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Cool Phillips with high performance SON lamps for Philips Italiana.

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Oct 19, 2019 at 08:03 PM Author: HPSM250R2
This is cool. So these aren't sold in the US?
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Oct 19, 2019 at 08:07 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
Looks like a Holophane refractor, or a clever knock-off.

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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Oct 19, 2019 at 08:16 PM Author: GE101R

This is cool. So these aren't sold in the US?


Found it online. Apparently not.
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Oct 19, 2019 at 08:17 PM Author: GE101R

Looks like a Holophane refractor, or a clever knock-off.


Close, agreed.
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Oct 19, 2019 at 08:21 PM Author: Hyperlynx
This is a PHILIPS HSVO, which name is HVO with a MV lamp and SVO with a HPS lamp.

I gave only seen them in Italy, in Spain (the biggest size only) and in Istanbul (Turkey).

http://phozagora.free.fr

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Oct 19, 2019 at 08:25 PM Author: GE101R

This is a PHILIPS HSVO, which name is HVO with a MV lamp and SVO with a HPS lamp.

I gave only seen them in Italy, in Spain (the biggest size only) and in Istanbul (Turkey).

One sharp looking luminaire. Thanks for the information!
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Oct 19, 2019 at 08:35 PM Author: GE101R

This is a PHILIPS HSVO, which name is HVO with a MV lamp and SVO with a HPS lamp.

I gave only seen them in Italy, in Spain (the biggest size only) and in Istanbul (Turkey).

Do you know if they are still made?
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Oct 19, 2019 at 08:57 PM Author: HPSM250R2

Do you know if they are still made?


I would like to know as well. Also if we have the ability to order them in the US. I would think Philips would be able to export them here.
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Oct 20, 2019 at 07:40 AM Author: Hyperlynx
Oh no, it should have been discontinued something like 20 or 25 years ago.

Even in Italy these streetlights are becomming very rare, and I was very glad when I could picture them. You found them easily around Roma 10 years ago but most of them have been replaced by LED streetlights.

Moreover, this lantern is tipically Italian, with vented doors (that you also find in your GE M-400Ax). For specific lanterns like this one PHILIPS did not use to make it by itself. They often subcontractef the production to a local company. I'm affraid that your only chance to get one of these streetlights it to go to the italian ebay and... prey.

http://phozagora.free.fr

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Oct 20, 2019 at 07:47 AM Author: monkeyface
I noticed that in Italy they replace streetlight in a mad rush! Even HID installations which were less than a decade old they replace.
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Oct 20, 2019 at 08:16 AM Author: Max
That's a really nice looking luminaire (better that any of its US counterparts IMO). Philips produced very few of those refractor streetlights in Europe and the ones that were available in France and up north were also not as nice.
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Oct 20, 2019 at 11:09 AM Author: GE101R

That's a really nice looking luminaire (better that any of its US counterparts IMO). Philips produced very few of those refractor streetlights in Europe and the ones that were available in France and up north were also not as nice.


I agree. I understand these have not been produced for 20-25 years. What a shame.
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Oct 20, 2019 at 02:43 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
I'd love to have one of these. It honestly puts most American streetlights to shame in terms of looks.

Is that black think a gasket?

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Oct 20, 2019 at 03:58 PM Author: GE101R

I'd love to have one of these. It honestly puts most American streetlights to shame in terms of looks.

Is that black think a gasket?

I looked at the other photo showing the doors dropped and I cannot tell.
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Oct 20, 2019 at 04:35 PM Author: Hyperlynx
In general you can find some simili "Cobraheads" in Italy and Spain, GE LIGHTING (Mainly in Spain) and WESTINGHOUSE (Mainly in Italy) ones included.

Some examples :

http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_AEC2
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Stelvio
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Roggio
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Ged
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Anguila
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Pollicem400b
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_FG
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_AG
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Greco
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_MB250
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Nov
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Essop

http://phozagora.free.fr

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Oct 20, 2019 at 04:46 PM Author: GE101R

In general you can find some simili "Cobraheads" in Italy and Spain, GE LIGHTING (Mainly in Spain) and WESTINGHOUSE (Mainly in Italy) ones included.

Some examples :

http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_AEC2
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Stelvio
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Roggio
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Ged
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Anguila
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Pollicem400b
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_FG
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_AG
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Greco
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_MB250
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Nov
http://phozagora.free.fr/?page=Lanterne_Essop

Thanks! Very informative. Shows some Westinghouse style next to the last listing. Are those currently manufactured by a company or are these vintage fixtures?
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Oct 20, 2019 at 07:51 PM Author: dor123
Gaash made clones of AEL 13, 25, 113 and 125:
1. https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-144741
2. https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-149055
3. https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-78999

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Oct 20, 2019 at 07:59 PM Author: GE101R

Gaash made clones of AEL 13, 25, 113 and 125:
1. https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-144741
2. https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-149055
3. https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-78999

Thanks! Are they still manufacturing them?
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Oct 21, 2019 at 12:47 AM Author: Hyperlynx
All of them have been discontinued for something like 10-15 years. It will be difficult to ge them.

Since we have narrower lanes in Europe, refractions bowl were not as useful as they were in the USA. In Italy, they used them sometimes, to space lighting points (cost reducing), but light pollution issues leads them to install cut off (or semi cutt off) lanterns. So far I know, a lot of these lanterns used to use Holophane refractor bowls, as it was in the USA. I have also seen some American streetlights there, from GE LIGHTING, WESTINGHOUSE, ITT and COOPER.

In Spain, most of cobrahead you find are american streetlights (GE LIGHTING, AMERICAN ELECTRIC and ITT).

By now, most of them are being replaced by LEDs.

In other European countries, you don't really find cobraheads, except very rare GE LIGHTING (M-400A, M-250R2...) in some of them.

You find a lot of cobraheads in Japan and in Iran.

http://phozagora.free.fr

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Oct 21, 2019 at 02:01 AM Author: dor123

Thanks! Are they still manufacturing them?

No. Gaash is now a LED company and not a lighting company.

I"m don't speak English well, and rely on online translating to write in this site.
Please forgive me if my choice of my words looks like offensive, while that isn't my intention.

I only working with the European date format (dd.mm.yyyy).

I lives in Israel, which is a 230-240V, 50hz country.

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Oct 21, 2019 at 10:48 AM Author: Max

No. Gaash is now a LED company and not a lighting company.

Do they sell LED indicators and displays only now?
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Oct 21, 2019 at 01:23 PM Author: GE101R

All of them have been discontinued for something like 10-15 years. It will be difficult to ge them.

Since we have narrower lanes in Europe, refractions bowl were not as useful as they were in the USA. In Italy, they used them sometimes, to space lighting points (cost reducing), but light pollution issues leads them to install cut off (or semi cutt off) lanterns. So far I know, a lot of these lanterns used to use Holophane refractor bowls, as it was in the USA. I have also seen some American streetlights there, from GE LIGHTING, WESTINGHOUSE, ITT and COOPER.

In Spain, most of cobrahead you find are american streetlights (GE LIGHTING, AMERICAN ELECTRIC and ITT).

By now, most of them are being replaced by LEDs.

In other European countries, you don't really find cobraheads, except very rare GE LIGHTING (M-400A, M-250R2...) in some of them.

You find a lot of cobraheads in Japan and in Iran.


Thanks for the information.
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Oct 21, 2019 at 01:24 PM Author: GE101R

No. Gaash is now a LED company and not a lighting company.


Too bad. The LED craze is gone berserk.
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Oct 21, 2019 at 01:31 PM Author: monkeyface
We have some Cobraheads too in Switzerland. The city of Thun has still some road stretches lit by Greco (ITT) Model 25 ones. And the AEC 2 was also installed here and there soemtimes. Of course now most of them are gone!l.
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Oct 21, 2019 at 01:34 PM Author: GE101R

We have some Cobraheads too in Switzerland. The city of Thun has still some road stretches lit by Greco (ITT) Model 25 ones. And the AEC 2 was also installed here and there soemtimes. Of course now most of them are gone!l.


I did not realize so many countries used/copied the A/E designs under sub contract.
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Oct 21, 2019 at 01:54 PM Author: Beta 5

I did not realize so many countries used/copied the A/E designs under sub contract.

Yep, I've got a cobrahead in my collection that's similar to a 113. At least one other collector on here has one as well, but they are very rare here.
https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=3367&pos=148&pid=100568

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Oct 21, 2019 at 02:22 PM Author: GE101R

Yep, I've got a cobrahead in my collection that's similar to a 113. At least one other collector on here has one as well, but they are very rare here.
https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=3367&pos=148&pid=100568

Any idea when they were produced/sold in your country?
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Oct 21, 2019 at 03:38 PM Author: Beta 5

Any idea when they were produced/sold in your country?

That one of mine was made in 2008, but they were still on the company's website when I got it in 2014. The company seems to have disappeared now, so I don't think they are available any more.

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Oct 21, 2019 at 03:57 PM Author: GE101R

That one of mine was made in 2008, but they were still on the company's website when I got it in 2014. The company seems to have disappeared now, so I don't think they are available any more.

You were lucky to get it before they all disappear into the melting bins.
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Oct 21, 2019 at 04:04 PM Author: Beta 5

You were lucky to get it before they all disappear into the melting bins.

Yes I have saved what I can, and have space for, as well as getting enough spare lamps to keep them going.

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Oct 22, 2019 at 11:33 AM Author: Ash
I have too 2 of the Gaash Intercity, same as 113 FCO. 150W SON. Made in 2012
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Oct 22, 2019 at 12:50 PM Author: GE101R

I have too 2 of the Gaash Intercity, same as 113 FCO. 150W SON. Made in 2012

They new or used?
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Oct 22, 2019 at 01:04 PM Author: Ash
New, but one is a little damaged
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Oct 22, 2019 at 01:23 PM Author: GE101R

New, but one is a little damaged

Went to their site and it looks as though they have totally gone LED production.
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