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by MissRiaElaine
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: High voltage cable/wire
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: High voltage cable/wire

It's not uncommon to see the control gear in older streetlights located in the base of the column, with the lamp on it's own at the top. I've certainly seen ignitors at the column base before. it's not that common now, but it was once the done thing. Wiring used to connect to the top of the fitting...
by MissRiaElaine
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: High voltage cable/wire
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: High voltage cable/wire

Thanks, that'll do nicely :D
by MissRiaElaine
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: High voltage cable/wire
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: High voltage cable/wire

Most internal wiring in HID luminaires and lanterns is done with heat resistant singles. Tri-rated switchgear cable would an ideal candidate as its available in several colours and heat resistant to 105C. 0.75mm or 1mm sq. would be suffecient in most circuits. Thanks, that gives me something to wor...
by MissRiaElaine
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: High voltage cable/wire
Replies: 6
Views: 144

High voltage cable/wire

Hi, does anyone know of a source of wire suitable for running between the ignitor and lampholder for HPS or MH lamps..? I've been told that ordinary wiring is unsuitable due to the HV pulse from the ignitor, which as you know can be anything up to 5kV.
by MissRiaElaine
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Correct Capacitor List
Replies: 20
Views: 6540

Re: Correct Capacitor List

Re the 35w SOX circuit, I believe the 20uF cap applies to the autoleak transformer ballast which is a magnetic beast and the 6-8uF applies to the modern slim ballast and ignitor setup. Could be, the Philips L4045 ballast I have for 45/60/85W SO/H or SOI/H lamps specifies 13µF so I suppose it all de...
by MissRiaElaine
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Correct Capacitor List
Replies: 20
Views: 6540

Re: Correct Capacitor List

MFL wrote:Here is the list from Vossloh-Schwabe capacitors
That lists 20µF for a 35W SOX lamp, yet other lists I've seen show 8µF. I am officially confuzzled.
by MissRiaElaine
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Correct Capacitor List
Replies: 20
Views: 6540

Re: Correct Capacitor List

Here's one for discharge circuits.... @Davy... the value for 400w SON seems to be different to the one you have listed. Is this down to a different circuit or gear? In the Thorn catalogue I looked at, it shows 2 x 25µF i.e. 50µF for 1000W MB/MBF, I didn't have those so used 1 x 20µF and 1 x 30µF, d...
by MissRiaElaine
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: An ode to SOX
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: An ode to SOX

Tom wrote:Haha love this! Good work and a befitting tribute to a SOX that got away!
Thanks Tom, Sammi is good at writing poems like this, I keep telling her she should get some published :)
by MissRiaElaine
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Death of a light bulb
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Death of a light bulb

Sorry to hear of your lamp's demise! I had a Mazda 5ft BC 80w warm white tube that I picked up NOS over 20 years ago that one day decided she wouldn't strike! What seems strange to the outside world is just how attached we become to our beloved lamps! There's a few lamps I'd be devastated to lose.....
by MissRiaElaine
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?
Replies: 22
Views: 4663

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Miss Cuddly wrote: Soon the only place you will find HID lamps is in our collections, and that will be a sad day as far as I'm concerned. :crying
Incandescent lamps too, come to that :crying
by MissRiaElaine
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?
Replies: 22
Views: 4663

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

The bans are government backed so I've been told, so I wouldn't expect anything to change. Unfortunately the market for traditional lighting technology is pretty much dead now. I work in electrical wholesale, and it's probably been two years now since I've seen anything other than LED specified for...
by MissRiaElaine
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?
Replies: 22
Views: 4663

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

SuperSix wrote:Halogens are already on the way out, banned by the end of the year.
They will never rest until all we can have is [censored] LED :x

They have taken incandescents, pretty much all discharge lighting, and now this :crying :crying :crying
by MissRiaElaine
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?
Replies: 22
Views: 4663

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

Hi, sorry for the delay, only just spotted this post. Do I detect a railway influence in your username..? :D We don't really have any incandescent lamps in general use, we tend to use halogens, although we do have a couple of LED GLS retrofits in the bedroom and the hall. Oh and there's a 28W 2D in ...
by MissRiaElaine
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Ballast for 14W t12 tube
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Ballast for 14W t12 tube

I have a couple of electronic ballasts for 14-35W T5 lamps, would one of those work..?

https://www.lighting-gallery.net/galler ... pid=141577
by MissRiaElaine
Fri May 18, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 5257

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

Looks good, well done that man :woohoo
by MissRiaElaine
Thu May 03, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 5257

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

Yes, that's an idea, will give it some thought :D
by MissRiaElaine
Wed May 02, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Short Time Running Of Fluorescents
Replies: 8
Views: 1634

Re: Short Time Running Of Fluorescents

The lights in my office before I left were on all day, it was a very dark location with virtually no daylight.
by MissRiaElaine
Wed May 02, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 5257

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

The L4045 might be a tight fit, you'd probably have to remote-ballast it. On the other hand, you wouldn't need that ignitor..!

A 60W SO lamp would look good in that fitting, though :D
by MissRiaElaine
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 5257

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

Looking good, that ballast will handle a 55W lamp as well, pity one of those wouldn't fit :P
by MissRiaElaine
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 5257

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

My main plan column-wise (haven't worked the ins and outs yet) was to get some 89mm OD 608 stainless pipe and have that either welded to a baseplate or bracketed to it and then get an outreach arm for a regular column and attach that to the top. then, run the cabling, wire the lantern and have a to...
by MissRiaElaine
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 5257

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

I'll be leaving it well alone now so the paint has time to harden and while I wait, I think I'll get round to designing a 1.8-2m column to mount it on. Yes. The end goal isn't deploying it outdoors, it's to make the world's best standing lamp without ruining a perfectly good amber minor!! That's ou...
by MissRiaElaine
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 5257

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

I'm also going to be wiring it up using the old British colour coding system (black = neutral, red = live and white for the ballasted line) because why the heck not!? Why not indeed, that's a good idea, I think we'll rewire ours, don't have any red/black wire though, where's the best place to get s...
by MissRiaElaine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 5257

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

That looks good, hope we can achieve something close to it :woohoo
by MissRiaElaine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 5257

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

TheSOXMania wrote: in fact, I wonder if you'd be able to mask around the label and just clear the ballast with some rust converting gel and then hit it with a coat or two of radiator enamel?
That's a thought, thanks :D
by MissRiaElaine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 5257

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

It's certainly looking good so far. We're about to start a thorough clean of the casting on our Beta 5. It's not too bad, but will need a couple of pots of elbow grease and a tin of Brasso to get it looking its best. I need to think about the best way of tackling the ballast though, it's looking dec...