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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #975 on: August 24, 2021, 12:13:31 PM » Author: afxms104
I have to ask, why do you call fluorescent tubes "bulbs"  ???

They're tubular, not bulbous, I've always wondered, over here they're always called tubes or lamps, never bulbs.
Bulb in my mind is anything that makes light or is shaped like a bulb so all lamps, tubes bulbs bla bla bla are all bulbs!
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #976 on: August 24, 2021, 12:31:01 PM » Author: sox35
Ah, well to me something that makes light is a lamp, I generally reserve the word 'bulb' for incandescents, when they are bulb shaped, of course..! A fluorescent lamp is a tube, and everything else is usually just a lamp, i.e. mercury lamp, sodium lamp, etc.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #977 on: August 24, 2021, 12:39:31 PM » Author: afxms104
Ah, well to me something that makes light is a lamp, I generally reserve the word 'bulb' for incandescents, when they are bulb shaped, of course..! A fluorescent lamp is a tube, and everything else is usually just a lamp, i.e. mercury lamp, sodium lamp, etc.
Oh a lamp in my mind is like a bed side lamp, like the one I have which i'll upload one day, apparently it's some antique cus a friend wants it lol
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #978 on: September 02, 2021, 04:35:25 PM » Author: Bulbman256
Part of one of the light strings in my room fell down, so i had to take one set down and have to fix the command hook later. :sadbulb:
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #979 on: September 02, 2021, 09:31:22 PM » Author: Bulbman256
All fixed and ack to normal now. :D
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #980 on: September 03, 2021, 04:56:57 PM » Author: Olav
Today came a big letter from the USA.
The content is a book: Discharge Lamps, written by Chr. Meyer and H. Nienhuis (Philips Technical Library), 1989.
The chapters on mv lamps are particularly interesting for me. So I can also learn new vocabulary for the correct terms in English.



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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #981 on: September 03, 2021, 05:04:46 PM » Author: sox35
@ Olav Is this the same one I ordered..? It looks a little smaller than I thought..? Mine seems to have taken a detour to Copenhagen, according to the tracking, why it went there I have no idea  ???
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #982 on: September 03, 2021, 05:47:34 PM » Author: Olav
Hello Ria,

you have ordered:

GAS DISCHARGE LAMPS; PRINCIPLES, CHARACTERISTICS, APPLICATIONS by J. Funke and P.J. Oranje, 1951

The next step could be:

- HIGH PRESSURE MERCURY VAPOUR LAMPS AND THEYR APPLICATIONS by W. Elenbaas, 1965
- DISCHARGE LAMPS by Chr. Meyer and H. Nienhuis, 1989

Greetings from Hamburg

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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #983 on: September 05, 2021, 11:41:17 AM » Author: Bulbman256
Rescued a M400  8) :mvcobra:
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #984 on: September 16, 2021, 07:36:04 PM » Author: Econolite03
Swung by the one and only Anaheim ReStore to see their lighting selection. They had box loads of generic LED floods, some OptoLight r20 LEDs, a Sylvania halogen par30, a two pack of 2000s GE 3-way incandescents, and a boxload of new GE ecolux fluorescent tubes and Sylvania supersavers, both looked like T12s but not sure. Didn’t pick up anything as I wasn’t interested.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #985 on: September 20, 2021, 10:36:56 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
Well today, I had to empty the cupboard where we keep our street lights, well three of them, as an engineer had to come and carry out the annual inspection of our gas boiler.

Then it was the fun task of putting them back in.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #986 on: September 20, 2021, 07:36:08 PM » Author: thelightingman
I saved an AEL ATB0 that had fallen that suprisingly still works. It's actually pretty bright too. I know, I know, it's LED  ::) But I thought it would be cool to have at least 1 LED streetlight.
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #987 on: September 21, 2021, 06:01:24 PM » Author: sox35
Built a little board with a ballast lamp on it to run our 4ft Philips TL-X tube. Photos later..!
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #988 on: September 21, 2021, 06:03:07 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
I love watching Ria work on the lamp boards, and I help when I can. :love:
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Re: What did you do today lighting wise? « Reply #989 on: September 21, 2021, 10:51:17 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
Removed a 500w floodlight from the back of the house this evening (a 1xF32 fluorescent was also removed on the weekend.)
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