high ceilings - say some sorta dining/event hall, then it'd be really cool to do vertical 4-foot "full-piper" type fixtures (4-lamp or especially 8-lamp)
...T12 for a more vintage look, or T5 for a sleek modern look.
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Re: If you had to build a chandelier. « Reply #5 on: November 20, 2022, 03:00:53 PM » Author: Lamp_o_watcher
If I had an Unlimited Budget, I would first replace every socket with Mogul size, Then, I would wire every socket to a 2kW Metal Halide Ballast and Ignitor. To top it off, a 2000w Osram MH Would go into each socket. Depending on how many sockets, this may or may not be able to light up a Bigger-Than-Average size Horse arena. It also may or may not cause the owner to go bankrupt (Cuz that gear and those lamps, they aint cheap lol)
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Re: If you had to build a chandelier. « Reply #6 on: November 20, 2022, 05:11:15 PM » Author: Rommie
That's just silly. I like it, when do we start..?  :mrg:
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Re: If you had to build a chandelier. « Reply #7 on: November 20, 2022, 05:38:16 PM » Author: Econolite03
Mine would be made of a wagon wheel, and have flame effect LED bulbs facing up, and LED par 20s facing down for a downlighting effect. I’d use black PVC pipes to hide the socket assemblies.
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Re: If you had to build a chandelier. « Reply #8 on: November 21, 2022, 04:18:09 PM » Author: AngryHorse
If I had an Unlimited Budget, I would first replace every socket with Mogul size, Then, I would wire every socket to a 2kW Metal Halide Ballast and Ignitor. To top it off, a 2000w Osram MH Would go into each socket. Depending on how many sockets, this may or may not be able to light up a Bigger-Than-Average size Horse arena. It also may or may not cause the owner to go bankrupt (Cuz that gear and those lamps arent cheap lol)
;D That’s certainly ambitious!, the chandelier would have to be all crystal too take the immense heat, the whole structure would also have a simultaneous ignition voltage of about 250,000 volts!  :lol:, and it would end up being the only light fixtures in the world to be fed with 185mm 3 phase cable!  @-@
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