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World's ugliest LED streetlight

World's ugliest LED streetlight

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I am sorry for taking a picture of this discrimination against the streetlights of the past and present. Prolonged viewing of this photo is not recommended, and I am not responsible if your monitor or PC blows up.

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Oct 04, 2016 at 10:56 PM Author: nicksfans
130 watt AEL Autobahn ATBL.

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Oct 05, 2016 at 01:35 AM Author: dor123
Click here for uglier lanterns than this one.

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Oct 05, 2016 at 07:21 AM Author: Lumex120

Click here for uglier lanterns than this one.

Eeeewww. Those look like someone put some plastic packaging stuffed with LEDs onto a metal heatsink!

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Oct 05, 2016 at 07:12 PM Author: EpicStreetlights
I completely agree! These are by far the worst LED streetlights MNDOT has installed so far. I hope this product gets shelved along with the other 28 million dis/unapproved MNDOT lanterns .
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Oct 05, 2016 at 09:24 PM Author: Lumex120
Yep. I can't say how many different kinds I have seen. I liked the first ones they used (the thin stick shaped ones) but now they are starting to get kinda dim even though they don't have the sickening effect these ones do. Must be a feature of high power LED diodes.

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Oct 05, 2016 at 09:28 PM Author: xelareverse
These are my most hated streetlights of all time: AEL Autobahn

LED Toobs minus Too equals LED bs

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Oct 05, 2016 at 09:45 PM Author: nicksfans
Really? I kinda like the squarish ones:

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Oct 05, 2016 at 10:26 PM Author: mdcastle
In case anyone's wondering, the sticker means they're to be mounted on 40 foot poles (and give the same performance of a 250 watt HPS). They use 160 watt models to replace 400 watt HPS that used to be on 49 foot poles.

I'm not a fan of these because they seem to glare more than the square ones that do not use supplemental optics. A lot of Philips got put up in the Northeast metro but now these and Cooper 3-panel square ones are the only approved products.

I've seen a few of these going up in the southeast part of the state with the optional refractor that makes it into an area light, for cities that liked to use NEMA area lights for streetlights.
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Oct 05, 2016 at 11:23 PM Author: xelareverse
40 means "apply 40,000 volts and stand back"

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Oct 06, 2016 at 12:05 AM Author: Ash
I guess a reference to the light output in a "HPS equivalent" scale (not really equivalent)
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Oct 06, 2016 at 06:32 AM Author: Lumex120
"Stand 40 feet back and apply 40,000 volts" nice.

All I can say is that if one of these makes it to my neighborhood I am not going to be happy.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Oct 06, 2016 at 09:54 AM Author: mdcastle
Here's the information on Mn/DOT lights.

The Davit Poles were 40 or 49 feet in height, and used 250 (formerly 200) and 400 watt HPS lamps, respectively.
Mn/DOT wants stickers put on the LEDs with a 40 or 49, as appropriate. Why I don't know. 40 Does not mean "400 watt equivalent", it means 40 foot mounting height.
Turnpike Style poles are being fitted with 90 degree adapters and use 49 foot LEDs for up to three lanes. A few special fixtures are used for wider roads (I-35W near downtown)
Approved products are the American Electric ATBM and the Cooper Navion NVN, using about 130 and 160 watts for the 250 and 400 watt HPS equivalents
Formerly Philips Roadview RVM were a third approved product, but they were yanked for using substantially more energy (190 and 215 watts) for the same equivalents.
I'm working with Mn/DOT to get the dead lights fixed. Upon reviewing their online wiring plans it looks to be a lot of the outages are wiring issues- they're the last fixture in a string, rather than DOA LEDs. It could also be a dying HPS lamp took out a individual fuse in the pole base.
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Oct 06, 2016 at 10:28 AM Author: Lumex120
I have noticed quite a few dead LEDs too. You did see these with HPS but not as often.

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Mar 10, 2017 at 04:09 PM Author: streetlight98
They're using these here in Cranston. They're actually not that bad when looked at from the side but from underneath, it looks "incomplete" like the engineer who designed this light had to meet a deadline and just fudged the rest of the fixture design lol.

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May 15, 2018 at 04:58 AM Author: sox35
I refuse point blank to take photos of the monstrosities in our local streets.

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May 15, 2018 at 07:10 AM Author: lightinglover8902
The Cooper Verdeon is waayyy uglier than a AEL Autobhan.

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May 15, 2018 at 03:04 PM Author: streetlight98
Agreed a thousand times, lightinglover! These AELs are some of the best looking LEDs IMO, when viewed from the side.

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Jul 02, 2018 at 07:08 PM Author: lightinglover8902
Hey, I'm also starting to see thes AEL Autobhans in my area, at a construction site of Hwy. 249 they put the AEL Autobhan ATB0, and I also saw a AEL Autobhan ATB2 in an intersection at Spring Cypress Rd. at the school entrence of a high school.

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Jul 03, 2018 at 03:19 AM Author: AngryHorse
These are not as bad as Urbis's Ampera , at least it doesn't look like a tube of toothpaste from the side and a snow shovel from underneath!

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I’d say looking at an Urbis Ampera side on it looks more like a ducks head




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I’d say looking at an Urbis Ampera side on it looks more like a ducks head
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Jul 03, 2018 at 07:13 AM Author: monkeyface
in our country I heard my workmates saying:

Schreder Ampera: Duck Head
Schreder Teceo: Snow Showel
Schreder Nano LED: Loaf of Bread
Philips Luma: Shark Fin
Siteco DL10: Hockey Stick

That’s only for LED streetlighs. We have for some other streetlighs a nick name as well...
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Jul 07, 2018 at 11:13 PM Author: Lumex120

The Cooper Verdeon is waayyy uglier than a AEL Autobhan.

I took this picture long before I knew about the Cooper Turdeon.

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Jul 08, 2018 at 06:56 AM Author: lightinglover8902

I took this picture long before I knew about the Cooper Turdeon.


LOL! Cooper Turdeon, good one!

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Jul 08, 2018 at 09:22 AM Author: streetlight98
Yeah this is one of the best looking LED street lights out there today (and probably is the best built), the picture is just taken at a bad angle. If you took the picture from the side these look almost like an FCO cobrahead, not a sh*t shovel, toilet seat, candy bar, or tennis racket.

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Jul 08, 2018 at 09:48 AM Author: mdcastle
The Cooper Verdeons are now Mn/DOT approved products for 40 foot, (and the Cooper Navions were removed) so you'll likely start seeing them on metro freeways soon.

Approved Products:

40 Foot:
American Electric Autobahn ATBM
Cooper Verdeon
GE Evolve

49 Foot:
American Electric Autobahn ATBM
Cooper Navion NVN
GE Evolve.
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Jul 08, 2018 at 12:04 PM Author: streetlight98
Wow MnDOT uses tall poles! RIDOT uses 30ft poles on the ramps (traditionally with 250W HPS FCO cobraheads, now with 133W Leotek LED lights) and 40ft poles on the freeways (400W HPS FCO, now 280W LED Leoteks).

Before 1998, the same standards applied except the lights were drop lens. Prior to the 1980s, all poles were 30ft with 400W mercury vapor drop lens lights with individual photocontrols on each light. When they went HPS in the 90s, those poles were kept and the heads changed for drop lens 250W HPS with photocontrols. Once they started using taller poles and 400W HPS lights, they began experimenting with group-switched lighting installations (but still used indiviually controlled lights until the mid-late 80s).

The group-switched lights were the standard from the mid-late 80s until 2016, when RIDOT went full-on LED. The new LED lights use wireless nodes connected to a computer network and require 24/7 power, so older installs with photocontrols on each light were unaffected while group-switched installations more recently installed had their service cabinet's photocontrol bypassed. As a result, HPS missouts on the group-switched installations are now dayburners.

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FDOT seems to only use only relay-controlled lighting, but there are probably a couple installations that use individual photocells instead. Also, all of the "modern" highway lighting are GE M-400As, but for spot replacements AEL 325s are used. It's only for new installations that they use LEDs.

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Jul 08, 2018 at 03:21 PM Author: lightinglover8902
TXDOT uses any LED fixture like the Cooper Navion and Verdeon, AEL Autobhans, Philips Hadco RX2, and Philips Lumec Roadfocus RFM. They also use the Holophane LEDgend LED fixtures for use in underpasses.

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Jul 09, 2018 at 07:14 PM Author: Lumex120
So THAT'S what the "40" and "49" tags mean. I thought they were wattage labels (either 40 and 49w or 400 and 490w) but determined that can't be the case because both of those wattages are too low or high.

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Jul 10, 2018 at 03:55 AM Author: streetlight98
The wattage is 130.

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