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GE Post Top 175W Mercury Vapor 120/240V

GE Post Top 175W Mercury Vapor 120/240V

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General Electric mercury vapor post top luminaire 175W H-39 120/240 Cat# C887N041. Acquired this several years ago NOS. Manufactured from aluminum with 28 inch across top width.
Multi tap 120 or 240 volt connections. Came with acrylic lens but I am replacing that with a GE glass refractor.

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Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:C887NO41
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapor
Base:Mogul
Fixture
Fixture Type:Street/Area
Ballast Type:Regulator
Socket Type:Porcelain Mogul
Electrical
Wattage:175
Voltage:120/240 Wired for 120V
Current:1.9x1.0
Physical/Production
Dimensions:28 inch across top
Factory Location:Hendersonville, NC
Application/Use:Street/Area

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Lights are awesome! :)


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May 21, 2019 at 09:59 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Know what year it was made? There's two at my school, both HPS. One had the top cover off all year.

Current: US 120v 60hz
Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)

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May 21, 2019 at 10:35 PM Author: GE101R

Know what year it was made? There's two at my school, both HPS. One had the top cover off all year.


Has the letters "JW" on nameplate.
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May 21, 2019 at 10:46 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40

Has the letters "JW" on nameplate.

September 1983. Nice!

Current: US 120v 60hz
Power provider: Southern California Edison (SCE)

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May 22, 2019 at 02:08 AM Author: GE101R

September 1983. Nice!

Thank you...
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May 22, 2019 at 07:24 AM Author: icefoglights
Very cool

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May 22, 2019 at 03:30 PM Author: streetlight98
Nice! So does this use a regular NEMA bucket lens? I love these "UFO style" post tops much better than the square "coach" post lights.

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

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May 22, 2019 at 04:26 PM Author: GE101R

Nice! So does this use a regular NEMA bucket lens? I love these "UFO style" post tops much better than the square "coach" post lights.


Yes, it does. LM made a post top but it was not as "UFOish" as this GE.
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May 22, 2019 at 04:33 PM Author: Cole D.
There are still some of these MV and HPS GE fixtures in my area, a few at houses here too.

American Electric still makes two UFO style lights, the Contempo and TwistPack.



Cooper also makes one called the Woodbridge:
http://www.cooperindustries.com/content/public/en/lighting/products/post_top_lighting/_182913.brands.lighting!streetworks!decorative.html

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May 22, 2019 at 08:12 PM Author: GE101R

There are still some of these MV and HPS GE fixtures in my area, a few at houses here too.

American Electric still makes two UFO style lights, the Contempo and TwistPack.



Cooper also makes one called the Woodbridge:
http://www.cooperindustries.com/content/public/en/lighting/products/post_top_lighting/_182913.brands.lighting!streetworks!decorative.html

Hello Cole

I did not know that. I thought all of the manufactures stopped production of the HID series like when GE ceased production of the Power Bracket that had been manufactured since 1963. Thanks for the information.
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May 22, 2019 at 08:26 PM Author: streetlight98
Ge is the only one that ceased HID production (with the exception of their cobraheads, the 201sa, and the town and country post light). Cooper and AEL have limited their metal halide options but for the most part they've kept a decent variety of luminaries in the catalogs. They're really pushing their LED stuff though.

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May 22, 2019 at 08:39 PM Author: GE101R

Ge is the only one that ceased HID production (with the exception of their cobraheads, the 201sa, and the town and country post light). Cooper and AEL have limited their metal halide options but for the most part they've kept a decent variety of luminaries in the catalogs. They're really pushing their LED stuff though.


I hope GE does not sell of it's electrical apparatus departments like Westinghouse fatally did and went into defense contracts.
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May 22, 2019 at 09:33 PM Author: Cole D.
American Electric still makes the 165 ballast in arm and the Dusk to Dawn which is an old Powerlite design. Also Cooper makes the Vanguard III ballast in arm which is an old Westinghouse design.

I believe the P-17 and P-17M "UFO" post tops were discontinued around the time of the Powr/Bracket.

I remember hearing GE at one time saying if they weren't first or second at something, they didn't want to be in it. They discontinued their housewares line in the 80s and sold it to Black and Decker. About 10 years ago they licensed their name to Walmart to use on small appliances and electronics.

There are still a lot of wiring devices and lighting stuff sold but again it's just using their name.

About two years ago they sold their appliance division to Haier as well, unfortunately.

They seem more interested in medical, aerospace and finance than electrical.

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May 22, 2019 at 09:55 PM Author: GE101R

American Electric still makes the 165 ballast in arm and the Dusk to Dawn which is an old Powerlite design. Also Cooper makes the Vanguard III ballast in arm which is an old Westinghouse design.

I believe the P-17 and P-17M "UFO" post tops were discontinued around the time of the Powr/Bracket.

I remember hearing GE at one time saying if they weren't first or second at something, they didn't want to be in it. They discontinued their housewares line in the 80s and sold it to Black and Decker. About 10 years ago they licensed their name to Walmart to use on small appliances and electronics.

There are still a lot of wiring devices and lighting stuff sold but again it's just using their name.

About two years ago they sold their appliance division to Haier as well, unfortunately.

They seem more interested in medical, aerospace and finance than electrical.


Just like Westinghouse did in the 80's thinking they could rely on military contracts. And you now the rest of the story. I can't believe the bean counters have taken over GE.
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May 23, 2019 at 12:47 AM Author: joseph_125
Nice light. I don't think I've seen many GEs around here. Most of the post tops here are either Twistpaks or EPAC post tops.

Yeah it seems AEL is really pushing their LED stuff, you have to jump through hoops to actually see their HID offerings. On the other hand they're the only manufacturer that still makes 1kW sized cobraheads although only in HPS now.
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May 23, 2019 at 04:37 AM Author: streetlight98
Hmm EPAC looks cool. Looks like they only make two post top lights though?

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