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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #315 on: October 21, 2019, 07:32:20 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
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Today's light-related stuff for me...
* Put up some strings of orange & purple lights for Halloween (not connected yet though, and probably won't happen til the weekend since the weather report shows snow for Wed/Thu (hopefully won't be too much since I'll need to get on the roof))

* Converted a set of clear incandescent mini lights to green LED twinkle.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #316 on: October 21, 2019, 08:28:26 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
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Are you old enough to remember the Christmas lights (bare 25w colored bulbs) that were strung from pole to pole on the main street in your town?   
The nearest town has as long as I can remember done mini's in the trees along their main street, & C9's in some of the other trees (well..used to, its all LED now)

The colored 25w bulbs would look cool, can't remember seeing that anywhere...probably before my time (or atleast before the time I can remember stuff from...)
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #317 on: October 22, 2019, 08:53:07 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
We took delivery of a box of 12 HPS lamps - Hand delivered.  Cool
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #318 on: October 22, 2019, 05:44:13 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
Just bought another lantern from ebay  Grin

This one, that we're going to turn in to a floor lamp. Being a post top, it will be a lot easier than a side entry Beta 5. We're not giving up on it though.
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There are two kinds of light  -  the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #319 on: October 26, 2019, 03:43:34 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
So that we could have our MA/V lamp lit in the correct orientation, I clamped a shelf and a bracket together as a support.  Cool
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #320 on: October 26, 2019, 08:07:08 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
Went to a lights meetup in the morning (last one of the year)
Put up Christmas lights in the afternoon.

In the evening after dinner, finished connecting up a few things for the Halloween lights, & set the Pi to run the 'show' at scheduled times.
(come late Thursday night, the Pi & controllers will be shut down & lights removed on the weekend)
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #321 on: October 27, 2019, 09:19:38 PM » Author: CEB1993
I replaced an LED bulb in my bedroom with one of my French-made 100 watt Sylvanias. I felt like having more light and now that the weather is turning cooler, incandescents make a small difference inside by heating the room.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #322 on: October 27, 2019, 10:27:59 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
2 little things:
* Put up 1 more set of orange lights  for Halloween
* Worked on converting a set of Christmas lights from incandescent to LED
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #323 on: October 30, 2019, 12:08:41 AM » Author: RyanF40T12
Changed out a 16 year old failed Triad T8 ballast.  Also noted now many LED signs and a few fixtures are not liking these single digit temps <evil grin> 
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #324 on: October 30, 2019, 06:44:22 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
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Changed out a 16 year old failed Triad T8 ballast.  Also noted now many LED signs and a few fixtures are not liking these single digit temps <evil grin> 
Quite good getting 16 years out of an electronic ballast.
LOL on the LED signs not working right in that cold (can't blame the things..I wouldn't work right when  it gets that f'ing cold)


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Today's little bit of lighting related do'ings...
More work on converting Christmas lights to LED. (I now have 2 of 3 sets done (just need to add resistors when they arrive.))
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #325 on: October 31, 2019, 05:20:04 AM » Author: suzukir122
@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.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #326 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 #327 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 #328 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 #329 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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