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GE M-250R1 250W MV

GE M-250R1 250W MV

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This fixture originally HAD a NEMA tag but it was removed before I got it (the glue is still there though)
the refractor is an eBay purchase as the one it came with was real shallow (M-250R2 ?) and looked weird in this light!

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:M-250R1
Lamp
Lamp Type:250W Mercury Vapor
Filament/Radiator Type:Arc-tube
Base:Mogul
Fixture
Fixture Type:Cobra- head
Ballast Type:H-37
Socket Type:Mogul
Photocell Type:NONE
Location:my collection
Electrical
Wattage:250
Voltage:120/240
Current:2.5A/1.3A
Physical/Production
Dimensions:27.5"L X 13"W X 11.5"T
Fabrication Date:Fifth week of '83
Application/Use:streetlighting/ parking lot lighting

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May 05, 2019 at 08:58 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Correction, this is the M-250R1.

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May 05, 2019 at 09:00 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

Correction, this is the M-250R1.


Gotcha ! i get the "newer" M-250's mixed up !

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May 06, 2019 at 04:40 AM Author: streetlight98
Wow looks almost new! I think this is 1980 to 1985, but the capacitor will have the date.

As for the shallow glass supplied by the seller, does the bottom have v shape prisms or straight prisms? If the former it is a replacement GE glass from 1992 to present. If the latter, it is the pre-92 shallow glass and is probably OEM. GE used both this deep glass and a shallow glass interchangeably.

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May 06, 2019 at 03:32 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
you were bang on with the date, the capacitor date is "83 05", May '83? and the "original" refractor has the "V" it's a Holophane 4272 GE 516 TWO WAY Personally, I like the deep refractor on these whether plastic or glass.

After pulling the reflector and cap I discovered that this needs a lot more cleaning than I thought! Between the reflector and top housing is NASTY !

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May 06, 2019 at 04:02 PM Author: streetlight98
5th week of 1983, so that would be between January 30th-February 5th of 1983.

Ah so yep, that "V" refractor is definitely a replacement. That glass rolled out in 1992, replacing the two traditional deep and shallow glasses. I agree, the deep glass looks way better on every GE model, although I do like the shallow glass equally to the deep glass on the original M-250R.

Ugh yep all my lights are always filthy on the outer side of the reflector. I use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser (or any generic equivalent) to clean that part. Gets 95% of the dirt off without a ton of scrubbing and without leaving any scratches. I use it on the castings too but it will tear apart on anything remotely sharp, so I do the inside of the housing last, since typically the outside is smoother. On steel parts I use 0000 grade steel wool. The refractors get washed with an old toothbrush and warm water and dish soap solution after blasting the loose stuff out with the hose.

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May 06, 2019 at 04:08 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
So it's a groundhog day light !

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May 06, 2019 at 04:45 PM Author: streetlight98
LOL pretty much! No wonder it hasn't aged much, it wakes up every morning and it's the same day!

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