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McCann Lighting Mini Reflecto-Bay™ Installed!

McCann Lighting Mini Reflecto-Bay™ Installed!

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I installed this in the laundry room, right over my kiddie-cornered group of street lights. It's not hooked up, as you can see, but does have a cord so I could plug it into an extension cord and power it up if I wanted. My only intent was to mount my lights not in use so I could make space for more lights. (And I guess I can show them off to guests at the same time!)

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Dec 20, 2014 at 08:54 PM Author: ace100w120v
With the correct ballast and lamp?
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Dec 20, 2014 at 09:24 PM Author: streetlight98
Yes that's a Robertson 120V 35W HPS choe and a Sylvania 35W HPS E17 lamp. The head is a three-section unit, the bottom section being totally designated for the socket (some air space and room so the socket terminals don't arc to the ballast bracket if the ballast bracket sags over time). The second section is where the ballast and igniter are crammed in there. The third section is taken up by the ballast a little bit but is mostly for supply wiring connetions. I'm happy with the way this fixture turned out. Would have preferred MH or MV but HPS works and provides cool accent lighting when used under the right circumstances. Perhaps when I get my own place somewhere down the line I might remote-ballast it with 70W PSMH or 100W MV...

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May 16, 2016 at 06:36 PM Author: Lumex120
How did you make the housing and where did you get the reflector? I want to make a light like this since I have a spare 35w HPS and 70w metal halide ballast.

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May 16, 2016 at 07:30 PM Author: streetlight98
The housing is three outdoor round box extensions bolted together and the reflector is a tin bucket that was already painted white that I snagged from a party. It was a table decoration. There were pink and white ones, so I took one of the white ones.

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May 16, 2016 at 07:33 PM Author: don93s
Pretty cool idea! How did you get the ballast in there?
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May 16, 2016 at 07:38 PM Author: streetlight98
I made two sheet metal plates and sandwiched it between them. The ballast is just the right size to fit inside the central section of the three-stack housing with the ignitor crammed next to it. The bottom section is empty space for the socket (it's semi-recessed) and the top section is room for the cord splices. For the top, I used a floodlight (PAR) junction box cover and used the center KO for the cord and the outer two for the chain. The chain is held with romex clamps as is the cord. Pretty redneck-looking thing but looks half-way decent anyway and is a decent work light, though I'd rather use something other than HID (especially HPS) as a work light lol.

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May 16, 2016 at 09:20 PM Author: ace100w120v
I think this is pretty neat! Imagine a whole restaraunt, lobby, church sanctuary/narthex, etc. lit by these!
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May 16, 2016 at 11:10 PM Author: don93s
Oh ok...I didn't imagine a ballast like that fitting into just one section without maybe cutting out one section between two of the boxes for one side of the coil to protrude. But then, small HPS ballasts are simple chokes with ignitor tap so I guess they aren't too large...and I've never had a 35w one either.
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May 17, 2016 at 04:40 AM Author: streetlight98
Yeah that would be cool!

Yeah that's why I chose 35W HPS. the ballasts are about the size of a 14-20W fluorescent choke. A little bigger, not much though.

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May 17, 2016 at 08:07 AM Author: Lumex120
They are actually going to replace the sanctuary lights at my church, and I am trying to find some good quality decorative LED fixtures or lamps that don't cost too much. If they didn't have to be LED, these would be pretty nice in PSMH.

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May 17, 2016 at 12:48 PM Author: streetlight98
What are the existing fixtures? If they're incandescent, just install LEDs in them.

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Jul 14, 2016 at 09:05 PM Author: Lumex120
Would using this for a ballast enclosure allow a MH ballast to be used?


http://www.jameco.com/z/203-112F-1-R-7-3-L-x-5-7-W-x-3-0-D-ABS-Enclosure-with-Clear-Top_141859.html

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Jul 15, 2016 at 08:32 AM Author: streetlight98
Probably but a larger bucket would have to be used. This one gets pretty hot even with just a 35W HPS.

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