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Some will do anything for white light...

Some will do anything for white light...


OK, I stole this off of another website (Electrical Contractor Forum) and the original pictures are here . Here's my guess as to the story: The local utility company puts up a 100w
HPS streetlight in trailer park. Oldtimer "trailer trash" type man with wiring "skillz" either a)
finds streetlight not working or b) is tired of the orange light, so he
disconnects power to the streetlight himself, picks up a Regent 175w mercury
yard light head without a refractor for a few bucks at a garage sale, finds
an old DirecTV satellite dish a former resident left behind to make a
reflector out of, and straps the assembly to the streetlight pole with
colored twine, as high as he can reach with a rickety ladder leaning against
the pole from the bed of his pickup truck. Then he uses whatever wire is
handy, in this case, 24 AWG Cat 3 communications cable, and splices it it to
the wire coming from the underground supply to the streetlight via the
access door at the bottom of the pole, and runs that up to power his new
fixture. Doesn't look that great during the day, but I'm sure it's quite
nice at night.

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Jun 07, 2007 at 10:26 PM Author: don93s
Now this is funny! This is good inspiration for all who can't stand the light from HPS! We must unite and disconnect HPS fixtures where possible and install MH or MV fixtures below them to make a bold statement! Seriously, though I like the spirit of it all, I think one should at least read up on Basic Wiring 101 before attempting such a feat...this kind of wiring is dangerous and I'm sure illegal!

BTW.....that looks like a BT bulb in the fixture!

Edit: Yeah, Jace is right, this is ED lamp. It is a trick of shadows in the photo. LOL.
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Jun 07, 2007 at 11:41 PM Author: J-Frog
Yeah I think it's cool as long as it was properly wired!

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Jun 08, 2007 at 07:19 AM Author:
LOL!!!!! by the way Don...its not a BT shaped bulb...its actually a E shape! Look in the link Arcblue provided.....

Also.....Maybe they were going bonkos with the CYCLING HPS?
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Jun 08, 2007 at 08:08 AM Author: J-Frog
Yeah a cycling HPS would drive some people NUTS!

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Jun 08, 2007 at 08:22 AM Author: SeanB~1
Nothing wrong with that wiring, come here and I will show you the real thing.

0.5mm copper wire, bare, strung from tree branches, no insulators, at between foot height and head height. Earth return ( so you don't need a return, just a tin can in wet ground ( pit latrine is normally used.)) to cut costs, using stolen phone cable. Strung across busy roads to nearest light pole, or from minisub ( HT or LT side) if available. At night you can actually navigate by the glow from these wires. The load is anything up to fusing capacity, which is around 25A for this air cooled application, at night. Runing TV's, DVD players, celphone chargers, fridges, stoves, heaters, the odd light. All for free, paid for by the ratepayers of course, we are the cow that gives milk and meat.
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Jun 09, 2007 at 11:37 AM Author: prawnman88
im sure osha whould just love to be called on this




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Jun 10, 2007 at 09:37 AM Author:
By the looks of thing's that caravan site doesnt look rich so mabey it was too expensive for the owner to call out a lineman to get the HPS repaired.

Health and Safety?!? that doesnt seemed to exsist here.
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Dec 10, 2007 at 06:43 AM Author: jason_m
Is this thing still there?
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Feb 25, 2012 at 11:42 AM Author: power bracket
I've seen some pretty bad botch jobs before but this one takes the cake! some of the ideas idiots get in their heads defies logic. Because the moron who installed this abortion doesn't know any better, it will continue to work trouble free for years... Those of us who know better than to even attempt this would have it blow up and catch fire right away!

"I must have been a MOTH in my former life as I am always buzzing around the lights"

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Feb 12, 2017 at 04:08 PM Author: wattMaster
Is this installation still here, 10 years later?

SLS! <click

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Feb 22, 2017 at 06:19 PM Author: streetlight98
He didn't take this picture so how the heck would he know?

To resist is to piss in the wind, anyone who does will end up smelling.

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^homebuilt fixture


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Feb 22, 2017 at 06:40 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Perfect use for one of those satellite dishes LOL
They've got no other value..other than maybe a bb gun target

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Aug 07, 2017 at 10:27 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
Beautiful

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Aug 08, 2017 at 01:38 AM Author: Ash
Perfect use for one of those satellite dishes LOL
They've got no other value..other than maybe a bb gun target

Extending wifi to a mile is one other value
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Aug 08, 2017 at 12:30 PM Author: Lodge

Extending wifi to a mile is one other value


They actually go better then a mile, I've done a mile with a pringles chip can, a dish will allow you to go about five miles before you need elevation to get it out of the 2nd and 3rd Fresnel zones.

But that is a pretty creative use of left over junk turning it into a light ..
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Aug 08, 2017 at 07:03 PM Author: xmaslightguy
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Perfect use for one of those satellite dishes LOL
They've got no other value..other than maybe a bb gun target

Extending wifi to a mile is one other value

They actually go better then a mile, I've done a mile with a pringles chip can, a dish will allow you to go about five miles before you need elevation to get it out of the 2nd and 3rd Fresnel zones.

.wow.
If I ever get hold of an old dish I might have to do some google'ing on that
But a 'trailer trash' light is a good use too

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Aug 08, 2017 at 07:13 PM Author: Lodge

.wow.
If I ever get hold of an old dish I might have to do some google'ing on that
But a 'trailer trash' light is a good use too


The record to beat is 11 Mbps data transfer rate over a distance of 125 miles, you should be able to control your X-mas light display no matter how large you make it..
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