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Finned GE M-1000

Finned GE M-1000

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Semi- Exploded view of the finned GE M-1000 no refractor

current ballast is a 480v MH replacement, cobbled in place

The idiot installer ran self-drilling screws THROUGH the upper housing to attach the capacitor instead of putting it in the fin!!

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:M-1000
Lamp
Lamp Type:1000 w MV
Filament/Radiator Type:Arc-tube
Base:Mogul
Fixture
Fixture Type:Cobra- head
Ballast Type:H-36
Socket Type:Mogul
Photocell Type:NONE
Location:my collection
Electrical
Wattage:1000
Voltage:460/480
Current:2.3 Amps
Physical/Production
Dimensions:Length and Width are same as a M-400 , just taller and heavier!!!
Fabrication Date:Dec. '63
Application/Use:streetlighting/ parking lot lighting

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Apr 27, 2019 at 06:23 PM Author: vintagefluorescent
Look at the bright side, He left what appears to be old and possibly original capacitors in the fin that appear to display very nice as originals ,

Don’t let the drilled holes get You down - Holes can be filled ,

I like those old capacitors in the fin though they look pretty cool 😎
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Apr 27, 2019 at 06:44 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I plan to install the NOS H-36 advance quad tap ballast I have in this. The hole don't scare me much, I CAN FIX IT !! lol . It just irritates me because right next to where they ran the screws is an unused factory mounting boss, they easily could have used that ! Both original capacitor are swollen rather bad on the ends so since they're not visible with the fixture assembled, they're probably going "away". If it will fit, I'm going to try to put the new capacitor in the fin anyway.

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Apr 27, 2019 at 09:35 PM Author: streetlight98
The capacitors are probably the reason the ballast was replaced. Seems like they're always the culprit when present in the circuit. Thanks for the picture, was wondering how the fin attached. I honestly thought it might have been cast into the housing. Theres a rare version with a PC socket on the fin.

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Apr 27, 2019 at 10:08 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
Tim, if you are looking for a refractor, I know of a surplus store in Lakewood, WA that has at least 4 of them. Shipping might be costly.

This one on eBay looks to be one for an M1000...price seems a bit high.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-X-Large-GE-Glass-Street-Light-Globe-Lens-Refractor-Cobra-Shade-Pyrex-21-1-2/283437170092?hash=item41fe2bfdac:g:sbQAAOSwO2hbvI8e

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Apr 28, 2019 at 06:35 AM Author: GE101R
I can remember the first time I saw one of these in operation. It sounded like a dry transformer in an electrical room.

They are cool...
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Apr 28, 2019 at 08:31 AM Author: streetlight98
Lol yeah those older GEs are super loud.

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Apr 28, 2019 at 12:11 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
@streetlight98 & @GE101R : You want loud, you should hear the '87 M-1000 I have with the M-47/H-36 ballast, it's shockingly loud !

@ WestinghouseCeramalux : I could only imagine what something that big and heavy would cost to ship from "the upper left corner of the US" to Ohio I've been watching that refractor on eBay for a while and it's slowly coming down in price, maybe someday !

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May 12, 2019 at 07:53 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
Tim,

If you really want a refractor for the M1000, may I recommend this one?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-G-E-Glass-Pyrex-Green-Street-Light-Globe-Lens-Shade-21-1-2-x-17-5-8/113710443492?hash=item1a79ababe4:g:kDMAAOSwW0tcgL7H

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May 12, 2019 at 08:02 AM Author: Lumex120
IT'S GREEN

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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May 12, 2019 at 08:07 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

IT'S GREEN


Isn't that what everyone in academia and the media/entertainment complex keep telling us? They want green energy, green electric cars, and the like. Now, here's a chance to have green lighting!

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May 12, 2019 at 10:19 AM Author: wide-lite 1000
That's about the ONLY way to call a 1000 WATT fixture GREEN!!

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May 12, 2019 at 10:24 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

That's about the ONLY way to call a 1000 WATT fixture GREEN!!


I though you'd like that!

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May 12, 2019 at 11:45 AM Author: Lumex120
You can also buy green 1kw halides... I think Plusrite still makes them.

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May 12, 2019 at 11:48 AM Author: streetlight98
MH lamps are also made in pink and blue too. I've never seen a colored MH in person though.

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May 12, 2019 at 12:01 PM Author: Lumex120
I have seen green and blue 1kw metal halides in use and the "green" ones are more of a lime color. They are also ridiculously bright, much brighter than a 1kw white metal halide. The "blue" one was more of a blue-lavender color.

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May 12, 2019 at 02:16 PM Author: joseph_125
I have a unbranded 400w green metal halide. It's pretty bright and has a lime-emerald green like colour IIRC.
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May 12, 2019 at 04:04 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
The Plusrite ones i looked at a while ago said for "Base-Up Use Only"

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Jun 22, 2019 at 02:26 PM Author: Memorex_Telex
Pretty much all of the M-1000 units had some sort of bastard modification in that parking lot. I need to go back sometime & collect the remaining 7 or so fixtures to try & make an original unit. I strongly predict they will sit there until they are scrapped or torn down as the underground cable was (...)ed.
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Jun 22, 2019 at 11:33 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I've known about these for 15-20 yrs and have NEVER seen them working EVER ! Since there are a few modern floods scattered around I figure that they were deemed "unfixable" and left to rot !

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