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by sailormoon01uk
Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Bulb bans!
Replies: 22
Views: 5881

Re: Bulb bans!

Yep as from today all Incandescent Lamps for General Lighting over 7 watts are Banned, however there are some exemptions such as Nightlights Appliance Lamps and Special application lamps.

All the Best

Colin
by sailormoon01uk
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Just take a look at this!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3013

Re: Just take a look at this!!!!!

Hi Rich I agree, as it would be simple as we already have the SL-E Compact Fluorescent Lamp, it would be as simple to use a Sodium Discharge Tube encased in the same outer jacket, with a Additional Infrared coatong on the outer glass and vacuum seal it for reliability, OK it would be fine for Pendan...
by sailormoon01uk
Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Just take a look at this!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3013

Re: Just take a look at this!!!!!

Hmm, I wonder if they will appear in the UK or on E-bay as it seems millions of Chinese Products seem to appear there
by sailormoon01uk
Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: How quickly is SOX disappearing from your area
Replies: 27
Views: 6114

Re: How quickly is SOX disappearing from your area

SOX Lightin was replaced two years ago in my Neighbourhood, however there are still 1000's of SOX street lighting in Merseyside especially in Liverpool and Sefton (Netherton) Area's

All the Best

Colin
by sailormoon01uk
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: 2' 20w and 40w. Which Came First?
Replies: 2
Views: 1556

Re: 2' 20w and 40w. Which Came First?

Hi Tom

Good Question, I too would say the 2ft 40 watt as They were mass used in Post War Street Lighting especially in New Town Installations, and as you mentioned two of them were used in Series on the 5ft 80w Fluorescent Ballast with Series Starters

All the Best

COlin
by sailormoon01uk
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Another dodgy Venture???
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

Re: Another dodgy Venture???

since European Venture MH lamps are made in Either India and China, there is a lot of issues with the Arc Tubes even the Outer bulbs swelling as they seem to be not as good as say a Philips/Osram/GE Lamp or even a US made Venture Lamp.
by sailormoon01uk
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Philips 1000w choke?
Replies: 23
Views: 7413

Re: Philips 1000w choke?

Hi Mark

Maybe you may get lucky next time as he said in the Listing he has FOUR, and has Listed one to see what he gets for it

All the Best

Colin
by sailormoon01uk
Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Philips 1000w choke?
Replies: 23
Views: 7413

Re: Philips 1000w choke?

Hi Mark

Good luck mate

All the Best

Colin
by sailormoon01uk
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Philips 1000w choke?
Replies: 23
Views: 7413

Re: Philips 1000w choke?

I noticed they corrected their mistake quickly, Re the Ballast on E-bay for 99p, there is 2 bids and is now £5.50 plus £15.00 Postage, see HERE.
by sailormoon01uk
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Philips 1000w choke?
Replies: 23
Views: 7413

Re: Philips 1000w choke?

I also have to agree with Jack as the articles are only ones discovered by Mereseyside Police Alone, not within the United Kingdom, Europe or World wide, or it dosen't actually mention All the Cannabis Farms Discovered, example ones discovered covering growing Cannabis for personal use say in a smal...
by sailormoon01uk
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Philips 1000w choke?
Replies: 23
Views: 7413

Re: Philips 1000w choke?

Actually have a read of THIS and more recently THIS
by sailormoon01uk
Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Street Lighting Cut Backs
Replies: 19
Views: 5446

Re: Street Lighting Cut Backs

Hi Rob I know the Lanterns you mean and the one on Cambridge Road, as at the back of the Collage used to be the Street lighting Depot, now is aa transport Depot for ths council's Minibuses, the Fluorescent Lanterns were the Old ELECO HW727's from the 1960's I too remeber them around the Crosby town ...
by sailormoon01uk
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Old Street Lighting on StreetView
Replies: 52
Views: 12079

Re: Old Street Lighting on StreetView

Ahh I see I thought you ment the one above the shutters on the Garage, now I have look again it may be a GEC Z9563 or Z9565 or a Philips MA60 lantern
by sailormoon01uk
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Old Street Lighting on StreetView
Replies: 52
Views: 12079

Re: Old Street Lighting on StreetView

Looks like a 36 w PLL-Sign Light Powerlite manufacture them for Pubsigns see http://www.powerlite-lighting.com/produ ... ts/hydra-3

All the Best

Colin
by sailormoon01uk
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Street Lighting Cut Backs
Replies: 19
Views: 5446

Re: Street Lighting Cut Backs

My road was lit by 2 * 40w 2ft T12 lanterns until 1985, controlled by mechanical Sangamo time switches. These would extinguish at mid night except for a lamp at each end and in the middle. They were then replaced by 35w SOX on full night photocells. A few years ago, these along with the 5 metre col...
by sailormoon01uk
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: 5 foot T8 brightness?
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

Re: 5 foot T8 brightness?

It maybe modern Tubes have a higher Colour Rendering Index and Lumen Per Watt compared to the Older Tubes
by sailormoon01uk
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: SOX and the M1.
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Re: SOX and the M1.

Possibly as you are near the airport yoy will notice some High Mast Columns on that section, they are Approach Lights supporting Thorn EL-ATC Approach Lights, as the motorway is only 1200 metres from the Runway also SOX Lighting is a Ideal Choice to avoid Confusion to Air Traffic as Dimmed Approach ...
by sailormoon01uk
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: Age of Low Bays?
Replies: 5
Views: 3597

Re: Age of Low Bays?

I think Osram GEC introduced the Champion Low Bay Light and the Harrier Low bay Light in 1981, Thorn introduced the Lowpak around the same time, as the popularity of SON Lamps Grew then.

All the Best

Colin
by sailormoon01uk
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Non-Switch Start Query...
Replies: 10
Views: 3713

Re: Non-Switch Start Query...

don't forget the vintage Thermal Starters, they wer basically a 4 pin Starter switch which has a small heater and thermal Switch the heater ran in series with the ballast to lamp or neutral to lamp, the thermal contacts operated in the same way as the starter switch as a Glow bottle starter, when th...
by sailormoon01uk
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Need I.D. for this old Luminare!
Replies: 2
Views: 2546

Re: Need I.D. for this old Luminare!

Metrovick Trafford for 250/400w Tubular Mercury Lamp by Metropolitan Vickers, they were made around thw late 1940's to late 1950's see Photo

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by sailormoon01uk
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Street Lighting Cut Backs
Replies: 19
Views: 5446

Re: Street Lighting Cut Backs

or p!SS both the EU and Council off and swap the part night Photocell for a standard Photocell :woohoo
by sailormoon01uk
Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Street Lighting Cut Backs
Replies: 19
Views: 5446

Re: Street Lighting Cut Backs

Yep Street lights can simply put into part night by changing the Photocell to a Zodion SS9 or a Royce Thompson Nightstar but lanterns with Minicells would be a problem, also as more and More Pubs, Nightclubs, etc are open to early hours of the morning as well as undesirables around during the night,...
by sailormoon01uk
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Street Lighting Cut Backs
Replies: 19
Views: 5446

Street Lighting Cut Backs

I see some of the Street Lights where I live are going to be switched off (example Part Night) as part of the (government) cuts, this is going to be a major worry to people I know as the Crime rate is so high and where there is Street lighting outages it's going to attract mischievous yobs, break-in...
by sailormoon01uk
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Shortening of MBF Lamp Hours
Replies: 4
Views: 1486

Re: Shortening of MBF Lamp Hours

Yep your Lamp would have a shorter Life as every time you light the Lamp and switch it off it uses up the Emmisive Materials from the Electrides, example your Lamp will last say a year or so when switched on Regulary and if the Same Lamps was light say the same hours in say a Street Light it will la...
by sailormoon01uk
Thu May 31, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: THE END OF T12!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 52
Views: 12043

Re: THE END OF T12!!!!!!!!!!!

I have removed my Comments as I don't want to get Political. all I shall say it's like the Sherrif if Nottingham is in power, with this Government.

Annoyed

Colin