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GE M-400 in my town. Possibly from the 1960s or 70s?

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Mar 10, 2018 at 08:44 PM Author: streetlight98
M-400, 400W mercury vapor from the early 1960s. It's the same exact light as in your "enterprise" picture.

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Mar 10, 2018 at 09:13 PM Author: Cole D.
Thanks I don't know why I said M-1000. And that's great to know, this must be one of the oldest lights still in service in my town if it's that old.

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Mar 10, 2018 at 09:29 PM Author: streetlight98
Yeah pretty sweet to see it still in service. I wonder if it was retrofitted to HPS? Or are MV lights fairly common in your area? It was rare for utilities to retrofit lights to HPS but a few smaller utilities did, at least in the early days of HPS. That's also a GE mounting arm, BTW.

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Mar 11, 2018 at 11:13 AM Author: Cole D.
Actually I'm pretty sure it was retrofitted, because I remember all the lights along that street being HPS. However the one at enterprise is still MV. There are some MV lights still around, not many, very few cobras and Westinghouse Viscount buckets which are only a few.

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Mar 11, 2018 at 02:17 PM Author: streetlight98
Hmm cool to know! I have a 1968 GE M-400 with no PC socket that was retrofitted from 400W MV to 400W MH. Fortunately 400W MV lamps run fine on 400W MH ballasts so I just stuck a MV lamp in it lol. Came from a parking lot that went LED. I got a Westinghouse Viscount last year with no ballast. Originally 100W MV so I found a 100W ballast and stuck it in the light. Works nice! Originally light blue but virtually all the paint is gone. Looks better bare anyway IMO.

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Mar 11, 2018 at 03:17 PM Author: Cole D.
That's neat, I've located 5 Viscounts in my town on Google Streetview, at least three are still there, two of them I know for sure still work but one is very dim. Another of the three however is missing the refractor and bulb. I'm guessing they used to be what was common on residential streets but were replaced with HPS NEMA buckets and cobras in later years. Maybe the Viscounts replaced original incandescent fixtures I'm guessing.

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