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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #990 on: September 21, 2021, 11:49:41 PM » Author: joseph_125
This was more yesterday but I cleaned all the rust off my AEL NEMA's ballast and revarnished it.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #991 on: September 22, 2021, 12:15:14 AM » Author: Bulbman256
Tried using a blank CD-R to split MV light, it needs a lot of work but i can make the setup a bit more visible tomorrow if i do some thinking. :wndr:
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #992 on: September 22, 2021, 05:44:17 AM » Author: Rommie
Make sure you're sitting down  :poof:  :mrg:
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #993 on: September 26, 2021, 02:07:26 AM » Author: wide-lite 1000
PLEASE DON'T HATE ME !!
 I converted all of the 2 lamp, 4' fluorescent strips in my detached garage to the ballast bypass LEDs . I got sick and tired of dealing with bad ballasts and lights that either won't start or are dim and flickery when it's cold . I'm NOT throwing away the old lamps ! They will be reused in the attached garage . The bad ballasts will be scrapped ( 1999-2000 Magneteks mostly )

 The few good ballasts will be either reused elsewhere or donated to the neighbor for his garage .

 The LEDs are GE type A/B retrofits that work either ballast by-pass OR with an electronic T-8 ballast . The color is 4,000k.

 Honestly , the garage is just as bright as it was when all of the old T-12's actually worked correctly !!

 Plus , I went from 400w (not including the ballast) with the T-12's to 280w total with the LEDs .

 Now that I have a roof that doesn't leak allover (including on the lights) I'd like to USE my garage again and actually be able to see again .
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #994 on: September 26, 2021, 04:52:12 AM » Author: High Intensity
What model is the failed Ballasts, and are they electronic or magnetic?
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #995 on: September 26, 2021, 07:18:22 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
@ Tim, we would rather pay the extra money to have incandescent and HID lighting.  :inc: :hps: :mv: :emh:
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #996 on: September 26, 2021, 07:39:35 AM » Author: AngryHorse
Took down my Philips Uni-Street on the back of the house and replaced it with my Indal Arc80, the Uni-Street, although only 32 watts was maybe a little over kill for what it needs to be?
I dropped the wattage drastically, fitting a standard shop bought 13 watts 2700K LED filament lamp into the Arc80, but was surprised by the results last night!, even your average hardware store LED filament lamps perform well in a street lantern with optics!
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #997 on: September 30, 2021, 11:46:01 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
What model is the failed Ballasts, and are they electronic or magnetic?

 Bad ballasts were Magnetek :  https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=5203&pos=5&pid=196308
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #998 on: October 01, 2021, 02:07:28 AM » Author: joseph_125
Finally finished building my retrofit 39w CMH ballast assembly for the Powerlite gumball I have mounted on the wall.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #999 on: October 01, 2021, 08:32:03 AM » Author: Rommie
Yesterday anyway, we lit the 175W Norelco BT28 MV lamp that Eric sent us, on its proper ballast. Pictures later  :mvc:  :bulbman:
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #1000 on: October 02, 2021, 10:21:26 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
Removed a 500w floodlight from the back of the house 
That light got cleaned & re-installed earlier this week.
Also yesterday re-installed a 1xF32 light on the outside of the garage.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #1001 on: October 02, 2021, 10:50:04 PM » Author: High Intensity
Went to a restore yesterday and found 11 GTE Sylvania 50w HPS lamps, all E39 base lamps.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #1002 on: October 02, 2021, 11:58:27 PM » Author: joseph_125
Replaced the silly LED downlight thing I installed in the foyer as a temporary light with a proper light fixture.

Also picked up some 2000s era GE incandescent lamps at the Restore.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #1003 on: October 03, 2021, 09:32:12 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
@ Joseph:  Good man.! :eoled:
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #1004 on: October 03, 2021, 11:42:26 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
2 things:
* Started putting up Christmas lights.
* Collected up my solar lights from the yard, de-batteried them, and put them away for winter.
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