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GE M-250R! with 4-Way refractor

GE M-250R! with 4-Way refractor

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This doesn't work as the P/C is destroyed (probably how the light got bent downward )
This is 1 of 2 at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana. This is the mate to the previous photo.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:General Electric
Model Reference:M-250R1
Lamp
Lamp Type:250W Mercury Vapor
Filament/Radiator Type:Arc-tube
Base:Mogul
Shape/Finish:/DX
Fixture
Fixture Type:Cobra- head
Location:Winchester Speedway - Winchester, Indiana
Electrical
Wattage:250
Physical/Production
Application/Use:Lighting the concourse behind the grand stands

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Sep 02, 2019 at 10:20 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
Installing a GE M250 of any type on a cheap yard-blaster arm is going to be hazardous.

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Sep 04, 2019 at 07:40 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Tell me about it ! Did you notice that the bracket at the utility pole is 2 pieces that clamp around the arm ? I wouldn't trust that POS with a yard blaster !!

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Sep 04, 2019 at 07:57 PM Author: Lumex120
Offer to replace them with LED lights.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Sep 04, 2019 at 08:01 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

Offer to replace them with LED lights.


Actually , I've thought about that !. I know those 4-way refractors aren't easy to find.

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Sep 04, 2019 at 09:44 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Tell me about it ! Did you notice that the bracket at the utility pole is 2 pieces that clamp around the arm ? I wouldn't trust that POS with a yard blaster !!

Yep...total yard-blaster quality!

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Sep 10, 2019 at 05:46 PM Author: streetlight98
The weight of the fixture made this arm sag. POS arm. Looks like the light may have been installed NOS/used, as these style arms weren't around when this light was in production. At least I don't think they were. If this had a thru-bolt it would be fine, as that's what supports all the weight. I've seen arms here on utility poles slip off their thru-bolt when a car bumps the pole or something and they sag just like this.

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Sep 10, 2019 at 06:49 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

The weight of the fixture made this arm sag. POS arm. Looks like the light may have been installed NOS/used, as these style arms weren't around when this light was in production. At least I don't think they were. If this had a thru-bolt it would be fine, as that's what supports all the weight. I've seen arms here on utility poles slip off their thru-bolt when a car bumps the pole or something and they sag just like this.

Mike, arms like this were available back in the 80's. I saw my first around 1987, so they've been around a while.

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Sep 10, 2019 at 07:39 PM Author: streetlight98
This model was discontinued in may of 1985. I suppose it could have been installed like this back then though.

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Sep 10, 2019 at 08:49 PM Author: joseph_125
Interesting that they used a roadway grade fixture but cheaped out on the arm so badly.
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Sep 11, 2019 at 03:56 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Since they have 2 of these and one ITT 13 I'd guess they got these used somewhere during a MV change out . As for the arms, they are still available at Blowes/Home Repo for $10-15 .

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Sep 11, 2019 at 04:42 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Since they have 2 of these and one ITT 13 I'd guess they got these used somewhere during a MV change out . As for the arms, they are still available at Blowes/Home Repo for $10-15 .

You get what you pay for.

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Sep 11, 2019 at 07:13 PM Author: streetlight98
True that! Though the real mounting arms are overpriced IMO.

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