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LPS SOX Sodium Lamps

ped

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Those two little ones :drool:

Don't know about where you are, but by me, they are replacing all the SOX with LED lamps, I sooo want to pull up behind one of the vans and say...I'll take those off your hands :crackup:
 



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Yeah all the high-pressure sodium street lights are getting replace with LED in Atlantic Canada. Can't say Im a big fan of the LED fixtures. They give off an ugly harsh white light. I miss the warm orange HPS glow.
 

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@555 That is one gorgeous lineup! I still only have my 55W and 18W, but LPS is very expensive to acquire here in the states.

@Blarg these are low pressure sodium, not high pressure, but yes the conversion to modern lighting isn't well received by everyone, despite the media clamoring. I worry for the astronomy field with the vastly increasing light pollution, and also for the energy demand impact modern lighting has. LPS is still the highest efficiency lamp available.
 

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Those two little ones :drool:

Don't know about where you are, but by me, they are replacing all the SOX with LED lamps, I sooo want to pull up behind one of the vans and say...I'll take those off your hands :crackup:
The 18W ones are cute : P .

Round my area its still all 35W Sox lamps .

@555 That is one gorgeous lineup! I still only have my 55W and 18W, but LPS is very expensive to acquire here in the states.

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Thanks Sig : D , I dare let them all warm up ...... . It took a while to collect the gear but I still have two 90W , one 180W and two 35W Sox lamps to add as i have parts for them so its worth the wait

You can get SOX stuff over here but its getting more and more expensive .

By then end ill have 15 Sox lamps all with magnetic control gear .
 
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Wow, all on magnetics? That's impressive! I've got only modern solid state ballasts that aren't intended for LPS, heh. They work well but it's a matter of finding the perfect ballast for the job when there's no specs to go off of mostly.
 

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Thanks : D Yup All magnetic ballasts , Mostly Philips .

I did see you running them on solid state ballasts and it seems they work well considering they aren't intended for the lamps , I guess theres some guess work ? , magnetic ballasts are still common over here thankfully : P

Lots of iron : D

IMG_1552[1] by TwirlyWhirly555, on Flickr
 
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