Post by Jean Lemieux on May 15, 2009 3:43:09 GMT -5
My high school was built in 1977. I can't believe I took pictures of that, its such an ugly building. Weird orange and brown colors all over. Very 1970s!
The hallways have those everywhere. In strips along the walls. Montréal subway also have those in the stations. They are quiet popular.
The Exit sings are pretty unique. They are tall square box handing from the ceiling. That way they can have four sides for one bulb.
Under some benches.
The bathrooms along with some other rooms like some storage and photocopy rooms have those. A 1970s classic. With the V shaped perforated side. Yoo cannot see it but they are hanging, not close to the ceiling. They have downrods.
The library have the most interesting fixtures IMO. Especially the way they are set up. You have some downlight and some uplight(the plain white square in the middle) and some more uplight on the side because of the way the ceiling is made. But a lot of bulbs needs replacement. Notice on the parts where the ceiling is lower between the squares, they have some flat square fixtures with clear lens. Some have CFL and some have incandescent bulbs in them. I have some similar ones in my finish basement but the glass is white.
I did not took the ones in the caféteria yet but they are pretty interesting too.
Those fixtures with the V in the middle with the shades where pretty much the same as the ones in my schools, they where mounted directly to the ceiling minus the poles, also the sides were a yellowish plastic which the light was able to shine though...
I had those fixtures with the V in the middle in the old gymnasium of my elementary school. They are identical to what Adam described. That was the only location with them, but we had other cool fixtures all over the school, not just lights. We had the PleasantAire industrials in the old classrooms, one (previously two, one wobbled badly and was replaced by a Westinghouse) Envirofan in the old Gym, and other cool fluorescent fixtures all over. Those fans in the old gym had Emerson Heat Fan controls, I wonder if they were Blender Fans at one point.