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Title: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 05, 2012, 08:07:52 pm
Okay guys, this was inspired by something we did in my Algebra class to introduce ourselves. You say one thing that isn't true about you and two that are and you have to guess the one that is a lie.
The only rule is:
-You may post more than once (but not twice in a row)
I'll start:
1. My computer area is lit by a 40w 130v 3500 hour inside-frost A19 lamp that appears to be made by Philips but has a Sylvania base as I type this.
2. I like (to name a few of my hobbies) light bulbs, vacuum tube radios, almost anything electric, excavators, and many others
3. I got a Westinghouse Ov-25 yesterday
WHICH ONE IS THE LIE???
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 05, 2012, 09:22:39 pm
#2?

1. I like a girl named Olivia.
2. I have two brothers and a pet dog.
3. I don't like seafood besides clamcakes & chowder.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 06, 2012, 09:52:42 pm
You don't have two brothers
I WISH I had an OV25 (internally ballasted 400w MV.)


I have several metal halide lamps with the bases held in Yoplait cups as decorations/conversation pieces
I have painted a bathroom "Federal Green"
I live in an apartment
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 08, 2012, 06:22:20 pm
Correct... I have one brother and no pets what-so-ever.

I'm guessing #3 is a lie?

1. I lived in my Grandpa's apartment that he rents out for a year while my new house was being built.
2. Both my GE street lights looks the same, except one is smaller than the other and uses 225 fewer watts.
3. I am 5ft 5" tall.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 08, 2012, 09:13:26 pm
Yep, I don't live in an apartment!
You didn't live in your grandpa's apartment...
I like country music
I'd love to own an excavator someday
I've laughed so hard I've almost vomited
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 08, 2012, 09:50:31 pm
Actually, he did rent his appartment to us when our new house was being built.  #2 was the wrong one. Yes, my GE streetlights are pretty much different sized twins, but the smaller one (the M-250A) uses 300 watts less than the bigger one.

I'm guessing #1 is incorrect?

1. It's raining outside.
2. My favorite fluorecent color temperature is cool white
3. My middle name is Alexander.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 09, 2012, 01:48:38 pm
You're right:)
I'm stuck between 1 and 2 but I'll guess 2 because it's raining outside here...
1. My favorite florescent color is daylight deluxe, with cool white being a close second
My mercury vapor light has a broken diffuser
I LOVE HPS streetlights!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 09, 2012, 09:46:27 pm
Actually, my middle name is David. You were right though, it was pouring like crazy last night. Tonight is quiet though it was much cooler out today and will be for the remainder of the week. (lower 70s as highs this week) I personally like this time of year best. Not too hot and not cold yet. Low humidity too which is great. I like the 60s-70s with low humidity best for temperatures.

I'm going to guess #3 is incorrect. Daylight is a close second for me. When i see Daylight and cool white nest to each other, the cool white looks too warm but i feel warmer under cool white light than daylight. I don't particularly care for warm white or soft white fluorescent tubes though.

1. I like rock and heavy metal best.
2. Alaska is four hours behind where i live.
3. I don't need glasses for distance.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 10, 2012, 06:59:14 pm
I live somewhere in California
I think LED retrofit jobs for lighthouses are absolutely pathetic
I know someone who owns three excavators
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 10, 2012, 07:35:28 pm
you forgot to guess my last post (so i won't post them this time, but i will next time ;) )

I'm guessing #2 is incorrect... If so i agree to a degree. The LEDs in the fan in my room have worked very well a year-and-a-half and that's base up, which isn't good for LED or CFL lamps since the heat rises into the circut board compartment and overheats the electronics or severely dimming the LEDs.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 10, 2012, 07:59:04 pm
You don't need glasses
No, I live in the largest state in the US

My house was built in 1950
I love those old "SNAP!" light switches
I want a low-wattage (100w or less) mercury vapor ballast and bulb to convert a table lamp with a base that could hide a ballast to MV
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 10, 2012, 09:31:06 pm
well actually you repeated #3 LOL. You're right though #3 was wrong.

Is #1 wrong?

1. My house was finished in spring of 2003.
2. I live in the downtown area.
3. I have blue eyes.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on September 10, 2012, 09:57:10 pm
I don't think you live downtown :P

1. I have two cobraheads in my collection
2. I live in Ontario, Canada
3. My street is lit with 175w MV Powerlite B2227s.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 11, 2012, 09:33:24 am
Everyone WHSHES #3 was true!
There are 400w MV OV-25s lighting my street
I get up early
I have the strangest dreams sometimes
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 13, 2012, 05:51:54 pm
@ Joe; correct! I live in the suburb side of Cranston right before you get into Scituate which is rural for the most part. Scituate is where RI's biggest public water source is. Want to guess what it is? :P Ironically the company is called Providence Water even though the company and reservoir are both in Scituate, minutes from each other. Cranston is all suburban to the east of I-295 and urban everthing east of I-95 (and urban to the west for a couple miles too). West of I-295 is basically rural area that has slowly been developed into little neighborhoods, so it's turning into more of a suburban area, which is why there's a wider variety of mounting brackets in my area. As the area developed more and more, more streetlights were installed.


1. I used to live in Eastern Cranston when i lived in my old house.
2. I have always lived in Cranston (with the exception of living in my grandpa's apartment for a short while in Pawtucket).
3. The light in front of my house is a 50W HPS M-250R2 with a formed plastics lens and a dark gray 120V Fisher Pierce Sun-Tech photocell.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 13, 2012, 06:51:01 pm
number 3
I broke a GE MainLighter yesterday by accident
I got a dead Advance "Kool Koil" full power .8 amp rapid start ballast yesterday
I maintain the florescent  lights at my school
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on September 16, 2012, 05:20:58 pm
Number 1 :P

I have a BT 25 mercury lamp
My preheat ballast burnt out yesterday
My street is lit with Westy OV 15s
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 16, 2012, 08:56:14 pm
number 2 or 3
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 17, 2012, 11:02:45 am
I say 3. Isn't your street lit with Cooper-Crouse-Hinds OV-15? My street is lit by one T&B 113 at the beginning and the rest are M-250R2s.

1. My high school has all T8 fluorescents and i haven't found a single T12 yet and all the EXIT signs are now LED.
2. My school's library is lit by 175W MH full cut-off wallpacks aimed up for indirect lighting.
3. I walk to school since it's right down the street from me and there's no need to be bussed.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 17, 2012, 08:58:53 pm
Could be any of those...
I'd love to light my house with Daylight Deluxe florescents
I love 34w and 60w "Energy saver" florescent tubes
I think Sylvania "Cool White Plus" florescents are some of the best made these days
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on September 17, 2012, 09:18:41 pm
The second one,

One of my traffic lights has glass lenses
I live in downtown Toronto
MTO is the government agency that builds highways here
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on September 18, 2012, 12:13:51 am
The second one is a lie?

1. I have a truck
2. I live in Michigan
3. I have a lawn mowing business
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 18, 2012, 02:25:50 pm
# 1 is a lie?

1. My M-250A is from October 1967 (same age as my mom).
2. My M-400's date code is "CJ" and came from Columbia, South Carolina.
3. I'm getting an M-250R2 next week. :D
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 18, 2012, 08:33:02 pm
number 2?
I have strange dreams all the time
I might (just MIGHT) get several F20T12 preheat and trigger start striplights from one person, and/or an F40T12 shoplight with a Warm White Sylvania LifeLine and a cool white Westy balckender from another!
I've never had a Westy blackender before
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 19, 2012, 04:27:59 pm
(Number three was wrong) I'm guessing your number three was wrong?

1. I like cheesecake.
2. My favorite color is blue
3. I'm going to relamp my cousin's late grandpa's F40T12 preheat shoplites in his garage the next time i visit them (whenever that is...)
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on September 19, 2012, 10:00:00 pm
3 is wrong  :P

I'm currently waiting for the bus right now. The bus stop has HPS lights.
My 1000w MV bulb burnt out last night
I have a 1000w MH ballast in my collection
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 19, 2012, 10:55:03 pm
Hopefully not number 2...
I'm guessing 1 or 3...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 20, 2012, 02:53:11 pm
@ Joe: No it's not! :P :o I've been talkign about it forever! LOL BTW i hate cheesecake. (Yuck! LOL) Is your #2 wrong?

1. I have no homework tonnight. Yay!
2. I'm having turkey loaf for supper (yeah sounds weird; it's just meatloaf with turkey and gravey instead of hamburg).
3. One of the LEDs in my ceiling fan in my room is dead.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 20, 2012, 08:15:27 pm
number 3?
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on September 20, 2012, 11:40:02 pm
Hehehe I don't even have a 1000w MV bulb but I was waiting for the bus under HPS wallpacks and I do have a 1000w MH ballast :P

@Mike, I guess the third one?

My R47 currently has a medium base 100w MV lamp inside
I currently prefer using Sylvania incandescents
My window leaks when it rains.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 21, 2012, 08:00:57 pm
Number 3
I got a 400w MV Powr/Bracket today!
My house has lots of florescent lighting
I have a 175w MV light in my backyard
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on September 22, 2012, 03:54:15 pm
Yep number 3 is right. I'm guessing the first one is wrong?

I have ten cobraheads in my collection
I only have 1 BT 25 merc lamp
I converted my wraparound from T8 to T12 over the summer
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 22, 2012, 08:03:52 pm
1 or 2
I got FIVE pre-EcoLux GE 34w Watt-Misers today! Normally I'd never grab those but they were free and would have been thrown out so I felt sorry for them and saved them. 
I helped clean up/gut a house a friend's daughter is moving into. 
I have a /DX bulb in my yard light
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on September 24, 2012, 09:19:51 pm
Three is wrong?

I have a incandescent traffic light made by GE.
I bought a new streetlight today.
My oldest MV lamp is from 1964.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 24, 2012, 09:27:08 pm
Could be any but I'm going to hazard a guess that it's #2
I got a new yardblaster yesterday
I got a bunch of 130v 5000 hour bulbs in various wattages along with some vintage 12v bulbs yesterday
Today I got a bunch of light socket adapters like Y adapters and those screw in plug adapters.  Some are so old they aren't even polarized!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on September 25, 2012, 09:41:27 pm
Yep number 2 is right.

The gull has yet to post in this thread.
MV ballasts were banned on January 1, 2008.
The shoebox thread has 80 comments on it.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 28, 2012, 07:37:51 pm
Number 2, weren't they banned at the END of 2008?
I'm getting a vintage shoplight
I'm in the process of bringing home two cases worth of warm white MainLighters
All of the circline adapters I have work flawlessly
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 29, 2012, 07:09:02 pm
@ Joe; i say number one.
@ Andy; nope his number two is correct. I think new probe start MH fixtures were banned too though oddly enough they still allow the ballasts to be made... I'll guess you're number 3 is wrong.

1. I find my world history one honors class SOOOOOOOOOOOOO hard! If it wasn't for one reason i'd switch to a regular world history one class.
2. I am allowed to have the one lamp F40T12 fixture i was talking about before as long as my cousin's grandma allows me to.
3. I lost the original ballast to my closet light!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 29, 2012, 07:33:25 pm
Number 3....
Following the theme of F20T12 trigger start striplights, 1. I got one today! 2.It has a Universal trigger start  ballast for one F20T12, F15T12, F14T12, or F15T8 lamps that hums loudly but instant starts every time. 3. It has a Westy blackender in it!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 29, 2012, 09:45:34 pm
#3 is wrong for you as well? Funny, my closet light originally had a ballast just like yours. What's the date? (there should be a code like "A03" stamped on the back of the ballast, which would mean "January 2003".

1. Next week will be just my second full week of school this school year.
2. I will be old enough to get my permit in a little over a year and a half.
3. I have brown hair and blue eyes.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 29, 2012, 10:39:30 pm
1 or 3
I wired up my striplight already
I picked up one of my new MainLighters yesterday
I'm getting a 75w slimline fixture! Yay!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on September 29, 2012, 11:14:39 pm
I' m guessing number 3?

I have a 175w MV streetlight.
I bought a bunch of HID lamps at Lowe's on saturday.
I replaced a ballast for a F20 striplight recently.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 30, 2012, 09:45:33 am
yep, number 3...I wish tho...
for you it's one or three
I'm listening to Lady Gaga asI type this.
I already ate breakfast.
My new striplight is lit
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 30, 2012, 10:20:20 am
number one for you Andy? BTW, if i can change the ballasts in my grandpa's shop i'll definetly send you a slimline ballast! I think they're mostly 2 lamp ballasts with a couple one lamp ballasts.

1. Friday i got the fourth industrial fluorescent light (with pluger bi-pin sockets) from my grandpa! I'm using my Westinghouse AGRO-LITE lamps until i can get some Sylvania Cool White Plus lamps.
2. Only a month until Halloween!
3. It's been a rainey weekend here. It was dry yesterday but cool and cloudy.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on September 30, 2012, 01:05:14 pm
Number one for me. :P and I guess number 1 for you Mike?


Crouse Hinds made traffic lights before they were bought by Cooper
My new 4 way traffic light will arrive on Monday.
We had DONT WALK/WALK crosswalk lights in the 70s.


Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 30, 2012, 02:34:05 pm
@ Joe; unfortunatly that's correct. :( He doesn't want to give it up yet since it's his "spare" light in case one in the garage goes wrong. Maybe one day i can ask if i can change out the three in the garage too and get all four. O_O My grandpa said "You can inherrit them." He was genuine when he said it, but it made me feel badly that he's thinking so neggatively like that. :( Kida makes me almost not want the lights. :-\ I know he didn't mean it like he said it so that makes me feel a little better about what he said...

Anyways, you #2 is wrong?

1. My answer for "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" is the egg since it's a breakfast food and breakfast comes before lunch and dinner. :P ;D
2. I'm STILL working on my World History poste for the Battle of Marathon! >:( :(
3. I changed out all the faux NEMA tags on my wall with new-and-improved NEMA tags that i got custom made from FastSigns.com.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on September 30, 2012, 02:41:52 pm
Yep  number 2 :P, number 3 for you then?

My 1kW ballast burnt out :(
I only have two spare mogul lampholders.
My traffic light still has the original glass lenses.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 30, 2012, 04:29:39 pm
i hope your #1 is wrong!

1. I go to my dad's parent's house almost every friday.
2. My initials are MNM.
3. I can't find any store that sells Sylvania DESIGN 50 lamps. :(
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on September 30, 2012, 06:02:42 pm
Yep, luckily my 1kW ballast is still as good as new :D. I guess your number one is wrong?

1. I only have one LPS ballast.
2. I have a 75w MV lamp but I don't have the ballast for it.
3. I recently won an auction for a Westinghouse 100w /W cleartop.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 30, 2012, 06:14:44 pm
Nope, #2 is wrong. I guess i can't expect you to know my middle name anyways lol.

is your #3 wrong? If not i'll be expecting the lamp anytime now. ;D (just kidding lol)

1. The M-250R2 in front of my house started up weird tonight. ???
2. The world history poster still isn't done yet (GRRRRRRRRRR)
3. My closet light's lamp started sizzling and it's super black on the ends an no longer lights.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 30, 2012, 06:36:23 pm
#2
I'm finding lots of warm white florescent tubes lately!
There's actually a possibility my Advance HPF F40T12 ballast isn't dead...
I had a metal halide lamp EXPLODE last night!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on September 30, 2012, 08:54:17 pm
nope this time number three is wrong. Thankfully the closet light works fine after i reversed the ends the lamp was inserted. If i keep getting trouble I'm going to put the trigger start ballast back in though.

Yeah the M-250R2 in front of my house came on as usual then it shut off and did a hot restricke after a couple minutes of being on and warmed up again. At first i thought the lamp was starting to cycle but since it was cloudy i decided the photocell probably sensed light though a break in the clouds and shut off and then came back on...

Your number 3 is wrong?
1. I'm in bed now as i type this.
2. My grandpa found his box of starters!
3. I'm reading a book called Crocodile Tears, from the Alex Rider series and i really like the book!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 01, 2012, 02:15:31 am
Yep mike #1 for me was a lie. ..i own a car

Now Im guessing #2 is a lie?

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1. I have a bunch of Halloween lights set up outside
2. There is a 75W slimline fixture over my head on a timer that will wake me up in the morning
3. My cat is black
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 01, 2012, 10:00:02 am
3
It's just getting light outside now
I'm about to eat breakfast
I'm getting a 1KW merc soon
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 01, 2012, 11:42:24 am
Correct! Wow you Guys are good

 ill guess that #2 is a lie

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1. Im sitting outside
2. I have a girlfriend
3. I have 3 snowblowers
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 01, 2012, 07:38:59 pm
WRONG! I WISH I was getting a 1000w merc...
I dunno, could be any of those...
My two (out of many that I haven't brought home yet) warm white MainLighters  just glow dim orange at the ends, in the NPF and then HPF fixtures I tested them in.  Time for the electronic IS ballast!
It's very windy today!
I found a few cool white MainLighter lamps too!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on October 01, 2012, 11:35:09 pm
is your #3 wrong? If not i'll be expecting the lamp anytime now. ;D (just kidding lol)

Well, I wish I'd won an auction for a 100w cleartop. :P

I'm guessing your #3 is wrong?

I put a new screen protector on my phone last night.
The incandescent lamps in my traffic light are starting to blacken
The MH ballast I used last night has a metal cased cap.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on October 02, 2012, 03:50:30 pm
#2?

1. I've felt rather depressed the past few days...
2. I have yet ANOTHER world history poster to do, though it's an in-class project.
3. I'm allergic to peanut butter.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 02, 2012, 09:17:19 pm
yep #2 lie
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 02, 2012, 09:22:42 pm
No Idea Mike...
I helped reroof a friend's house today
I have four florescent ballasts
I have a Westy Blackender
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on October 03, 2012, 12:27:53 am
I guess number 1

I have a 18w LPS fixture.
I also have a LED fluorescent retrofit.
I have a GE "cereal bowl" traffic light reflector from the 1940s.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 03, 2012, 10:17:03 am
Number 2 or 3
I mounted my striplight yesterday in my bedroom
I got a cool white lamp for it
I'm considering converting it to preheat
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 03, 2012, 10:00:26 pm
#2 lie for both Joe and Gesoftwhite

---------

1. There is a 100W HPS on my street
2. Phone battery is 75%
3. Found a wraparound F40 fixture todAy
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 04, 2012, 06:53:54 pm
No idea...
There's a possibility I might run a friend's excavator soon...
I have a /DX mercury lamp
I have several bulbs as decorations
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on October 07, 2012, 01:29:24 pm
I have a 18w LPS fixture.
I also have a LED fluorescent retrofit.  Yep number 2 for me
I have a GE "cereal bowl" traffic light reflector from the 1940s.

I guess number 1 for you?

I have a burnt out tulamp ballast since I ran 34w lamp with it last night.
I have a E-26 to GU-10 adapter.
I don't have a clamp on ammeter. :/
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on October 07, 2012, 02:15:02 pm
i hope it's #1 for you Joe. :(

1. I have a Besam automatic door decal.
2. I wish i could find out where i can buy NOS older automatic door decals that don't have the company's logo on them.
3. Stanley automatic door decals are the least common here.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on October 08, 2012, 01:39:42 am
Yep number 1 is false, I don't have a tulamp ballast or any of those 34w tubes. :P

I guess number 3 is false for you?

I have a LED ped module with a fried driver.
I also have a 12" green and amber LED module.
All my traffic lights are incandescent though.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on October 08, 2012, 04:01:22 pm
Yeah #3 for me was false. Stanley automatic door decals are the most common here. Horton Automatics decals are the least common here. I have four of the latter being shipped to me sometime this week too. ;D I'm in the process of getting some Stanley decals and i haven't heard from Besam or NABCO/Gyro-Tech yet though. It is a holiday in the US today though so i was actually surprised to hear from any of the four today.

1. Horton automatics decals are the ones that say "AUTOMATIC DOOR KEEP MOVING" on them.
2. The yellow "AUTOMATIC CAUTION DOOR" tags are used basically by all automatic door companies. (In a way it's like how all light manufacturers use the same refractor footprint for small cobraheads)
3. My brother was born in November.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 08, 2012, 07:10:54 pm
1 or 3
I ended up running a friend's excavator
I was at the house I'm getting my vintage shoplight from this weekend
I wrote my name in concrete over the weekend
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 08, 2012, 11:01:58 pm
Ahem*! No one guessed mine :P

Anyways i guess #3
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on October 08, 2012, 11:06:36 pm
No one guessed mine too T_T , well I guess #3 for Andy's, #2 for Mike, and #2 for Aaron.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 09, 2012, 10:00:46 am
WRONG!!! FOOLED YA! ;D
No, I actually have yet to run an excavator (though that will eventually change)
The sun is just rising now and it's beautiful
There's an (albeit quite slim) chance that the old friend's house I'm getting my vintage shoplight from will be demolished when I'm around to watch (that is if they don't tear it down by hand) (and maybe that's when I'll learn to run an excavator)
I am getting a 75w slimline fixture this weekend
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 09, 2012, 12:26:42 pm
Fooled you! It was #1 for the lie...no streetlights in my subdivision

As for mike #3 and Joe #2?
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Me
1. This morning my car would not start
2. The 1Kw MH lamp.i have will not start
3. There is a bunch of leaves in the yard
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 09, 2012, 07:54:20 pm
Not sure, hope if number 1 was true you weren't late for work or school or something...
Why are we forgetting to guess? This time you didn't guess mine...
Anyway...
I LOVE concrete buildings (like I said yesterday on LG) over modern groovy glass and stainless steel ones.
I'm not planning to meet up with the friend who has three excavators and maybe I'll end up running one...
I got a vintage 15w Sylvania bulb today.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 09, 2012, 08:56:49 pm
#2 was a lie for me , and yes my car didn't start...my mom moved it earlier in the morning and left the headlights on  :8)  the neighbor was nice and gave me a jump!

#2 lie for Gesoftwhite

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1. my computer runs Linux
2. I have the Samsung Galaxy note phone
3. the sylvana quicktronic dimmable electronic ballast in my wraparound failed today 
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on October 09, 2012, 09:11:24 pm
aaron's right, my brother was born October 14th...

As for Andy; #2 is a lie?
Aaron, your number 3 is wrong?

1. NGrid did the T8 changeout at my grandpa's shop. :( The old lights (except for the preheater) were all reused. The troffers got those two lamp retro-fit things and the 8ft strips got T8 ballast channel covers with the ballast on the cover.
2. NGrid didn't do the changeout yet at my grandpa's shop; the lights are still there as of now.
3. Blue is my favorite color.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 09, 2012, 09:28:09 pm
correct! would be bummed if it did fail!

#1 wrong for Mike

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1. The dog got into the garbage today
2. Got a laptop today
3. Didn't find any lights today
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 09, 2012, 09:44:05 pm
number 3 for Aaron...
I strongly dislike porta-potties
I strongly dislike televised sports
I brought home my vintage shoplight today!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 09, 2012, 10:48:40 pm
False..its actually #2 didn't get a laptop and never owned one

Im guessing #2

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1. The street i live on dead ends
2. The light in my backyard is 100W PSMH but i stuck a damaged 100W Sylvnania MV in it
3. The neighbor 2 doors down has a MV bucket light with a BT MV
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on October 09, 2012, 10:53:10 pm
Mike: I hope it's number 1 O_o
Andy: I guess number 1 too.
Aaron: I guess it's number 2.

As for mine it was actually number 1, I do have a LED ped module with a fried driver.


1. I have a 35w HPS tallpack and a 100w MV yardlight on my house.
2. I run medium based lamps in my R47 with a socket adapter.
3. My street is lit with FCO 70w HPS AEL 115s.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 09, 2012, 10:55:55 pm
Joe, yours is probably 3
No, YOU WERE WRONG! I still haven't brought home my new-vintage shoplight yet...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 09, 2012, 11:03:59 pm
Joe=Wrong! it is actually #3...no one in my sub has a MV bucket on their house with BT MV lamp

Joe # 1 wrong?
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1. There is all pine trees in my yard except for 2
2. The trash pickup is tomorrow morning
3. i have 10 email accounts
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 09, 2012, 11:28:00 pm
Number 3 for Joe
I never really cared for bulldozers
My first experience up close with a mercury vapor light was the 175w MV (McGraw Edison with a /DX Westy LifeGuard lamp???) bucker light on my godparent's garden shed.  Someday if they replace it or if MV area lights are outlawed in their area, I'd like to get it.
Someday I want to find a Sansui, Fisher, Matantz, or Lafayette vacuum tube AM/FM stereo receiver.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on October 13, 2012, 12:53:49 pm
Mine was number 3, I guess number 3 for Aaron and number 1 for Andy?

My laptop has a 13" screen.
My camera has a high powered zoom for closeups of streetlights.
My cell phone is a old Nokia flip phone.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 13, 2012, 05:58:12 pm
Yep, you're right Joe...
Could be any of yours but I'm guessing 1 or 3

I know many people who are electricians.
I ran an excavator today for the first time.
Today I helped a friend move into a new house.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on October 16, 2012, 05:03:42 pm
Mine is number 3, I'm guessing number 2 for you.

I have a 75w MV lamp.
I also have four T17 sockets.
I have a Westy MV lamp.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 16, 2012, 07:49:10 pm
I'm guessing #2?
I have five working 22w preheat circline adapters
I have a Westy blackender
I might bring home some more MainLighters soon.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 17, 2012, 11:39:41 pm
Yep #3 lie for me

#1 for andy and # 1 for Joe

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1. Daylight is my favorite color temp
2. I use my smartphone most of the time on here
3. Warm white /soft white is my favorite
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 18, 2012, 10:09:14 am
WRONG! It's the westy blackender
I'm guessing number 1 for you Aaron because your 8' slimline fixtures have warm white lamps (most, brightest fixtures)
I really don't care that much for halophosphate warm white, although I have lots of warm white florescents
I brought home another MainLighter but have yet to test it.
I have a 400w Westy LifeGuard
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on October 18, 2012, 04:30:11 pm
@ Joe; thankfully, yes #1 is false. He told me they never got back to him and he mentioned the odds of me doing the changeout for him are high. :D T12 and T8 slimlines use identical sockets, right? I know with the troffers I'll have to shunt the sockets, but do the slimline sockets need to be modified at all? During X-mas break I'll be going to work with him. I'll be looking at the fixtures to see how many ballasts are needed as well as how many additional lights are needed (and I'll be getting pics too of course!). I'll also need to make some "jumpers" to shunt the RS sockets for the new IS ballasts. I know PS would be a much better alternative, but i know upfront cost is a key issue in this case.

1. There was a pep ralley today at my school.
2. It's going to rain tomorrow.
3. My school has pep ralleys once a month.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 18, 2012, 08:11:19 pm
Hopefully it's 2
Nobody guessed my last one...
I now have 3 GE MainLighter lamps
I have a ballast issue in one of my shoplights
I broke my 50s Westy by accident
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 19, 2012, 02:24:55 pm
Yes just change where the power goes..to the ballast not lamphholders first
Good price here but you need 4 lamp version? http://www.ballastshop.com/b232punvhp-a.html
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 20, 2012, 06:53:09 pm
Nobody is guessing mine... :8)
I fired up one of my new MainLighter lamps
I went to the post office
I brought home three more MainLighter lamps yesterday
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on October 30, 2012, 02:50:33 pm
# 2 andy?

@ Aaron, the link never loaded unfortunatly. :( Yeah, i'd need four lamp ballasts, hopfully less than 20 bucks a piece. I can get 4 lamp IS ballasts for about 12 bucks per ballast.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on October 30, 2012, 09:27:01 pm
Rather delayed but yes  #1 lie for me and its correct what you guessed Andy

side note: it it just me or is this game super disorganized?

Andy ill guess both of yours ..

most recent # 2 lie?

older one from October 18: # 2 lie?
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mine:
1. There is about 5 fillings i had in my mouth Monday
2. my cat gets dizzy when i spin him in the chair
3. There has been sunshine all week
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 31, 2012, 10:07:25 pm
No it's 3 for the recent one and the other one
1. There was a tsunami warning in my area on Saturday night which disrupted a slumber party at a friend's house I was at and when we evacuated to high ground I ran into the three guys who are currently living in the house I'm getting that vintage shoplight from
2. There was a crescent moon that night
3. Even before we were told why we had to leave I figured it was a tsunami warning...it happens when you live by the ocean...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on November 01, 2012, 02:03:16 pm
#1 lie

1. The battery in my car has issues
2. I've held.mercury with a glove on
3. This is my favorite game
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 01, 2012, 07:07:11 pm
@ Aaron, is Number 3 a lie? :P

1. I'm currently working on two Common Tasks (they're city mandated essays/reports that all students taking the same class must complete at the same time too, usually in two class periods).
2. World History 1 is my only honors class and it's super hard.
3. The lamp in my preheat shoplite shattered when i flicked the switch! The starter when "ping ping" then the ballast buzzed really loud abnormally, the lamp flashed all crazy tones of blue, purple, and orange until the ends got really black and the you heard this big "POOF" sound with phosphor powder floating through the air and glass everywhere! I'm not really sure what happened but the light no longer works. :'(
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 01, 2012, 08:10:29 pm
Hopefully not 1 for Mike, but if so maybe that dead starter was the one warning sign?
I'm guessing 3 for Aaron...
Nope there really was a major tsunami warning in my area, luckily nothing happened. It was really 2.
The person who used to own the house I'm getting that vintage shoplight from is my US History teacher
I broke a CFL today by accident.
I'm listening to "Running on Empty" by Jackson Browne as I type this..
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 02, 2012, 03:56:34 pm
Yes, thankfully the shoplite is fine. :D I'd be devistated if it wasn't, though i wouldn't be surprised if it decides to quit, given its age...

#1 for you?...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 02, 2012, 06:03:18 pm
No it's 2...
During that tsunami warning someone I know asked me "still want to run an excavator now?"
The weather here was rainy this morning, now it's partly cloudy.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 07, 2012, 11:45:59 pm
I need a 3 for that last post, but I'll just start over...
I'll likely not be getting that vintage shoplight soon since the (I think last) tenants have moved out of that house and it wil be demolished tomorrow... >:(
I spent part of my childhood on this boat: http://sewardcitynews.com/2012/07/vessel-sinks-overnight/ (sorry I can't figure out how to make it a link so you'll have to just copy and paste it into your address bar)
When I learned of the above soggy misfortune I was incredibly saddened...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on November 14, 2012, 11:17:36 pm
#2 is a lie for me..

#1 lie for Andy?

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1. Relamped everything burned out at work today
2. The weather is  cold
3. There is not an alien in my back yard

Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 15, 2012, 08:26:36 pm
Number 1 for you and yes you were correct on mine
I will be helping a friend move into a house and get it fixed up
I ran an excavator for the first time last week
I haven't got anything lighting-related in the last few days
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on November 22, 2012, 02:53:45 pm
Yeah,  unfortunately someone else does the relamping at work and replacing bad ballasts

#3 for you?

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1. Have a bunch of new high CRI Philips lamps
2.  working from 7:45 pm to 7:30 am (on 11/22/12)
3. I have a fishtank with preheat F15T8 lamps
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 22, 2012, 03:48:40 pm
Hopefully not #2 for you, mine was actually #3.
I'm getting my vintage industrial shoplight any day now, I removed it from it's original location yesterday and will be bringing it home soon
I want to mount it on my bathroom ceiling
I use HID lamps as decorations/modern art too.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on December 01, 2012, 05:34:25 pm
It's been awhile, so in order to bring this topic back up...
I tested my .8A Advance ballast and it works!
My GE BonusLine ballast has a minor tar leak but nothing serious...
It's snowing like crazy at the moment...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on December 01, 2012, 11:00:50 pm
#2?

I have a subway map in my room as a poster
I pricked myself cleaning up lamp bases this morning
My 400w MH ballast arrived today
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on December 02, 2012, 10:37:05 am
Nah I haven't tested the assumed-dead Advance ballast yet, however the ballast in my shoplight does have a tar leak...
I'm guessing #2 for you, and I hope #3 is going to work very well for you!
I've had the song "My Sharona" by the Knack stuck in my head for weeks.
I might spray-paint the top of my shoplight bright neon florescent day-glo yellow.
I have a 1950s Westinghouse  60w incandescent bulb.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on December 02, 2012, 01:40:09 pm
Wrong it was #3, I don't have a 400w MH ballast, I'm not sure why you're so interested in me getting one though. I hope it's not #2 for you......

I'm typing this from school right now.
I walked to school today.
The room I'm in uses 3500K F17T8 lamps.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on December 02, 2012, 05:12:27 pm
It WAS #2...some people HATE that song though...someone I know thinks it and "Simply Irresistable" are the worst songs ever...
I just keep hoping you can get the proper ballast for all your vintage 400w MV lamps :)
How can you be in school? You still in college or something? Could be #1 or#2, but I think it's #3...
I might end up painting the top of my rescued shoplight florescent Day-Glo yellow temporarily...
I don't have any 8' slimline fixtures, ballasts, or lamps
I get migrane headaches from half-wave LED Christmas lights and rectifying florescents..
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on December 05, 2012, 12:56:34 am
Well, it was number 2...I took the subway to school that day. :P And yeah I'm in college so I'm at school at odd times. I'm guessing number 1 for you?

College in Canada is usually called university since college here usually refers to a community college.
Shipping to Canada is a pain sometimes because of the high shipping charges.
I bought a traffic light online once.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on December 05, 2012, 09:01:01 pm
We're getting dumped on as far as snow is concerned
I have a 40KW generator at my house
I've had to walk up lots of stairs to 96 feet above sea level to the top of a lighthouse to get cell reception to make a call
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on December 08, 2012, 09:15:47 pm
#3

I bought a new soldering iron because my old one broke.
My traffic light is from Crouse Hinds.
We've yet to have heavy snow here.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on December 09, 2012, 06:57:15 pm
No, it was 2. Currently I'm on 2 or 3 Kw but soon there will be a 10Kw diesel...
I'm guessing #3?
I've been killing snowmen with four-wheelers lately and will be killing more later today
I'd be interested in driving a semi truck
I love it when people scream at the TV during football games
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on December 10, 2012, 01:54:46 am
#2 for me, my traffic lights are all Econolite and GE which you can see pictured in my gallery

#1 for you

I've ordered some more NEMA tags on Saturday.
I broke the window on one of my PCs.
I finally ordered a 400w MH ballast which blew my budget for the week so I have to skip a few meals.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on December 11, 2012, 11:11:54 am
I bet you're pulling my leg on #3...it was #3 for me as well...
I have 3 400w MH ballasts
I finally grabbed the rest of those MainLighters
I don't have any 400w MV lamps
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on December 18, 2012, 08:22:02 pm
Seems this needs to be made popular again so...
the ballast in my Sears shoplight died last night with a nasty smell and sparks and smoke to boot.
I have nine spare GE MainLighters, not counting the three in use.
I've discovered that if you must tape florescent tubes together (even I don't endorse it but ya gotta do what ya gotta do sometimes) electrical tape works the best because it likes to shrink, thus holding the tubes together securely for transporting.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on December 26, 2012, 10:44:08 pm
number1 is a lie.

1. i have a old CGE clock
2. I bought 53W halogens today and put them in the basement lights.
3. I bought fuse holders for the two fluorescents.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on December 27, 2012, 12:03:10 am
#1 or #3...
I fired up a 400w coated MH tonight in one of my Lithiona Hi-Tek highbays which I put a new cord on
I also tested a clear Sylvania MetalArc
It was previously wired up in a very laughable way with Romex...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on January 13, 2013, 11:49:31 pm
Let's make this popular again...
I'm doing some drywall work in my house
I found a pair of cool white Westy blackenders yesterday along the side of the road that look NOS and came with a preheat industrial unit that still works!
Someday I want to buy a four-wheeler...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: A_lights on January 19, 2013, 08:59:30 pm
#2 lie?

1. my phone broke after 3 months yesterday (samsung galaxy note) they then gave me a new one free
2. broke an 8 foot lamp on accident today
3. listening to music
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on January 22, 2013, 01:31:41 am
2 lie?

1. I had school on Monday.
2. I found a broken CFL today, I guess my router crushed it when it fell over.
3. MV light burnt out.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on January 22, 2013, 09:35:20 pm
Hope it's not #2 for Aaron or #3 for Joe...I'm guessing #1 lie for Joe if Martin Luter King Day is celebrated in Canada (is it?) and and #1 for Aaron is the lie?
The room I'm in is lit by three florescent lights with .8 amp ballasts
I'd like to buy a pretty good-sized four-wheeler someday
My Advance .77 amp ballast doesn't like 34w lamps and they trip the thermal protector.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on February 15, 2013, 07:50:23 pm
Haven't played this in awhile today so...
Most of the 4' florescent tubes I have are GEs
I have a pair of Westy Econ-O-Watt tubes
I strongly disklike country music
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on February 15, 2013, 08:23:20 pm
If #3 is true i totally agree, though i'm thinking #2 is the lie?

-  I have one week of vaction. YEAH!!!!
- I have to do another huge world histroy project, though it's not due until near Memorial Day.
- The second sentence is false
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on February 15, 2013, 09:20:56 pm
Indeed Mike is right...
I'd guess #2 or #3?
I have weird dreams all the time, many involving tsunamis...
I have a pair of Norelco F40CWs
I have my driver's permit
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on February 21, 2013, 07:05:57 pm
It's #3, I HATE wolrd hitsory! I hate it so much that i didn't spell it right lol.

Well, since you're my age i know #3 is the lie.

1. Joe will be my first McCann Lighting customer (and probably the last for a while lol)
2. I will be making two identical 2X F13T5 shoplites that follow the same color scheme as my restored preheat industrial fixture, Joe will be buying one and I'm keeping the second.
3. I just got some automatic door decals today! They're round 6" NABCO/GyroTech ones. There's a black arrow on one side with a green border and the GyroTech logo (there used to be "IN" or "OUT" under the arrow where the logo is but they removed it in favor for free advertising. :8) ) and the other side is a "do not enter" face, again with the gyrotech logo.



It seems that all the automatic door companies have put logos on their decals. Besam, Stanley, GyroTech, and Horton Automatics, though Horton has just "HORTON AUTOMATICS" in tiny print at the bottom and has always had that. Besam totally redesigned their logo and smeared their logo huge on both sides of the decal and i really hate it. The older version of their decal is my all-time favorite and is pictured in my gallery. The Horton Automatics decals are in my gallery too. I still kinda like the Gyro-Tech ones but i wish they had kept the traditional "IN" and "OUT" designations. So far, stanley is the only one to keep them, and i have failed at any attempt the get some.

I really hope to someday come across some unused Gyro tech decals with the old "IN" and "OUT" designations, but since they're no longer made that way, odds are slim. Plus i refuse to pay for stickers, so i usually jump around from distributor to distributor saying how i've searched the earth for so-and-so's automatic door decals to replace my damaged door decals at my store and was wondering if you can send me two enterance decals and two exit decals free of charge to my residential address. Sometimes it works, but other times they say they have to charge me. PArticularly Besam distributors. Apparently Besam charges their distributors for the stickers so in turn, the fee is passed on. Seems stupid to charge $15 for a round vinyl sticker. :8)

The GyroTech ones are $4 each but the guy said he'd send my four free of charge (i guess he wanted to make a good impression so I'd call them if i ever need service for my so called "automatic doors" at my so called "store"? lol). The horton automatics decals were free anyways and they sent me a whole slew of them. I'll have to start nagging stanley distributors across the board again lol. Stanly is trickey becuase they don't list distributors on their website, i have to hunt online for them lol.

I'm also thinking of contacting Hubbel or GE or cooper or all three for some NEMA tags... I already asked AEL and it wasn't too easy to convince them to send me the tags lol.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on February 21, 2013, 09:00:50 pm
#3?
Actually, at fourteen you can get your diver's permit in Alaska!
The gym at my school is lit with MH highbays
Most of the florescent tubes in my collection are warm white
I'm listening to "When it's Love" by Van Halen
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on March 23, 2013, 08:50:48 pm
I have lots of 400w MH lamps
I have a 400w MV lamp
I recently got lots more warm white GE Mainlighters
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on April 12, 2013, 10:18:38 am
I'm finishing up a science fair project on what type of artificial light best stimulates plant growth
I got an old (photo safelight?) yesterday
My house was built in 1929
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on May 04, 2013, 07:29:41 pm
I had to turn the water off to my house for awhile today
I tested the GE Watt-Miser(y) lamps I got a few days ago
I think one of the GE Chroma 50 lamps in my "old School" Mexalux/Gibson troffer might be nearing EOL
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on May 31, 2013, 05:53:53 pm
Alright...
1. We bought this boat...http://sewardcitynews.com/category/announcement/ (http://sewardcitynews.com/category/announcement/)http://sewardcitynews.com/category/announcement/[url]
2. Our weather got up to 72F a few days ago
3. I have a "Smart" electric meter on my house
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on June 23, 2013, 03:04:37 pm
1. My house in California still has a DumbMeter.
2. I scored a vintage flip-digit clock radio at a garage sale.
3. There's a vintage circline fixture in my closet at my house in Alaska.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on June 23, 2013, 07:33:15 pm
#1 is a lie since "dumbmeters" don't exist unless you mean a non-smart meter. The smart meters are a scam anyways...

1. I'll be getting some vintage photocells soon.
2. I'm getting another fixture on top of the R1 next week.
3. Joe Maurath is sending me a couple things when i come home from camp.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on June 23, 2013, 08:18:24 pm
Actually, #3 is the lie! And "DumbMeter" is just my little play on words...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on June 23, 2013, 09:27:41 pm
i a should've known lol. can you guess mine though? ;D
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on June 23, 2013, 09:58:04 pm
Most likely #2...
My computer area is lit by a Gu24 CFL floor lamp.
I have a vintage Pioneer stereo tuner in this room.
I have a 400w Philips clear MH lamp that was given to me.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on June 24, 2013, 03:28:47 pm
yep No 2. No 2 for you too?

1. I scrubbed my 30" mast arms today. They're much shinier, like new!
2. I will be getting an FCO 50W HPS OV-15 TuDor with the serrated FCO glass someday. It's in rough shape though.
3.My yellowed GE/FP lens cracked into three pieces. I just don't seem to have good luck with those.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on June 25, 2013, 12:14:52 am
Yep, number 2! I'm guessing #1 or #3?
I found a Westy F20T12/CW made on Norelco/Philips machinery with aluminum endcaps at ReStore!
I also got some PL adapters there...
I scored some early LOA preheat CFLs there too.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on June 25, 2013, 05:54:56 pm
1. GEsoftwhite100watts
2. GEsoftwhite100watts
3. GEsoftwhite100watts
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on June 25, 2013, 09:33:33 pm
I can't tell...
1. I've noticed Joseph loves to use my username as a general-purpose fill-in-the-blank
2. I find it highly irritating
3. I find it somewhat amusing
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on June 26, 2013, 12:00:23 am
1. I changed my avatar and username to GEsoftwhite100watts
2. Everything will gone by tomorrow night
3. I find it highly amusing
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on June 26, 2013, 09:02:52 am
lol i find it pretty funny but confusing since i thought there was a glitch lol.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on June 26, 2013, 08:23:21 pm
1. I was actually thinking Joseph was using his admin powers to manipulate my profile, make comments on my acct. I didn't, etc.
2. I went to ReStore again today.
3. It got pretty hot today and I went to the beach.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on June 26, 2013, 11:05:11 pm
1. I changed my avatar and username back. :P
2. The subway ride home for me was crowded and boring.
3. GEsoftwhite100watts is now Mike, Mike is now joe_347V and joe_347V is now GEsoftwhite100watts.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on June 27, 2013, 09:09:19 am
3's a lie... :P
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on June 30, 2013, 08:46:01 am
I'd guess 3 as well...
1. There is an 100w MV streetlight in front of my house
2. I went to the beach yesterday.
3. I'm typing this sitting outside.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on June 30, 2013, 12:07:26 pm
1. I just woke up
2. I've noticed GEsoftwhite100watts tends to use a lot of ......... in his comments.
3. GEsoftwhite100watts
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on June 30, 2013, 10:45:48 pm
#1 or #3.
1. Watching a beautiful sunset right now.
2. It got up to the triple-digits today!
I woke up at 7AM today.

Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on July 01, 2013, 12:36:06 am
1. I bought another merc lamp.
2. My avatar is a HPS lamp.
3. Tomorrow is a holiday so I get the day off. 
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on July 01, 2013, 11:48:51 am
#2...it's a SOX lamp!
What wattage/phosphor type/shape was the merc lamp?
1. I might be absent from GOL for much of July-September
2. It's overcast outside right now.
3. I have an oscillating fan blowing on me right now as I type this.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on July 01, 2013, 11:58:49 am
Yep it was #2. 1 or 2?

1. The merc lamp is a Sylvania 175w.
2. A bigger version of my avatar is on LG
3. I went to Restore today.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on July 01, 2013, 12:31:17 pm
Yep, #2!
Could be any of them...I'd guess #2 or #3? (although at the same time I hope you were able to make it to ReStore...you always find all kinds of cool rare/vintage stuff!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on July 01, 2013, 05:34:29 pm
It was 3.

1. I bought another merc lamp today.
2. I find people that overuse the .... at the end of the sentence somewhat annoying.
3. It was raining today.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on July 01, 2013, 07:37:06 pm
#3.
I found a preheat F40 ballast today.
There is an illuminated ceiling in my kitchen at my house here in CA.
Many of the bulbs in the house are original from 1988!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on July 01, 2013, 10:21:40 pm
1.

1. We had preheat 8' fluorescents in the 50s.
2. Canada had T17 lights at one point.
3. We also had Powergrooves at one point too.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on July 01, 2013, 11:02:05 pm
#1 as I don't think such a thing would be practical in areas with 120v mains without bulky transformer ballasts...

1. I might be totally absent from GOL for much of the summer.
2. I once stepped in a paint tray while remodeling a bathroom.
3. I was born in 1998.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: joe_347V on July 01, 2013, 11:06:39 pm
3. Your profile says you were born in code 7M

1. I find Andy likes to reply with random comments just so he can be the last to comment lol
2. I find that's how pics go off topic.
3. I might have to delete off topic posts if this happens.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on July 01, 2013, 11:30:37 pm
I dunno, could be all three are truths! I really can't tell!

1. I can see someone's MV light from my deck.
2. We had two power outages in my county recently.
3. I went to the beach on Friday.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on July 10, 2013, 10:35:58 am
I'm in Alaska right now.
I currently live on a 72' boat
A Westy F20T12 didn't survive the trip from CA to AK.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on July 15, 2013, 10:12:58 pm
I went to a ReStore last week.
I am currently less active on LG and GOL than normal.
I have my first job now.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on August 30, 2013, 06:53:21 pm
I'm working under a 3-lamp F40 fixture right now.
I live a few blocks from a Wal-Mart.
Part of my house was built in 2000.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 08, 2013, 11:21:41 am
I live less than a mile from my local post office
My property consists of three acres and a barn
I don't have any F40 preheat fixtures yet.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 22, 2013, 12:19:12 pm
My neighbor has a Westy 100w MV NEMA lighting their backyard
I installed some 5000K CFLs in the globe lights in my hallway and it looks like the moon in there now!
I'm trying to build some more built-in shelving in my room...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 03, 2013, 10:36:47 pm
My house has a low-flow toilet
My boat was wired entirely with single-core BX cable at one point...
We added another outlet in my garage today for a chest freezer.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 05, 2013, 09:40:00 pm
I used to live in a house built in 1955
It had a GE electric meter
My current house is not hooked up to grid power; I run off a generator and battery/inverter system
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 06, 2013, 04:46:49 pm
B is a lie because you live off grid thus don't have a meter. :P (unless you have one just in case they ever decide to sting some powerlines over your way lol)

The light in front of my house, the electrical meter on my house, and both of the circuit panels in my house along with all the circuit breakers and the light in my backyard are all General Electric.
My dad got a preowned 2011 Chevy Silverado recently, retiring the 1999 Ford F-150 that was more problems than it was worth.
I bought a 400W HPS ballast to stick in my M-400A2 to make it 400W HPS again.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 06, 2013, 08:37:24 pm
Actually it was a lie since the house built in '55 WAS on the grid...but it had a Westinghouse electric meter with the flip-clock style digits!
Not sure about yours..maybe #3?

I know someone whose shop is lit with tons of old rapid start lights and they also have lots of insulators!
I heat my house with wood
My neighbor's truck has a roll bar
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 07, 2013, 04:58:01 pm
Yep #3 is a lie. The M-400A2s have been sitting dormant in the shed since i cleaned them out and will stay in there until spring I guess... I wanted to get the ballasts out of them and sand down the cores and paint them (not globbing it over the whole ballast like i did with the OV-10). I want to paint the capacitor cases too since they're all rusty. I'll use black since that's what i have and it'll look good, though silver would look better.

Most of my lamps are Sylvania lamps, counting HID, fluorescent, and incandescent.
I don't have any indoor-application HID fixtures.
Most of my street lights are over 175W.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 08, 2013, 09:30:04 pm
#3....
I don't have a toaster oven
I listen to Pandora a lot.
I have DirectTv
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 08, 2013, 11:07:31 pm
oops. #2 and #3 were lies. :-[ #3 was supposed to say "175W or over". I have six Holophane highbays so i do have some indoor-use HIDs though they're in the shed ballast-less.

#2 for you?

1. I got my flu shot today
2. It's 11:07PM at my house right now
3. I'm going to sleep now...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 09, 2013, 12:12:36 am
#1 or #3...for me it was #1.
I have lots of GE Mainlighter lamps
All my fluorescent fixtures have working ballasts...
I took the pic of the 175w Philips under a pair of GE Chroma 50 lamps.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 09, 2013, 03:27:38 pm
#1 for me. #3 for you?

1. I went to the ReStore today.
2. I now have a pair of full-mercury halophosphate T8 lamps.
3. I have Tuesday off from school.

Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 09, 2013, 09:19:56 pm
Wrong...it was #2...I have four F40 fixtures that are currently ballastless and I don't have any spares...I need to get some...
 #3!
I used to live in a house that had a stackable washer/dryer in the bathroom
I knew someone whose walk-in pantry had GE "Plant & Aquarium" lamps in a shoplight mounted to the ceiling that were EOL and rectifying...
There's a Wal-mart about a mile from my house...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Model25FanForever on November 09, 2013, 11:16:52 pm
I like B2255's and Model 25's
It might be sunny outside at 11:16
It was snowing here today
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 10, 2013, 12:14:34 am
#2 or #3?
I probably have close to 60 F40/F34 lamps now
I have three F40CW GE Mainlighters
I have dozens of F40WW ones...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Model25FanForever on November 10, 2013, 07:29:10 am
Yeah it was #2 for me. For you im guessing #3  :)

I live in apartment
My city uses GE M-250R2's as spot replacements
I own Incandescent christmas lights
 
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 10, 2013, 02:12:01 pm
It was #2. #2 for you?
I don't really care for football
I plan to not drink or smoke.
I already am looking at getting my first car...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 18, 2013, 08:46:56 pm
#1 for you? I honestly don't care about watching sports lol. I like going to hockey games though once in a while. Other than that watching people run around with balls doesn't really entertain me at all...

1. I have a girlfriend.
2. I like to listen to heavy metal but i don't listen to it around my parents or other family members.
3. My lightest cobrahead (with the lens taken out of the equation, as some are glass and others are plastic) is my OVC.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 19, 2013, 09:38:44 am
1 or 2?
Someone suggested I suspend that 3-lamp fixture with chains from the ceiling
I know of an Appleton 1000w MV flood somewhere that got retrofitted with two giant spirals.
I like mudding on ATVs.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 24, 2013, 08:38:07 pm
LOl it's #1.

# 2 for you?

Do you like to go snowmobiling? (i figured I'd ask since snow season is coming lol)
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 24, 2013, 08:49:20 pm
Actually I just realized I accidentally put 3 truths...
I only vaguely know what a snowmobile is, therefore no...
Someone showed me a pic of a huge MV lamp they have on their phone today
I have an F40 preheat fixture above my head right now.
I got the mail today. 
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 24, 2013, 09:44:36 pm
yeah i've never riden a snowmobile before either. It's bacially an ATV but i think it has skees for wheels.


Hmm. Since it's Sunday #3 must be a lie unless you didn't get yesterday's mail... then again, i don't think you have a PH fixture so I'll go with #2...


1. It's been REALLY windy (and cold) out today and will be tonight.
2. I lost power for a second while I wasn't home. It was enough for my electric GE clock to show the red circle (meaning the time is wrong) but short enough for the time to still be right.
3. I have a half-day Wednesday and then have a four-day weekend.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 25, 2013, 09:34:01 pm
#2.
I moved my houseplants upstairs to my room today and stuck GE plant&aquarium lamps in the 3-lamp troffer overhead.
I changed a ballast today.
It was an Advance Benchlite LPF one.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 26, 2013, 07:17:45 pm
nope #3 was a lie for me. I wish i had a 1/2 day.

#3 for you too?

Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 26, 2013, 09:30:54 pm
Yep a MagneTek died and I stuck in a Radionic that's even dimmer and crappier...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 26, 2013, 09:49:37 pm
I've never had to replace a dead ballast before. And I've never had any of my fluorescent lamps go EOL but i don't use them long enough for that to happen anyways. When I had the two F17T8 wrap lights up they used to chew through lamps like crazy but the T12s don't. The Electronic IS ballasts didn't like the lamps when the fixture was frequently switched so... lol it's sort of ironic how mt my house 4ft magnetic T12 replaced 2ft electronic IS T8
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 27, 2013, 08:38:24 pm
Like a backwards conversion? I've done that before...

My school group relamped with Sylvania 5000k F40s.
I've heard people I know getting paged in the Seattle airport...
A family member helped build an addition on my house before we bought it 10 years later.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 27, 2013, 10:05:13 pm
#2 a lie? and yeah it went from keyless sockets with 90W incandescent lamps, to 2X F17T8 instant start electronic wrap lights, to 2X F40T12 magentic fluorescent (the laundry room went from T8 to 1X F40T12 then was upgraded again to 2X F40 like the utility room).

1. I shaved off my beard today and got a haircut- look like a totally new person.
2. it was mild today but very windy and rainey.
3. I celebrate Hanukkah.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 28, 2013, 04:39:30 pm
#2?
-There's a GE Bonusline rapid start ballast in my Sears shoplight
-There's a Universal Therm-o-Matic ballast in the light over my head as I type.
-It's running a pair of cool white Mainlighters.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 29, 2013, 09:29:19 am
#3's the lie but i guess that one was a little hard...

#3 for you too since you said they're /WW.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 29, 2013, 09:12:19 pm
Yep...you're right!
I installed a couple CFLs today
They were 6500K
There's a Sylvania Design 50 and an ACE F40CW in my garage light.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 30, 2013, 01:05:58 pm
#2?

1. i went shopping today with my mom for a suit and tie. :(
2. It's COLD today! Not windy though and very sunny.
3. It's supposed to snow tomorrow here.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 30, 2013, 06:23:42 pm
Yep #2, they were 2700K.  Not sure about yours, though.

-It snowed here today a bit and still is.
-My neighbor and I got their woodshed/carport half-built...posts in, roof partially framed up.
-One of the lamps in one of my troffers died today.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on November 30, 2013, 08:08:02 pm
3 for me; it's gonna rain tomorrow. 3 for you too? i mean, you just installed the lamps so unless they were near EOL they shouldn't have quit this early...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 30, 2013, 09:57:06 pm
Yeah it was 3.  Although one of them WAS EOL so I changed it only to stick some Gro-Lux Widespectum lamps in that fixture so I could put some celery
plants under it.

-It's still daylight outside
-I heat my house with wood
-That Sears shoplight is lit right now.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on December 10, 2013, 10:26:04 pm
I got that F96T12 fixture! ;D
I haven't even started on the Christmas light scene yet sans one string in my room.
I stuck some GE Residential Light lamps in the fixture over my computer since I got tired of the warm whites...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on January 05, 2014, 05:31:24 pm
#1? If so, I'm confident you'll get one some day. 8)

1. I now have some 5000K lamps. I like the color!
2. One of the GE 5000K lamps didn't work though so I need to take it back for an exchange.
3. My grandpa is probably going to sell the autobody shop, meaning there won't be a T12 to T8 conversion, though I'm not letting him sell the shop with that preheater in the bathroom!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on January 23, 2014, 09:57:35 pm
#2?

I have some Ace 34w lamps that actually work better than F40s in a wraparound in my garage
There's a Philips F40CW in my shed light
There's 5000K CFLs in some globe lights in my hallway
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on January 23, 2014, 10:25:43 pm
yep

hmm/ i don't know. I'll say 1 is a lie since 34W lamps suck but i somehow think that it's a truth...

1. I'm only having a day and a half of school this week.
2. I have anxiety/depression (though it hasn't yet been formally diagnosed yet).
3. It's been pretty warm this week here.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on January 23, 2014, 10:39:19 pm
#1.  #2 was wrong though I wish I could have found a way to replace the Philips F40CWs at a relative's house and bring them home when I cleaned out the house of anything I wanted after they passed away.

The 34w lamps actually work better on that LPF ballast! F40s are dim and flickery but the 34 watters start more reliably in cold, although of course they striate. But they're better than F40s believe it or not! I only put them into test them when a neighbor gave them to me the other day.  I bet they were NOS.  The first startup was dramatic and cool...I installed them with the power on (yellow wire side lamp first) then the other one.  The first one lit at the cathodes of course, then when the other lamp was inserted started to glow at the ends which moved it's way inward in a couple seconds.  Then the other did the sparky glow-thing at the ends, then they both lit.  It was really cool! I should've got it on video!

-My computer seems to be mildly shocking me with the Ethernet cord plugged in
This room is lit by a 75w incandescent
I found some Westy blackenders last week.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on January 24, 2014, 06:35:48 pm
nope it was 3. it's actually been warmer where you are in Alaska than it has been here. :P it's been in the teens and 20s this week and staying that way for a few more days. The high today was 17F. :o i don't mind the cold though. I'll take it over the heat and humidity.... sorry for not replying to the rest but i have to go now. I'll reply to the rest later tonight. ;)
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on January 27, 2014, 08:54:11 pm
Did you look up the SE area weather?
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on January 30, 2014, 05:51:43 pm
SE? what's that? On the Today Show they showed the temps for the whole country and they said that Alaska was warmer than much of the continental US (including us in RI). It's still cold here, 25 degrees was the high temeprature today but this weekend it's randomly going to be in the 40s and next week it'll be more seasonable in the mid 30s.

Now my reply to the rest of your post (again, sorry but my parents told me we had to go before. :( )

yeah I've heard the F34s work better on the NPF/LPF ballasts. I guess since they're designed for 30/40W lamps they underdrive F40s so they don't work as well. Hmm well while I don't recommend installing lamps with the power on (I'm always paranoid about getting shocked lol) at least you were smart enough to install the yellow end first. :P Yeah when lamps are lit for the first time they sometimes to some interesting stuff! same for EOL too...

#2 is a lie?

1. It was sunny today but cold.
2. I'm about to eat supper now.
3. I changed the M-250A out to the westie RMA again.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on February 08, 2014, 04:45:18 pm
The Westy blackenders...IDK for you?
-My house is on well water...
I bought some Philips Alto lamps last week.
I fired up some MH lamps I have yesterday.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on February 08, 2014, 10:47:48 pm
3 for me. 2 for you?

1. im listening to "you're all i got tonight" by the cars
2. I bought some incandescent today that were still on the shelf
3.We got snow last wednesday.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on February 09, 2014, 12:47:26 pm
Actually I just realized I put two lies and one truth...my house has city water but not city power, and no I don't have any Alto lamps.  The only reduced-mercury lamps in my house and on my boat are F32T8 3500K GE Ecoluxes at my house and 4100K and 6500K Sylvania eco Octrons...

1 or 2 for you? I don't know...
There's a lot of radio stations in my area
It's below freezing right now and in the unheated garage the Ace 34w lamps still start right up!
Warm white GE Mainlighters in another LPF rapid start shoplight struggle though in these temps till they warm up...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on February 22, 2014, 12:49:21 am
1. There's a 175w Philips clear MV lighting my backyard.
2. I have an old Sears chest freezer.
3. I have a GE Bonusline RS ballast.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on February 28, 2014, 03:48:02 pm
# 2 for your first one and #1 for your second one?

1. It's going to snow a lot Sunday into Monday here.
2. The state of Rhode Island is officially out of rock salt to treat the roads, so will be using only sand.
3. I have two younger brothers.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on February 28, 2014, 11:24:18 pm
#3.
The Foreigner song "Head Games" is playing right now.
The house with the 80s Philips F40CWs is currently in escrow.
I converted the Sears shoplight to T8.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on March 02, 2014, 12:20:55 am
I dunno what escrow is but i'm hoping #3 is a lie?

My favorite band is chevelle.
my least favorite genres are pop and hip hop/R&B
my favorite music genres are classic rock, hard rock, alternative metal, heavy metal, industrial metal, and death metal.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on March 02, 2014, 09:13:35 pm
Yep #3 for me, and #2 for you?
Escrow is when...basically...it's happening but the deal hasn't closed yet.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: Mike on March 02, 2014, 10:25:23 pm
yep #2; my least favorite music is country. :(

ahh so like a "sale pending"?
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on March 02, 2014, 10:52:49 pm
Kinda-sorta-ish...it's difficult to explain when I'm not totally sure either...

The Sears shoplight is lit right now.
I took the reflector off today to check the ballast date but couldn't find one
One of the 34w Watt-Misers in the F32T8 wrap light in my bathroom is nearing EOL.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on April 16, 2014, 10:50:07 pm
I have a vintage Sansui stereo tuner in my room
I can pick up AM radio stations from San Francisco after dark
Rapid start ballasts make a "whining" radio interference on AM.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on May 04, 2014, 08:20:11 pm
I might be getting all those vintage shoplights from my friend's woodshop someday...
I used a SkilSaw today...
I had a F32T8 Alto die on me yesterday...
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on May 23, 2014, 11:42:43 pm
I can hear freeway traffic at night from my house
I have a top-loading washing machine
Most rooms in my house are lit by linear fluorescents
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on May 26, 2014, 08:55:31 pm
I do a lot of work on boats
I have an LOA shoplight in my pantry, running Philips F40Ds.
There are both 2700K and 5000K CFLs in my house. 
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on July 27, 2014, 01:43:28 pm
I stopped at a gas station yesterday
It's been raining a lot here
My mercury migration experiments aren't going all that well
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on August 27, 2014, 11:24:02 pm
I drive on the freeway a lot
I have a 12v LED lamp in 24/7 use
I bought 6500K CFLs recently
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 04, 2014, 12:18:15 am
There's really good AT&T cell phone service at my house
I am on city water but don't have city power
My nearest neighbors are visible from my house
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 05, 2014, 03:43:47 pm
I have some 3500K T8s in use
I have 6500K CFLs in my bathroom vanity light
The lights in my house flicker when my washing machine is on the agitate cycle
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on October 28, 2014, 09:04:10 pm
I listen to NPR radio stations occasionally
I've lived in multiple houses on unpaved roads
One house I lived in had a driveway with a 37% grade!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on December 25, 2014, 09:07:59 pm
There are two creeks bordering my house
I'm currently painting my bathroom
I just got an ATV
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on April 06, 2015, 09:24:42 pm
1.  I'm going down to CA this summer, to get the M-400A going again in theory, and start driving, and hunting for a deuce and a half
2.  I'm going on a college tour trip in a couple weeks, for a week. Looking at larger cities like Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks...something that's a change from my current living situation
3.  I walk almost a mile each way to and from school, and love the walk. Beats sitting in traffic each way for 30 minutes!
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on April 18, 2015, 11:23:50 am
I'm taking my road test next week to get my drivers' permit
I'm listening to a weak/scratchy radio station right now
I had to go to the post office yesterday.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on September 26, 2015, 01:39:12 pm
I have five eight foot slimline fixtures
I'm getting another vintage 4' F40/RS shoplight this week
I collect insulators
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 28, 2015, 10:40:11 pm
I am currently typing this in a room with OSB walls
Most of my house is lit by daylight fluorescents/CFLs
I'm going to ReStore next week
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on February 14, 2016, 07:08:29 pm
I started driving a couple months ago
I might be living on a dirt road next winter
I patronize WalMart frequently
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: ZarlogH46 on April 02, 2017, 08:42:17 pm
I started driving a couple months ago
I might be living on a dirt road next winter
I patronize WalMart frequently
Mind if I play?
First, answer is I patronize WalMart frequently.

1. I once picked up a 100w mercury vapor AEL 113 and threw it in a dumpster when helping clean up storm damage.
2. I have only 2 cobraheads in my collection and I am not allowed to get any more  :P
3. I emailed the city council suggesting to convert some HPS post top park lights to metal halide and they converted them.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on April 18, 2017, 10:09:11 pm
#3 must be wrong?

I almost bought a Veitnam era Army 'Deuce and a Half' as my first vehicle
I'm doing school in Kansas next year
I literally had 5000 extra dollars appear in my bank account unexpectedly
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: ZarlogH46 on April 18, 2017, 10:12:20 pm
No, it was number 2. I really wish that it was #1 though. It's a long story. I still kick myself over it to this day. :-[

As for yours, I am guessing #2?
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on April 18, 2017, 10:34:38 pm
Yes!  I thought I had everyone fooled.

I'm gonna slow down on bulb collecting
I'm possibly getting a manual preheat desk lamp
I'm currently studying for a CNA.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: High Intensity on December 18, 2018, 12:24:47 am
I'm guessing number 2 is it.
Here i go i guess.
#1: I nearly caused a fire when blowing up capacitors when i was younger.
#2: I have 2 (42L/11.25Gal) bins full of CFLs.
#3: I blew up a metal halide lamp on a microwave oven transformer.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: High Intensity on December 18, 2018, 07:27:24 pm
I'm guessing number 2 is it.
Here i go i guess.
#1: I nearly caused a fire when blowing up capacitors when i was younger.
#2: I have 2 (42L/11.25Gal) bins full of CFLs.
#3: I blew up a metal halide lamp on a microwave oven transformer.

Yes, right first time, it's actually green I can't stand..!  I guess no. 3 was a bit of a giveaway considering my avatar picture..! Which is of my pussycat Missy, who died in 2013 aged 18, she was the most wonderful cat I've ever known  :)

I'd think it's no. 1 for you, that's the sort of thing I'd have done, anyway..!

#1 did happen, what happened was a spark from an exploded capacitor landed in some dead grass about 10 feet (or 3 meters) away. Thankfully i got things under control very quickly so nothing bad happened.

#3 is the lie.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: High Intensity on December 22, 2018, 03:17:19 am
Here are some more...

#1 I made my own lightbulb icons but have not used any of them on this or any other site.
#2 I destroyed a vintage lamp when i was younger without knowing it.
#3 I currently don't have any cobrahead street lights in my collection.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: High Intensity on December 28, 2018, 09:02:15 pm
Are people still playing this game or has it been forgotten?
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: High Intensity on December 29, 2018, 11:20:35 pm
i'm guessing number 3...

Here are some more...

#1 I made my own lightbulb icons but have not used any of them on this or any other site.
#2 I destroyed a vintage lamp when i was younger without knowing it.
#3 I currently don't have any cobrahead street lights in my collection.


The lie in this one was number 2. (https://i.postimg.cc/632n3Tw2/fltubeT8.png)
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on February 24, 2019, 02:03:03 am
#3?

1) I learned to drive a manual transmission in an old Army truck

2) I currently live in a house built in 1941

3) I grew up in San Jose, California
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: High Intensity on July 01, 2020, 06:35:00 am
I'm going to say #2 for some reason...

Here are more after far too long.

#1: I have a tendency of over-explaining myself so that my comments cannot be miss-interpreted or taken out-of-context.

#2: I'm good at lying (not in a bad way).

#3: I bought more HID fixtures on clearance from E-conolight than i know what to do with.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: GEsoftwhite100watts on November 25, 2020, 08:38:00 pm
#3?

OK, here goes...

-My first vehicle was a non running fire truck
-I worked at a military surplus vendor in college
-I currently work at a tree care company.
Title: Re: Two Truths and a Lie About Yourself
Post by: High Intensity on December 10, 2020, 12:45:01 am
It's #2, though it may just be that I'm judging myself too much.

I'm going to guess #1.

Here are a few more...

#1: I have roughly 250 F40T12s, nearly 1/3rd of which I found this year.

#2: When I was about 11 or 12, I zapped my mother with a device I made out of an electronics toy I was given.

#3: My parents Christmas light display caused a power outage roughly 10 years ago.