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BLUCK!!!! « on: March 06, 2018, 01:52:25 PM » Author: DieselNut
What an AWFUL molestation of a beautiful vintage light!!  And the seller dares to say the ballasts like this type light had were "unreliable".  Over half of mine have their original 1940s ballasts.  Lets see his LED junk last that long!
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Re: BLUCK!!!! « Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 02:31:41 PM » Author: Lumex120
This is... this is just... f-ed up. Shocked
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Re: BLUCK!!!! « Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 02:46:30 PM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
This is... this is just... f-ed up. Shocked

A teacher of mine always said when people asked him about his flip phone, "Old not Obsolete", in this case I think those words can be flipped up a bit to say "Old not Unreliable".
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Re: BLUCK!!!! « Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 07:01:45 PM » Author: 589
Now this may be a very unpopular opinion, but I'm ok with this. Why? At least their not throwing out a piece of history or modding it beyond recognition. If LED must increase, I think this idea should spread as well because if you really wanted to it could be converted back. I do not like the millennial trash talk about ballasts though, that was completely unnecessary.
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Re: BLUCK!!!! « Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 06:10:04 AM » Author: MissRiaElaine
A teacher of mine always said when people asked him about his flip phone, "Old not Obsolete", in this case I think those words can be flipped up a bit to say "Old not Unreliable".
Or like me, old and unreliable  Tongue Wink
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Re: BLUCK!!!! « Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 09:55:26 PM » Author: suzukir122
Originally I would suggest to buy the product and let the seller know you will be fixing his mistake... but...
$499 dollars?
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Re: BLUCK!!!! « Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 05:53:52 PM » Author: rom1
it's a sacrilege  Undecided Undecided
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Re: BLUCK!!!! « Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 09:48:01 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
Only thing I see wrong with that item/listing is the outrageous ripoff price they put on it.

Fact is you could always un-upgrade it from LED back to fluorescent  very easily Smiley
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Re: BLUCK!!!! « Reply #8 on: March 09, 2018, 10:51:18 PM » Author: Lumex120
Only thing I see wrong with that item/listing is the outrageous ripoff price they put on it.

Fact is you could always un-upgrade it from LED back to fluorescent  very easily Smiley
You mean upgrade it back to fluorescent? I don't see how an F40T12 conversion is an un-upgrade.  Grin
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Re: BLUCK!!!! « Reply #9 on: March 09, 2018, 11:26:22 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
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You mean upgrade it back to fluorescent? I don't see how an F40T12 conversion is an un-upgrade.  Grin
Yep .. I just meant undo the LED 'upgrade' .LOL.
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Re: BLUCK!!!! « Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 08:08:38 PM » Author: veryhighonoutput
I saw this too a few months past. It won't sell for that crazy price. Where do they come up with that number in the first place? I'd only buy tops 100 bucks just for the shell keep the leds. Then you have to get the proper starter sockets and a brick ballast wich as we know hard to find. Then wire up in a few hours then it still only worth 200- 300 tops with original gear. I don't know but all my preheats work perfect and reliable if a bulb goes out replace the starter and it's fine if the led goes out in the trash.
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