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American Electric 175w Mercury Vapor Heavy-Duty Yard Lite

American Electric 175w Mercury Vapor Heavy-Duty Yard Lite

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This is probably my most prized possession. I have always liked these older American Electric mercury vapor lights...well built and very reliable. This one has never been used and is in mint condition. It has a very nice, thick refractor unlike the ones from today that are thin. The ballast and housing are extremely heavy.

The photocell socket on the top of the fixture says ITT on it but there is a sticker on the lamp socket that says “American Electric mercury luminaire” so I guess this fixture was manufactured around the time that ITT became American Electric????? If anyone has any info on that I would greatly appreciate it.

The photocell itself is made by Area Lighting Research Inc. and there is no name on the lamp so I’m guessing it’s made by American Electric.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:American Electric
Model Reference:R175M
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury vapor
Base:Mogul
Shape/Finish:Clear E28
Service Life:24,000+ hours
Fixture
Fixture Type:Yard Lite
Ballast Type:H39 mercury vapor
Socket Type:Ceramic mogul
Photocell Type:Twist-lock
Arm Type:Wall-mount
Electrical
Wattage:175
Voltage:120
Optical
Lumen Output:7,9000
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:November 29, 1986
Application/Use:Private collection

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Cole D.
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Sep 28, 2018 at 09:50 PM Author: Cole D.
That would be my guess too, is it's when ITT transitioned to AE. Parrot175 has a different model of yard light but similar shared names.

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Sep 28, 2018 at 11:23 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Cool! I have a DR50H and HAD a DR100M. Parrot has the DR100M model. My DR100M was made in '92 but it was a transitional one when they changed their name to "Electripak" (residental grade of American Electric), changed the twist-lock photocell and socket to Electripak's flat style photocell, and when they changed the mogul base to medium.

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Oct 03, 2018 at 02:02 PM Author: mefurd98

Cool! I have a DR50H and HAD a DR100M. Parrot has the DR100M model. My DR100M was made in '92 but it was a transitional one when they changed their name to "Electripak" (residental grade of American Electric), changed the twist-lock photocell and socket to Electripak's flat style photocell, and when they changed the mogul base to medium.

I saw his video on it a while back. I have the bulb for a DR100M that is in the American Electric packaging...but I don't have the actual fixture unfortunately.
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Jul 24, 2019 at 08:38 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Cool! I have a DR50H and HAD a DR100M. Parrot has the DR100M model. My DR100M was made in '92 but it was a transitional one when they changed their name to "Electripak" (residental grade of American Electric), changed the twist-lock photocell and socket to Electripak's flat style photocell, and when they changed the mogul base to medium.

What happened to your DR100M? Did you save the ballast?

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

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Jul 24, 2019 at 11:19 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Mounting part was broken. Saved everything except the housing and the metal plate that covers the ballast.

Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)

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Jul 24, 2019 at 11:33 PM Author: icefoglights
The lamp looks like it was supplied by Tungsram.

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