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150w HPS AEL 115

150w HPS AEL 115

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Here is a AEL 115 with what appears to be a badly yellowed GE refractor .

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Light Information

Manufacturer:American Electric Lighting
Model Reference:115
Lamp
Lamp Type:150 w HPS S-55
Filament/Radiator Type:Arc-tube
Base:Mogul
Fixture
Fixture Type:Cobra- head
Socket Type:Mogul
Electrical
Wattage:150
Physical/Production
Application/Use:street lighting.

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Apr 17, 2020 at 10:09 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Nice! In front of my old middle school, there is a GE M250A2 with a terribly yellowed refractor. It's 250W HPS.

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Apr 17, 2020 at 10:13 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I am a firm believer that ALL streetlights should have glass refractors as most (NOT ALL) plastic refractors seem to yellow and diminish light output !

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Apr 17, 2020 at 10:24 PM Author: Cole D.
I know a couple GE M250R2 here with yellow plastic refractors but most are clear. There used to be a GE M400A at the CSX storage yard with a very, very yellow one but there's an LED there now.

For some reason I like when MV bucket lights have yellow refractors, it gives them an aged look.

Collect vintage incandescent and fluorescent fixtures. Also like HID lighting and streetlights.

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Apr 17, 2020 at 10:33 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I've noticed that most NEMAs (with the exception of the El Cheapo yard blasters) don't seem to yellow like the plastic cobra head refractors .

There is a yard blaster at the end of my street that has a horribly yellowed refractor ! It changed from clear to brown in less than a year !

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Apr 17, 2020 at 10:38 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah, IMO streetlights look a lot better with the glass refractors. The local utilities seemed to love using glass for their streetlights too, even the 70w HPS units had glass refractors. Plastic was more the exception than the rule here.
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Apr 17, 2020 at 10:40 PM Author: Cole D.

I've noticed that most NEMAs (with the exception of the El Cheapo yard blasters) don't seem to yellow like the plastic cobra head refractors .

There is a yard blaster at the end of my street that has a horribly yellowed refractor ! It changed from clear to brown in less than a year !


Wow! My neighbor across the street has a MV yardblaster with yellow refractor (maybe 1997 or so). It hasn't been used in a long time, they had a HPS NEMA installed, now LED.

The 400W GE Powr/Brackets I see here tend to be fairly yellowed. Not sure if due to heat of the lamp or just UV/age.

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Apr 17, 2020 at 10:55 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I remember reading somewhere that GE actually recommended NOT using a clear lamp in the Powr/Brackets to "prevent premature yellowing of the refractor"

@ joseph_125 : The only plastic refractors I really like are the lexalite ones commonly used in the 3rd and 4th gen square OV-15's . GE made a plastic version (model 560) that looks exactly like the glass version which was used in some of the M250R1's . I know AEL also made one for the 125's but I've never seen one in person .

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