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Minnesota Street Light

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Model Reference:Durastar 2000

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Aug 18, 2019 at 07:29 PM Author: mobilite
The black box next to the tag is the igniter, kinda handy for troubleshooting problems. the upper section of this fixture is plastic. (atleast the one i had was).
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Aug 18, 2019 at 08:07 PM Author: HPSM250R2

The black box next to the tag is the igniter, kinda handy for troubleshooting problems. the upper section of this fixture is plastic. (atleast the one i had was).


I thought the Durastar was fiberglass?
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Aug 18, 2019 at 08:14 PM Author: Lumex120

I thought the Durastar was fiberglass?

I did too... then again it's easy to mistake fiberglass for plastic.

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

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Aug 18, 2019 at 08:18 PM Author: High Intensity
It could be fiberglass reinforced.

Old lighting is, and will always be, the best lighting.

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Aug 18, 2019 at 08:20 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
These lights are purely utilitarian and nothing else.

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Aug 18, 2019 at 08:23 PM Author: HPSM250R2
It's HID so I'll take it lol. I just got back from a Wal-Mart trip and I can't believe how many failures I see with the LED Holophane Mongoose luminaries FDOT is installing here. So many of them are either out, have half or several LED's out, or have all but one LED out. They should've just left the working HPS ones alone.
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Aug 18, 2019 at 08:39 PM Author: GE101R
Made from PVC plastic. There are some on Ebay selling cheap.
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Aug 18, 2019 at 11:20 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
I have one of these. Yes, they're odd, but that's why I have one.

Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to save unique and rare HID lighting before it's all scrapped.

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Aug 19, 2019 at 12:01 AM Author: arcblue
I think the external plug in igniter is a good design. Plus, plastic means no rust & corrosion and the fixture looks far better than most LED streetlight designs. I missed out on an opportunity to get one of these. It’s important to get the adapter or it can’t be mounted.

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Aug 19, 2019 at 12:45 AM Author: joseph_125
I believe they had some quick disconnect plug similar to a twist lock PC in the adapter too. I guess it makes swapping fixtures a breeze in utilities that only use the Durastars.
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Aug 19, 2019 at 08:10 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

I believe they had some quick disconnect plug similar to a twist lock PC in the adapter too. I guess it makes swapping fixtures a breeze in utilities that only use the Durastars.

You are correct.

Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to save unique and rare HID lighting before it's all scrapped.

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Aug 19, 2019 at 08:28 AM Author: GE101R

I think the external plug in igniter is a good design. Plus, plastic means no rust & corrosion and the fixture looks far better than most LED streetlight designs. I missed out on an opportunity to get one of these. It’s important to get the adapter or it can’t be mounted.


Listed on Ebay #233313997534 starting bid 19.99 no bids as of today.
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Aug 19, 2019 at 09:11 AM Author: Ugly1
In the early1970’s, Ripley was selling a NEMA Head fixture that had a second twist lock receptacle to the rear of
the photocontrol receptacle. This second receptacle was used for a plug in starter. I don’t know what twist lock
configuration was used, but I imagine it was different than a photocontrol to prevent incorrect insertions. I only saw the advertisement and literature, not the actual fixture. It was one of those things that is a great idea, but doesn’t sell.
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