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NOS Durastar 2000

NOS Durastar 2000

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Final installation with doors closed. The external ignitor has me scratching my head. I can understand why a company would make a proprietary socket so you'd have to buy their igniters, but it's not like these go bad often relative to a lamp; takes 5 seconds to pop the door open.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:American Electric
Model Reference:Durastar 2000
Lamp
Lamp Type:High Pressure Sodium Vapor
Base:Mogul
Electrical
Wattage:100

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Sep 29, 2015 at 05:06 PM Author: streetlight98
I don't get it either. No one ever replaces the ignitors anyway. Rule of thumb is that if the fixture doesn't light with a new lamp and photocell, it's time for a new fixture. Sad but that's the way it works nowadays since time is money and repairing takes more time than replacing in most cases. Each company has their own versions of ignitors. GE has used the same plug-in ignitor since the 80s but you can mount it upside down with a screw and use slip-on connectors and hardwire it into another fixture instead of using a plug-in GE base if you had to. Cooper uses the original 70s Westinghouse "cube" design with slip-on connectors. American Electric uses hardwired open board ignitors but offers plug-in encapsulated ignitors like the one above as an option (but inside the fixture for all other models besides this).

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