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This NEMA has a tapered refractor and the housing/reflector is one piece and smooth. There are 5 of these in a parking lot for an old office bldg they don't work, some have PC's and lamps, some don't.

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Location:Georgesville Rd south of Clime rd West side of Columbus Ohio

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May 20, 2019 at 06:37 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Westinghouse or LM maybe?

Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)

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May 20, 2019 at 06:45 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I'm gonna try to get a better pic this weekend. These just look like nothing I've ever seen, the ballast housing looks very short and the whole thing looks, well, odd ! Maybe I can figure out who owns them and possibly get them (2 are actually covered by pine trees!)

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May 20, 2019 at 07:29 PM Author: sol
Could it be one like this ? If so, there were many around here, all MV, and some had a tapered lens like this one, while others had a variety of open and closed bottom lenses. I believe they had NEMA clips as well. Not sure of the manufacturer, though. I've never seen one up close, only on utility poles.
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May 20, 2019 at 07:41 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
that does look kinda similar to these lights, When I go back I think I'm gonna take the binoculars with me also for a better look !

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May 20, 2019 at 07:44 PM Author: GE101R
Looks like the LM 1963 Suburbanaire but mine has a more conical hood and a curved glass LM open bottom. One day I will post when I find some time to put it back together.
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May 20, 2019 at 08:00 PM Author: GE101R
BTW The inward bottom curved plastic acrylic lens was part of the A/E package "B" 175W mercury "all in one" luminaire that was in production from about 67.
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May 20, 2019 at 08:58 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
Looks like a Lexalite lens...maybe a Norelco head?

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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May 20, 2019 at 09:20 PM Author: GE101R

Looks like a Lexalite lens...maybe a Norelco head?


Could be but that LM arm...
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May 20, 2019 at 09:44 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Could be but that LM arm...

Could be, but it reminds me of this...
https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4498&pos=17&pid=140604

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May 21, 2019 at 05:34 AM Author: GE101R

Could be, but it reminds me of this...
https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4498&pos=17&pid=140604

Could be again.....Looks more like it.
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May 21, 2019 at 08:01 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

I'm gonna try to get a better pic this weekend. These just look like nothing I've ever seen, the ballast housing looks very short and the whole thing looks, well, odd ! Maybe I can figure out who owns them and possibly get them (2 are actually covered by pine trees!)

Tim, if you can get them, would you be interested in passing some on? I'd be interested in one!

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May 21, 2019 at 07:02 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
UPDATE !! : THERE IS 5 OF THESE!

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May 21, 2019 at 07:05 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Nice! There's plenty of NEMAs I can save. There's also a steel plant that has over 50 gumballs (only 2 still have their refractors) that are not used anymore. I would love to get those.

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May 21, 2019 at 07:17 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

Could be, but it reminds me of this...
https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4498&pos=17&pid=140604


Check out the new picture, I think that these ARE powerlights ! Looks like it and the slipfitter is a dead on match !!!

And Eric, IF I do get them I won't need five so yes I'd be willing to "Share the wealth" , Depending on weather any cost is involved or not will determine exactly how generous I'll be !

Btw for whatever it's worth, these weren't even the original lights on these poles, whatever was originally there mounted to the top of the pole itself.

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May 21, 2019 at 08:32 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

Nice! There's plenty of NEMAs I can save. There's also a steel plant that has over 50 gumballs (only 2 still have their refractors) that are not used anymore. I would love to get those.


GO FOR IT !!

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May 21, 2019 at 09:14 PM Author: GE101R
Go for it too! Get all of them...Once in a lifetime if you can.
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May 21, 2019 at 09:24 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah, looks the most like the Powerlite that Mike has. I've actually never seen one of these here but I've seen something similar used with a remote ballast before. The arm and ballast case is EPAC. The fixture might be another Powerlite model.
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May 24, 2019 at 07:22 PM Author: streetlight98
Nice find! I would say this is the same light I have, or at least a companion model. Interesting lights for sure, but more of a lower-end unit IMO. Not that robust and the hardware in mine was very rusty. Very unique looking though!

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May 24, 2019 at 07:34 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I've driven by these for years and never noticed them ! It turns out that this bldg is/was/ or will be an Urgent care, weird because there's already a huge one around the corner and this looks like a little hole in the wall place . When I get a chance I'm still gonna look into finding out weather or not They'd let me get/buy them. We'll see !

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May 25, 2019 at 09:16 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps
https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4649&pos=30&pid=147494

Looks to be the same light that's on my house.

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https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4649&pos=30&pid=147494

Looks to be the same light that's on my house.


I'd say I agree!

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Homebrew's Powerlite.
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Nov 27, 2019 at 06:34 PM Author: streetlight98
I have one of these too, linked above. Cool lights.

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Nov 27, 2019 at 06:36 PM Author: GE101R

I have one of these too, linked above. Cool lights.

Neat fixture. I am sure almost gone?
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Nov 27, 2019 at 06:38 PM Author: streetlight98
Powerlites are very rare in the US. Seems they usually didnt make it over the Canadian border. Their products were used throughout Canada though n

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Nov 27, 2019 at 09:32 PM Author: GE101R

Powerlites are very rare in the US. Seems they usually didnt make it over the Canadian border. Their products were used throughout Canada though n

I have only seen one on Ebay in the last 14 years.
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Nov 28, 2019 at 01:53 AM Author: joseph_125
The Powerlites are starting to get rare here too. They have slowly been getting replaced as more and more cities convert to LED. 10 years ago they were fairly common in every city.
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Nov 28, 2019 at 09:16 AM Author: GE101R
Any idea what the utilities do with them when they are taken down?
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Nov 28, 2019 at 10:47 AM Author: sol
Metal recyclers, most likely.
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Nov 28, 2019 at 11:12 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps
There ain't much metal to recycle in these lights lol

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Nov 28, 2019 at 01:09 PM Author: GE101R

There ain't much metal to recycle in these lights lol

Think they simply dumpster recycled them?
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