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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #390 on: October 31, 2019, 12:00:04 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
We took delivery of the Thorn Gamma 6 lantern today, Ria wired it up and it's now in the kitchen as our Lamp of the Day
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #391 on: October 31, 2019, 12:56:59 PM » Author: sox35
We took delivery of the Thorn Gamma 6 lantern today, Ria wired it up and it's now in the kitchen as our Lamp of the Day
We also decided to fit a well-used lamp to it, as it's running vertically. I know the 35W lamp is specified as ok running in that position, but it still makes me uncomfortable, and I wasn't about to install the brand new Philips 35W PSG lamp that came with it, so that is now running horizontally on my test board, so we have two lamps of the day today, both SOX  Grin Cool
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #392 on: October 31, 2019, 10:47:25 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
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@RyanF40T12, what's up with the LED signs and fixtures? Is it the gear inside the fixtures failing, or
the actual LED's themselves? I've always thought LED's could handle the cold.
Allot of those signs are made up of a bunch of smaller individual 'panels'(or boards)...look closely & you can usually tell where some have been replaced because the colors don't quite match.
I've seen something similar to those individual panels used in signs up close - some of the guys who go to the Christmas-light meetups here use them in their displays...In  this case its whats called a "P10-Panel" (10mm spacing between the LEDs). Each panel has IC chips built in for control purposes - you send data telling it which LEDs to light/what color/brightness/etc, and it does it (they also have a 'data out' to  pass data along to another panel if you're connecting multiple together  to form a larger 'sign' (basically so it all acts as if its a single unit)) (really cool stuff btw!)

I have a feeling its the 'electronics part' that doesn't like cold, not the LEDs
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #393 on: November 01, 2019, 06:18:15 AM » Author: suzukir122
@Xmaslightguy, seems as if the electronics also don't like the summer heat as well. Multiple lighting fails at several Speedways
near me. Especially the ones lighting outside the main portion of the store, where the HO lamps use to be.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #394 on: November 01, 2019, 10:16:10 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
We started the clean-up of the Gamma 6, at some point we will take it completely to bits and clean and repaint as much of it as we can.  Smiley

The ballast was very rusted, so we replaced it

Tidied up the wiring.

So here it is after that done with the photocell fitted.  Smiley
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #395 on: November 01, 2019, 10:22:17 AM » Author: GE101R
I am trying to figure out when to go and pick up some new fixtures that I got yesterday. Looks like a U-Haul trailer will be the best.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #396 on: November 01, 2019, 03:01:05 PM » Author: GE101R
I am trying to figure out when to go and pick up some new fixtures that I got yesterday. Looks like a U-Haul trailer will be the best.

U-Haul was the cheapest for the size. Much better than the trucks they rent.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #397 on: November 01, 2019, 05:58:41 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
After having had the things for eighteen months, we finally got round to putting up the little 6W T5 fittings for above our bed.  Smiley

Photos to follow tomorrow  Smiley
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #398 on: November 02, 2019, 09:10:12 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
As promised yesterday, here are a couple of pictures of the fixtures we put up:

Here is a picture of them with various members of our Cuddly Tribe.  Cheesy

And here is a close up of the fittings.  Smiley

Today we've put our Gamma 6 on a shelf in the corner of the living room.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #399 on: November 11, 2019, 09:19:35 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
In addition to receiving to our Lamp of the Day we got a box of four self-ballasted 160W mercury lamps. Photos to follow.  Smiley
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #400 on: November 11, 2019, 09:52:24 AM » Author: suzukir122
@Mandolin Girl, are those tungsten filament based mercury lamps? (Of course I'm willing to bet they are)
If not, I've never heard of literal self ballasted mercury lamps before. That would be AWESOME if those
existed.
My move regarding lighting... I moved one of my Sadelite desk lamps into my living room, on my 8 foot table.
It's on the side of the living room my EOL MH track light, and my EOL Par38 MH once illuminated. So my living room
is bright once again, but it's a temporary change. I'll be moving that Sadelite desk lamp back into my bedroom
with the others before the big move out of this apartment.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #401 on: November 11, 2019, 10:01:25 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
@ suzuki:

Yes they are. Ria's taking photos just now.  Smiley
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #402 on: November 11, 2019, 10:06:54 AM » Author: sox35
@Mandolin Girl, are those tungsten filament based mercury lamps? (Of course I'm willing to bet they are)
If not, I've never heard of literal self ballasted mercury lamps before. That would be AWESOME if those
existed.
Really..? You didn't know of self-ballasted MV lamps..? They've been around for years and there are plenty of examples on this site. Here is a GE 120V one  Mercury Vapor Lamp Cool
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #403 on: November 11, 2019, 10:10:09 AM » Author: GE101R
Yep...

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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #404 on: November 11, 2019, 11:41:51 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
This topic has been on the off topic board for far too long.

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