Author Topic: What did you do today lighting wise?  (Read 22983 times)
xmaslightguy
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 837
View Gallery

^homebuilt fixture


GoL ATL
WWW
Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #315 on: August 25, 2019, 10:20:43 AM » Author: xmaslightguy
Not today, but last light-related thing I did was wire up a pair of 2x F14T5 fixtures ( these ) & put them in use on   a fishtank.
Logged

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

RyanF40T12
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 775
View Gallery

Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #316 on: September 03, 2019, 09:38:16 PM » Author: RyanF40T12
Today I had a little fun <evil grin>  I ran an EoL Sylvania T12 34 watt tube to true EoL on a T8 Ballast.  those 34 watt Sylvania and GE and Philips tubes can really hang in there and put on quite a show.  Always fun to see.  The Sylvania 34 watts always tend to have good long black socks too, kinda like the 80s GEs. 
Logged

The more you hate the LED movement, the stronger it becomes.

suzukir122
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 696
View Gallery


suzukir123
Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #317 on: September 04, 2019, 05:44:20 AM » Author: suzukir122
Searched around this morning for PL-L 18w light fixtures and desk lamps on Ebay that could potentially fit
a HPF magnetic Rapid Start ballast rated for 1 PL-L 18w lamp. Heh... no luck there. If anyone can help a bro out,
that would be awesome.
Most fixtures and desk lamps for PL-L 18w lamps contain small electronic ballasts, with small ballast channels.
Logged

Interests
1. Motorcycles, Women, and Lighting (especially fluorescent)
2. Weighting/staying extremely athletic
3. Severe Thunderstorms of all kinds
4. Food and drinks. So gimme them bbq ribs
Yep
Lighting has been a passion of mine since I was born. I consider everyone on LG to be a friend

xmaslightguy
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 837
View Gallery

^homebuilt fixture


GoL ATL
WWW
Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #318 on: September 04, 2019, 04:27:04 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
Quote from: RyanF40T12
Today I had a little fun <evil grin>  I ran an EoL Sylvania T12 34 watt tube to true EoL on a T8 Ballast.  those 34 watt Sylvania and GE and Philips tubes can really hang in there and put on quite a show.  Always fun to see.  The Sylvania 34 watts always tend to have good long black socks too, kinda like the 80s GEs. 
Yep..always fun to fry an EOL lamp like that Smiley
I've had those F34's last for a couple extra months on a T8 ballast - after the point when they EOL on a standard F40 RS ballast.
(but doing fairly short runs, of maybe a hour at most)
Logged

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

HomeBrewLamps
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1468
View Gallery


SodiumVapor 105843202020668111118 UCpGClK_9OH8N4QkD1fp-jNw majorpayne1226
Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #319 on: September 04, 2019, 07:18:25 PM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
I saved an 8 Foot F96PG fixture.... Or rather half of it... I'll recover the reflector later..
Logged

~Owen

Mercury Vapor LampHigh Pressure Sodium Scavenger, Urban Explorer, Lighting Enthusiast and Creator of homebrewlamps Cool High Pressure SodiumMercury Vapor Lamp

xmaslightguy
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 837
View Gallery

^homebuilt fixture


GoL ATL
WWW
Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #320 on: September 04, 2019, 07:46:42 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
Quote from: HomeBrewLamps
I saved an 8 Foot F96PG fixture....
A standard F96 fixture is enough of a pain to get home in the car, I couldn't imagine trying to get a beast like a PG version home on a bike!
Logged

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

RyanF40T12
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 775
View Gallery

Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #321 on: September 04, 2019, 11:51:02 PM » Author: RyanF40T12
Picked up a bunch of F32T8 Philips Energy Advantage 25 watt 3500ks.  most have lots of life left.  Also included was a few T12s.  And one or two T5s!  These came from an old church building in downtown denver that was recently sold.  They had upgraded to LED. 

Logged

The more you hate the LED movement, the stronger it becomes.

xmaslightguy
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 837
View Gallery

^homebuilt fixture


GoL ATL
WWW
Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #322 on: September 07, 2019, 09:12:13 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
I took the http://lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-163712] 'Big Spool O Lights' I got a couple weeks ago out to the patio. Removed the lights from it spreading the them around the yard, for testing & cleaning.
Logged

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

HomeBrewLamps
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1468
View Gallery


SodiumVapor 105843202020668111118 UCpGClK_9OH8N4QkD1fp-jNw majorpayne1226
Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #323 on: September 08, 2019, 12:58:58 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
tested some power grooves. two out of the eight i hauled home are goners but I ain't too sad over it.. having 3 pairs is cool enough in my books.. Hoping to find more eight footers.... I like their power.

on Friday I ordered a 55W SOX ballast and another SOX lamp.. this time a Philips, so I'll have 6 Norelco lamps and a philips.. I'm hoping to collect up at least 10 lamps. Hoping for more like 20 but I'm doing what I can with the resources I'm given. the likelyhood of me finding SOX out in the wild abandoned is very slim since there is no record I've discovered of any SOX around here so all my SOX collecting will have to be done through buying. the only lamps I will specifically target will be 55 watters but if i find an 18 watter for real cheep i might jump on it.. I always like the tiny lamps dunno why.. I'm sure 18 watt sox isn't actually "tiny" though.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2019, 01:11:32 AM by HomeBrewLamps » Logged

~Owen

Mercury Vapor LampHigh Pressure Sodium Scavenger, Urban Explorer, Lighting Enthusiast and Creator of homebrewlamps Cool High Pressure SodiumMercury Vapor Lamp

RyanF40T12
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 775
View Gallery

Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #324 on: September 09, 2019, 02:17:01 AM » Author: RyanF40T12
Replaced 5 EoL 150 Watt HPS parking lot lamps.  Mogul Base.  They likely ran 12 years or so dusk to dawn before going EoL so not too shabby. 

Then went to another building and replaced 3 250 watt HPS bulbs.  1 bulb was possibly a late 70s vintage Sylvania that had sat loose in the socket I believe since it was installed.  Sometimes it worked, most of the time it didn't.  I screwed it in completely and it fired right up.  Decided to let it be.  the pole was hidden by a tree that was removed recently.  Figured this building will get new poles and LED lights in the next 5 years so might as well let her run as long as I can. 
Logged

The more you hate the LED movement, the stronger it becomes.

HomeBrewLamps
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1468
View Gallery


SodiumVapor 105843202020668111118 UCpGClK_9OH8N4QkD1fp-jNw majorpayne1226
Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #325 on: September 11, 2019, 08:00:37 PM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
Impatiently waiting for my /X lamp, 55 watt Sox lamp and ballast to arrive in the mail... Ahhhh
Logged

~Owen

Mercury Vapor LampHigh Pressure Sodium Scavenger, Urban Explorer, Lighting Enthusiast and Creator of homebrewlamps Cool High Pressure SodiumMercury Vapor Lamp

GE101R
Sr. Member
****
Offline

Posts: 327
View Gallery

Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #326 on: September 13, 2019, 08:48:22 AM » Author: GE101R
Impatiently waiting for my /X lamp, 55 watt Sox lamp and ballast to arrive in the mail... Ahhhh
Hope it arrives in good shape!
Logged
Edmund Ironside
Newbie
*
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 30
View Gallery


Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #327 on: September 13, 2019, 12:32:12 PM » Author: Edmund Ironside
I work as a electronics salesman, today i sold a bunch of 20W halogen MR11 spotlights from Osram to a nearby store and yesterday i sold a bunch of Radium 36W T8's (german made!). Good times!
Logged

Made in Sweden

sox35
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1048
View Gallery

Mainly the electrical side of things


Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #328 on: September 13, 2019, 12:40:41 PM » Author: sox35
Rigged up a Thorn Beta 79 to test it before possibly mounting it on a wall bracket in the living room (and why not..?!)  Grin
Logged

Ria in Aberdeen
It'll be all right in the end, and if it isn't all right, it isn't the end  Smiley

HomeBrewLamps
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1468
View Gallery


SodiumVapor 105843202020668111118 UCpGClK_9OH8N4QkD1fp-jNw majorpayne1226
Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #329 on: September 15, 2019, 11:14:40 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
Currently have two clear westy lifeguards coming in the mail as well as a BY22D socket for my SOX.
Logged

~Owen

Mercury Vapor LampHigh Pressure Sodium Scavenger, Urban Explorer, Lighting Enthusiast and Creator of homebrewlamps Cool High Pressure SodiumMercury Vapor Lamp

Print 
© 2005-2019 Lighting-Gallery.net | Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines