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by MissRiaElaine
Fri May 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

Looks good, well done that man :woohoo
by MissRiaElaine
Wed May 02, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

Yes, that's an idea, will give it some thought :D
by MissRiaElaine
Wed May 02, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Short Time Running Of Fluorescents
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

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 3:47 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

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 12:06 am
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

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 6:02 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

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 2:38 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

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 1:23 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

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 7:48 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

That looks good, hope we can achieve something close to it :woohoo
by MissRiaElaine
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

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 1:29 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

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...
by MissRiaElaine
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

I'm a professional smoke letter / filler. when it comes to letting the smoke out that's the easy part. capturing it requires a good pair of lungs and lightning fast reactions... and when it comes time to use said smoke to bring a thing back to life, you need the smoke, 1 middle finger and about 200...
by MissRiaElaine
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

Paul wrote:It's very much like the technique they use for putting fish farts in spirit levels. Collecting them first is the trickiest bit.. like the whisps of smoke! :rofl :rofl

Ah, I thought it must be something like that 8-)
by MissRiaElaine
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

Shame this didn`t have the original ballast in it, it would have been the old SOI beast!, I use to have one, but it failed on night, with a tiny popping sound, and a little wiff of smoke from the terminal block :cry: Always a problem when you let the smoke out :( What I've always wanted to know is ...
by MissRiaElaine
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

Looks good, that's given us a few ideas, thanks :D
by MissRiaElaine
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

ooh... and before I forget :) Looking good, we're in the middle of restoring a Thorn Beta 5, all the rewiring is done, we just need to spruce up the housing now, so the elbow grease will need to be brought out :o Awesome stuff!! I hope you're gonna share pictures when it's complete!! Beta 5's are o...
by MissRiaElaine
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Street Lighting
Topic: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!
Replies: 64
Views: 2008

Re: [repost] Amber minor restoration project!!

Looking good, we're in the middle of restoring a Thorn Beta 5, all the rewiring is done, we just need to spruce up the housing now, so the elbow grease will need to be brought out :o
by MissRiaElaine
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: 85w SO/H Gear?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: 85w SO/H Gear?

Slyspark wrote:I think we need a picture of that Philips one for the gallery! :)

I'm sure that can be arranged, watch this space..!

Edit: Done :D
by MissRiaElaine
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: 85w SO/H Gear?
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: 85w SO/H Gear?

Cheers, worry not however, just gone through my lantern collection and found an old Atlas Beta 5 with a leak transformer in it that lists 85w. It's now into it's 5th hour lit. Going to give it a good run as I want it to start again next time . The SO/H lamps are wonderful, aren't they :D I have a 6...
by MissRiaElaine
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Narva Quits The Fluorescent Market
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Re: Narva Quits The Fluorescent Market

[quote="Slyspark"] I hate to say it, but leave or no leave, it's too late now. All any of the lighting manufacturers want to produce is this LED crap, as they can sell the complete fitting for far more than the replacement lamps they would have sold, then sell the whole fitting to you agai...
by MissRiaElaine
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Narva Quits The Fluorescent Market
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

Re: Narva Quits The Fluorescent Market

Apparently, Narva is 'restructuring' and will no longer be producing fluorescent lamps of any kind. A real blow, as I order mine direct from Narva and they're bloody good lamps. Apparently they're going to concentrate on the LED market - explains why they've really been pushing LED every time I've ...
by MissRiaElaine
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: The End Of The CFL
Replies: 7
Views: 2929

Re: The End Of The CFL

It saddens me every time I see "Made in China" on something. I remember the days when we actually made things in the UK, now it all seems to be Chinese, and the quality is nowhere near what it used to be.
by MissRiaElaine
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Control Gear
Topic: Correct Capacitor List
Replies: 16
Views: 5201

Re: Correct Capacitor List

Paul wrote:Here's one for discharge circuits....


I have 20μF listed for my 35W SOX lamp, data from this site.
by MissRiaElaine
Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Lamps
Topic: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?
Replies: 13
Views: 3548

Re: Does anyone use indandescent GLS anymore?

I think the only place we still have one here is in a lava lamp, don't think LED's would get warm enough for that :lol:

Everywhere else is LED, apart from the bathroom which has a 28W 2D fitting. Looking to replace that at some point though.

Ria :woohoo

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