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GE M400 400W MH Streetlights

GE M400 400W MH Streetlights

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In Sunnyvale, CA.

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Light Information

Manufacturer:General Electric
Lamp
Lamp Type:Metal Halide
Base:E39
Fixture
Photocell Type:Twist-Lock
Electrical
Wattage:400W

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Date added:Feb 17, 2019
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Feb 17, 2019 at 08:41 PM Author: streetlight98
These are actually GE M-400s. They are the sister model to the M-400A Powr/Door, but these have the ballast installed in the top housing, meaning the "A" designation doesn't apply. These were used widespread here in the 70s and early 80s for 400W MV lights and in the early 80s for 250W and 400W HPS. Nice quality lights. Seeing that these have NEMA tags and shallow glasses, I'd expect them to be late 70s. I believe the deep glass was used predominantly in the 80s, although they did flip/flop between the two from the 60s to the 80s. Same for the M-250 glassware, until they introduced a totally different glass around 1991 for the M-250A2/M-250R2.

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Feb 18, 2019 at 03:16 AM Author: Silverliner
The ballast clearly looks like an aftermarket replacement. Probably converted from mercury or HPS to metal halide at some point. The split door M400s were notorious for losing their ballast access doors.

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