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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #30 on: August 11, 2019, 03:54:19 PM » Author: streetlight98
The thing that saddens me most is that if you, for an example, bought a streetlight and a lamp back in 70's and stored it in even considerably good place for 100 years it probably still works fine if your grandchildren finds it and fires it up. Same cannot be said about fixtures that has electronic ballast as electronics ages even when not used, giving it limited shelf life. But this also happen to other electronic ballast and not just leds.

A fixture having a magnetic ballast incorporating a capacitor in the circuit also has a limited shelf life. I get your point, but it affects lights from all eras.
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #31 on: August 11, 2019, 07:13:50 PM » Author: Roi_hartmann
A fixture having a magnetic ballast incorporating a capacitor in the circuit also has a limited shelf life. I get your point, but it affects lights from all eras.
True, but in 230v, capacitor is optional for at least fluorescent and mv.
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #32 on: August 11, 2019, 11:21:40 PM » Author: tolivac
If the cap is oil filled film-the shelf life for those can be indefinite.Now if its one of those dry electrolytic ones-then,yes,it has limited shelf life.
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #33 on: August 20, 2019, 06:41:23 AM » Author: GE101R
Most of the LED street light fixtures are boring and look cheap, even though they come with a hefty price tag. No imagination as far as aesthetics, just utilitarian light sources that are sometimes just plain ugly.
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #34 on: August 20, 2019, 07:22:10 AM » Author: funkybulb
When I repair rapid start ballast or rewire old
preheat HPF ballast. first thing first I go ahead replace
capacitor and extend the leads to remote mounted the capacitors.  that way older ballast can stay in service longer. and easier to replace them for future generations
while I am gone.  so if some one finds old lights and make it easy to replace parts. it like trying to keep a model T running in 2019 as most of those cars are
coming on over 100 years old to keep them running.
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #35 on: August 20, 2019, 07:24:27 AM » Author: GE101R
When I repair rapid start ballast or rewire old
preheat HPF ballast. first thing first I go ahead replace
capacitor and extend the leads to remote mounted the capacitors.  that way older ballast can stay in service longer. and easier to replace them for future generations
while I am gone.  so if some one finds old lights and make it easy to replace parts. it like trying to keep a model T running in 2019 as most of those cars are
coming on over 100 years old to keep them running.

Good for you!
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #36 on: August 20, 2019, 07:26:17 AM » Author: GE101R
This has got to be one of the ugliest street/area lights that I have ever seen. The original A/E would never let something like this go out or even be shown.
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #37 on: August 24, 2019, 07:47:50 PM » Author: Cavannus
I'm 40 and I've got an interest in lighting since I was 15!
For the moment I've partially lose some interest in modern lighting because I don't see many changes in technologies and in the way people use lighting.

I remember how excited I was in 2000-2003, when I started to use and to see the first white led in 5mm then Luxeon formats. I was the first time people see caves and abandoned mines in a white "daylight" colour.

I live in Montréal, Canada, and the city has been converting HPS streetlights to LED: their very nice 3000K reminds me incandescent lighting. It really gives some "village" ambiance to the city, and I'm happy to experience that.
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #38 on: August 25, 2019, 01:26:15 AM » Author: suzukir122
Yeah LED lighting replacing the older reliable lighting in most cases... that is definitely depressing. But no matter
what, old lighting will always still be out there. I will never, ever lose interest in lighting unless the government
or whatever, makes it mandatory for us to replace all older forms of lighting with LED, with the threat of arrest if
we don't follow through. In other words, unless we get forced to replace all of our lighting to LED, my passion
for lighting literally can't end. I've been a *vintage* lighting enthusiast since I was 3 years old.
Motorcycles = my other passion. Same situation. I'm not a fan of electric motorcycles... and although electric bikes
haven't taken over compared to LED's, there is still that chance that electric motorcycles will take over. My passion for
motorcycles will also never die, unless combustion engines get banned in favor of electric vehicles.
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #39 on: August 25, 2019, 09:33:07 AM » Author: Ash
With the amount of power states (all across the world) are slowly and steadily taking and accumulating, it is very plausible that they are paving their way to freely walk into your kid's home and tell him what to do (not your home because it will take a while before it reaches that point)
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #40 on: August 25, 2019, 02:47:54 PM » Author: GE101R
With the amount of power states (all across the world) are slowly and steadily taking and accumulating, it is very plausible that they are paving their way to freely walk into your kid's home and tell him what to do (not your home because it will take a while before it reaches that point)

I agree. No such thing as individualism, just lock step politically correct nonsense. IMO.
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #41 on: August 26, 2019, 09:57:17 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
I'm too far down the rabbit hole to lose interest now!
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #42 on: August 26, 2019, 06:49:32 PM » Author: streetlight98
LOL I'm in the same boat as Owen. I've got too much stuff to give up collecting now. If I gave up my lighting hobby I wouldn't have very much of a life at all other than work lol.
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Re: Losing interest in lighting due to the ubiquitous, omnipresent LED « Reply #43 on: August 27, 2019, 05:23:58 AM » Author: suzukir122
Although I've been slacking significantly in terms of collecting, I'm also far down that rabbit hole as well.
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