Lighting and Electrical

Ever since I was young I have always been in interested in street lighting and general lighting such as fluorescent lights, it is a big passion of mine and hobby. I remember when I was younger looking out of the window at a Philips MA50 and watching it switch on and off and as the days passed. I even remember watching waiting for the street lights in my village I live in now to switch on and warm up, It was a great sight to see and used to do it every night, sadly these lanterns (Thorn Civic 1’s) have since been replaced with a lantern of an ever-growing threat to classic lighting – LED.

I have been enthusiast most of my life, but only started collecting in 2015, August 2015 to be precise. During that time I have collected many lanterns, lamps and lighting items, some really old, to some more modern lighting. I would say I have around 300 or more lighting products in my collection. Some have asked what my favourite lantern is I have collected or even generally, but for me that is a really hard question to answer, as I like many lanterns across different lighting types eg SOX, SON, MBFU, etc. I decided I would show you my collection below, but please bare with, there is a lot to go through, and will be updated over time.

Further to street lighting collecting, I also developed an interest in traffic lights and controllers, this has subsequently started the collecting traffic signals, controllers and push buttons etc, since July 2019. I personally am a fan of the old Mellor type traffic and pedestrian signal heads, I’d say GEC models are my favourite followed by PAGE in second.

Aside to the street and traffic lighting, I am collector and enthusiast of fluorescent lighting, mainly of the old T12 variety, but some modern stuff also, and general electrical items. I have taken many electrical items apart over the years, and even built my own lighting products some from scratch, some converted from existing fittings.

This page as you probably already gathered is for the showcase of my collections and what I have made. I will be creating the occasional blog post, in where I may fix a street lighting common issue, or build a new light, or fix an household electrical item, etc. The blogs will appear on the main website.

STREET LIGHTING COLLECTION

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TRAFFIC LIGHTING COLLECTION

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MY OWN LIGHTING PRODUCTS BUILDS

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