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by Andy
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?
Replies: 13
Views: 1424

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

I think the only filament lamp I have in use is the one in the oven.
My parents still use a couple around the house.
by Andy
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: 70s Street lighting Vid
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: 70s Street lighting Vid

I enjoyed watching that.

The lack of road markings and lanes didn't help back then, but even though it was a free for all on the roads - I didn't notice any aggression.
by Andy
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Kino-Flo T12 Tubes Our 8' Prayers Answered?
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Kino-Flo T12 Tubes Our 8' Prayers Answered?

Those 8ft tubes would be perfect. I could just imagine a pair of the 5500k ones in my twin Streamlite!
However I've not got £123.54 (inc delivery) to spend on them at the present time sadly. :shock:
by Andy
Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: T4?
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: T4?

I wouldn't say T4 has any benfits over T5 whatsoever. As Tom says T4 tubes come in random wattages and lengths with absolutely no standardisation between manufacturers making replacement tubes a nightmare. Generally though the crappy fittings fail before the tube does so finding a replacement tubes ...
by Andy
Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: LED Replacement for PLs
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: LED Replacement for PLs

I think it could be best summed up as a "bag of w@nk"!
by Andy
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: My trip down to Cheltenham
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: My trip down to Cheltenham

The M1 where the A42 joins it around J23A is a great section of SOX lighting on short columns at both side of the road and in the central reservation. Always enjoy this section at night!
by Andy
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Philips TLD Snow White Extreme Cool Daylight 12000K
Replies: 4
Views: 1395

Re: Philips TLD Snow White Extreme Cool Daylight 12000K

I've never seen these before. Would love to see how these look especially in a lineup against an 865, 880 and one of Kev's 17000k tubes :)
by Andy
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: not so free light bulbs - farmer laboratory
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: not so free light bulbs - farmer laboratory

She spends a concerningly short time going for a p1ss which doesn't appear to leave time for the washing of hands! :o
by Andy
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: fittings up for Grabs or going to be skipped
Replies: 12
Views: 1016

Re: fittings up for Grabs or going to be skipped

It's a grey sided Atlas Pop Pack with original choke - yours if you want it!
by Andy
Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: fittings up for Grabs or going to be skipped
Replies: 12
Views: 1016

Re: fittings up for Grabs or going to be skipped

If anyone is interested, there's two PP65 fittings - one just needs a new lampholder assembly at one end. There is also a 3ft Arrowslim. I also have a grey sided Atlas 5ft fitting free to a good home if anyone wants it!
by Andy
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: LED Panel vs. Fluorescent Mod
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: LED Panel vs. Fluorescent Mod

Just goes to show how stupid and easily led (excuse the pun) some people are with the hype surrounding LED technology. Nearly every lighting replacement scheme except one I saw a couple of weeks ago was a downgrade with at least half the light output and probably less than a tenth of the lifespan of...
by Andy
Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: SON/MV compatability
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: SON/MV compatability

Where I live there are quite a few 80w mercury lanterns still in service and for a number of years one stretch of road has got a number of 70w SON lamps installed in them and they are doing fine.
by Andy
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Dim F40W/AD when cold
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: Dim F40W/AD when cold

I have a few T12 tubes that can be quite dim to start with before reaching full brightness. My collection is stored in the loft which is very cold at this time of year so I notice this quite a bit. It tends to be the longer tubes and generally happens with those that contain less mercury. The 125w S...
by Andy
Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: What Colour is Northlight?
Replies: 5
Views: 575

Re: What Colour is Northlight?

Northlight and Artificial Daylight are two of my favourite fluorescent lamp colours. Northlight is 6200k @ 94 CRI and AD is 6500k @ 95 CRI with a bit of UV as Eliot says. AD would be my choice between the two for a windowless office but they are quite rare these days. Where I used to work I fitted S...
by Andy
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: Another LED bites the dust
Replies: 9
Views: 832

Re: Another LED bites the dust

It would be quite funny that they have died except from the fact that it is our tax money that is being spent on this garbage! :evil:
by Andy
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: Fitzgerald 8ft Twin Fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Fitzgerald 8ft Twin Fitting

I see, just seems a bit strange that they used two different chokes but I guess there is a good reason!

If you do get a chance to have a quick look Jonny that would be great!
by Andy
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: Fitzgerald 8ft Twin Fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Fitzgerald 8ft Twin Fitting

Thanks Tom! However I've now realised that I made a bit of a mistake. I had quite a few fittings out and wasn't paying proper attention :oops: and in fact the other ballast is actually just a regular Fitzgerald 100w choke without the series capacitor. Do you know if this is the standard setup? I'm a...
by Andy
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: Fitzgerald 8ft Twin Fitting
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Fitzgerald 8ft Twin Fitting

I have this twin 8ft Fitzgerald fitting and on the coverplate it states "This fitting must only be used with 8ft 100w tubes" However inside are two Tridonic EC 125 chokes that state 125w 240cm tubes. Each choke has a 7.2uf caps in series. To me these fittings are perfect for 125w tubes so ...
by Andy
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Luminaires
Topic: Superslim Battens
Replies: 7
Views: 1050

Re: Superslim Battens

I chose grey as that is the colour I am used to seeing these fitted with.

By the way where did you score these Superslims?
by Andy
Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: MBF v PL-C, what would you go with?
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: MBF v PL-C, what would you go with?

MBF would be my choice Rich!
As you say 60 GLS is a pretty standard lamp in an outdoor bulkhead so the 50w MBF is practically the same consumption for a lot more lumens.
by Andy
Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Actual circuit watts, HID lamps.
Replies: 7
Views: 1104

Re: Actual circuit watts?, what lamps really use!

Interesting to see these figures.
Some of the values are quite surprising and not as linear as expected!
by Andy
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: It gets worse, a whole lot worse!
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: It gets worse, a whole lot worse!

What a piece of shyte! :vomit
by Andy
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Colour changing LED lamp with inbuilt bluetooth speaker
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Colour changing LED lamp with inbuilt bluetooth speaker

This lamp has to be one of the most ridiculous inventions I have seen for a while. :roll: http://www.bltdirect.com/minisun-bc-rgb-led-dj-bulb-with-built-in-bluetooth-speaker-30-watt-alternative?utm_source=customers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Speaker+Light+Bulbs+November+2014+Gary&enti...
by Andy
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: ALDI LED "Pear" 10 watt bulb
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

Re: ALDI LED "Pear" 10 watt bulb

Still can't really see the point of LED in household lighting. If the 10w LED replaces 60w GLS it's no real improvement on most regular and much cheaper CFLs which provide the same amount of light at about 11 or 12 watts. When they can get a 60w GLS LED replacement down to about 5w or less than it m...
by Andy
Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Osram Colour 20 vs 25
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Osram Colour 20 vs 25

I recently lit a Thorn natural weiss deluxe and a weiss universal 25 side by side and there is quite a difference between the two. I thought the the deluxe was the nicer of the two.

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