HOME      GALLERY      HELP      SEARCH FORUM      LOGIN      REGISTER     
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 23, 2017, 12:10:42 AM

+  Gallery of Lights
|-+  Lanterns/Fixtures
| |-+  Vintage
| | |-+  Toronto in the 50s and 60s
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Toronto in the 50s and 60s  (Read 527 times)
joe_347V
Administrator
Professional lighting engineer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1019


Dat LPS...


View Profile WWW
« on: April 05, 2017, 12:54:35 AM »

I stumbled upon a photo series with a lot of Toronto night scenes taken in the 50s and 60s.

Check it out here

Note the still large number of incandescents in Toronto at the time and the relatively few MV installations.
Report to moderator   Logged

Brought to you by 347V Electric Ltd.

Tired of orange lights? Our all new Ceram-Arc Ceramic Metal Halide lamps are the solution. They even use up to a 1/3 less energy than our Orange 40™ lamps and the competing Seagull Vapour lamps.

Warning: Do not fold, spindle, and/or mutilate post(s).
Mike
Professional lighting engineer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1201


This Image Brought to You by: McCann Lighting Co.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 04:28:46 PM »

Love it! So much cool lighting and neon! I missed out on most of the neon stuff. I do vaguely remember a little bit of neon as a kid. Mainly those "OPEN" signs and indoor neon in stores. Not so much exterior neon. Most indoor neon was simply removed with no lighted replacement and those OPEN signs were superseded by LED ones. Pretty much all exterior neon was already fluorescent by the time I was born and now it's all on its way to LEDs.

BTW, the "sutton place" picture got my attention. Interestingly, there is a street named Sutton Place in Cranston lol. Only a small section of the road is actually called Sutton Place. The stretch of road is also called Humbert Ave and Columbus Blvd. The portion called Sutton has no power lines on it. All the houses are fed off the intersecting streets (the portion of street with no powerlines is Sutton and the rest of the street with the power lines is the part with the other names).
Report to moderator   Logged

ZarlogH46
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 19



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 10:04:47 AM »

It sure is a shame that future generations are never going to get to see stuff like this when LED has been uniformized and there is absolutely no variety in lighting technologies anymore.  Sad
Report to moderator   Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.15 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Want To Help Gallery Of Lights? Donate!