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American Electric 175W Mercury Vapor Barn-Light

American Electric 175W Mercury Vapor Barn-Light

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American Electric 175W mercury vapor barn-light. This fixture comes with an Advance ballast, unlike most A/E barn-lights. It also came with this ALR photocell and Philips-Westinghouse Lifeguard BT28 deluxe white mercury vapor lamp. Got this all for $4 USD. Fixture is NOS.

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Manufacturer:American Electric (FL Industries)
Model Reference:175W Barn-light
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapor
Fixture
Fixture Type:Barn-Light
Ballast Type:H39, NPF, Autotransformer
Socket Type:E39
Photocell Type:Twist Lock
Electrical
Wattage:175W (205 input watts)
Voltage:120V
Current:3.33A
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Memphis, TN
Fabrication Date:7/86
Application/Use:Security Lighting

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Sep 03, 2018 at 11:53 PM Author: ace100w120v
Always liked the older blaster lights myself.
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Sep 04, 2018 at 02:49 AM Author: High Intensity
There is a few houses around where i live which have MV yardblasters that have been working for as long as i can remember verses some newer ones like the Caster 100w PSMH yardblasters which don't seem to last more than couple years if your lucky.

Old lighting is, and will always be, the best lighting.

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Sep 04, 2018 at 06:37 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Plenty around here, all the area lights here all are mercury except for 4 Lithonia HPS lights, and an ITT DR70H.

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Sep 04, 2018 at 07:23 AM Author: sox35
I don't think I've ever seen a discharge lamp used for residential outside lighting in the UK, well except for some of us lighting collectors, that is. Most of the general public tend to use halogen floods where they have any lighting at all. Discharge fittings were never commonly available retail here, like they are/were in the US

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Sep 04, 2018 at 08:46 AM Author: joseph_125
Yeah there's a pretty good variety of HID fixtures available at. They even had 18W SOX and 35/70w HPS bulkheads available at retail at one point here. They slimmed the options recently because of LED, one of the local hardware stores only sells a 50w PSMH yardlight and a 70w HPS yardlight.
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Sep 04, 2018 at 10:55 AM Author: sox35

Yeah there's a pretty good variety of HID fixtures available at. They even had 18W SOX and 35/70w HPS bulkheads available at retail at one point here. They slimmed the options recently because of LED, one of the local hardware stores only sells a 50w PSMH yardlight and a 70w HPS yardlight.

Aaaarghh..!! I would LOVE an 18W SOX fixture

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Sep 05, 2018 at 02:12 AM Author: joseph_125
The Philips Goldeye was available here in the 80s and the 90s. I think they stopped selling them by the early 2000s though. They were mostly made for the Canadian market with 120v gear but a 240v version was sold in Australia. I am not entirely sure if they were sold in other countries.
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Sep 05, 2018 at 05:33 AM Author: sox35
Thanks, I'll keep an eye open, don't suppose I'll find one over here, though

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Sep 05, 2018 at 06:32 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Plenty around here, all the area lights here all are mercury except for 4 Lithonia HPS lights, and an ITT DR70H.


These are becoming quite rare here in my home metro. What I really like about this fixture is that it came with an Advance ballast and not the typical questionable OE ballast that ITT/American-Electric made. That to me makes this one special...and that's coming from a collector who prefers commercial grade HID lighting.

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Sep 05, 2018 at 06:59 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40

These are becoming quite rare here in my home metro. What I really like about this fixture is that it came with an Advance ballast and not the typical questionable OE ballast that ITT/American-Electric made. That to me makes this one special...and that's coming from a collector who prefers commercial grade HID lighting.


Seems like the OEM ITT/AE ballasts in their yard lites were good as the AE DR100M I got was running a CFL for years and it works. About 25% of Mercury area lights here are the AE DR100M with the Twist-Lock photocell. I've never seen one with the Electripak flat style photocell, till I got mine.

Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)

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Sep 05, 2018 at 09:50 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Seems like the OEM ITT/AE ballasts in their yard lites were good as the AE DR100M I got was running a CFL for years and it works. About 25% of Mercury area lights here are the AE DR100M with the Twist-Lock photocell. I've never seen one with the Electripak flat style photocell, till I got mine.


Never cared for those Electripak photocells. They were only on the market for a few years, and now about impossible to find a replacement.

Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to save unique and rare HID lighting before it's all scrapped.

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