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Decorative coach light

Decorative coach light

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I recently found this in the attic when cleaning out my mom's house. My dad selected this in the late 1970s for lighting the backyard deck from the addition he had built. It originally had a clear incandescent lamp screwed into a photoelectric socket adapter. In the early 1980's that photoelectric adapter failed and the light was inoperative for years as the adapter had corroded itself to the socket. In the late 80's it was fixed and the last lamp I put in it was a Lights of America 18w CFL Quad-Lite (which I still have). In the mid 1990's I took the fixture down and put up a 50w HPS wall pack in its place, then finally a LED wall pack in 2018. I ended up temporarily installing this in my lighting loft with a 160w clear self-ballasted mercury lamp in it...I like the way it looks. The paintcan ballast you see here goes to another light in the loft.

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Oct 18, 2019 at 01:46 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
I did something similar back in the 80's. I installed a fixture like this with a remote 100W/H38 ballast and ran a Westinghouse Lifeguard H38LL-100 lamp in it. Needless to say, we had the brightest porch light around.

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Oct 18, 2019 at 03:26 PM Author: arcblue
That would indeed look awesome, and be bright, with a 100w clear A-shape merc in it! I didn’t know anything about HID lamps or ballast wiring back in the 80’s nor could I get my hands on anything cool back then...I just knew that I really liked discharge lamps!

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Oct 18, 2019 at 03:53 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

That would indeed look awesome, and be bright, with a 100w clear A-shape merc in it! I didn’t know anything about HID lamps or ballast wiring back in the 80’s nor could I get my hands on anything cool back then...I just knew that I really liked discharge lamps!


It was awesome...too awesome in fact...had to replace the lamp with a DX one due to glare.

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Oct 18, 2019 at 03:59 PM Author: arcblue
That’s where I really like the Feit lamps...they have the clear mercury color but without the bright arc spot. Unfortunately they aren’t made to last long. Felt made an A-shaped 100w merc but they seem to be impossible to find now.

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Oct 18, 2019 at 06:32 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Nice!

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