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Westinghouse 400W/H33 OV-25 Silverliner Cobra-Head Luminaire

Westinghouse 400W/H33 OV-25 Silverliner Cobra-Head Luminaire

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Westinghouse OV-25 Silverliner Cobra-Head Luminaire. I've had this one for sometime...just got around to posting pictures. This is another project luminaire.

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Manufacturer:Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Model Reference:OV-25
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapor
Fixture
Fixture Type:Cobra-Head
Ballast Type:H33
Socket Type:E39 (Mogul)
Photocell Type:Twist-Lock
Electrical
Wattage:400W
Voltage:120/240V
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Vicksburg, MS
Fabrication Date:Late 1960's
Application/Use:Street & Highway Lighting

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Mar 04, 2019 at 01:34 AM Author: Silverliner
Cool light Can you take pics of the innards?

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Mar 04, 2019 at 04:41 PM Author: streetlight98
Nice! This is my favorite version of the OV-25. I like this position of the PC socket. The 3rd generation has it further back and the flat-bottom and transitional version have the PC way far forward. For some unknown reason I've always favored these, though they're not super common here. Granted, they probably were at some point but the most common OV-25 left here nowadays is the flatbottom version. They used those in the early 60s here.

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Mar 04, 2019 at 09:00 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Nice! This is my favorite version of the OV-25. I like this position of the PC socket. The 3rd generation has it further back and the flat-bottom and transitional version have the PC way far forward. For some unknown reason I've always favored these, though they're not super common here. Granted, they probably were at some point but the most common OV-25 left here nowadays is the flatbottom version. They used those in the early 60s here.


Interesting...I got this off eBay, and the seller was in up state NY...but this could've been a privately owned luminaire, not a utility.

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Mar 04, 2019 at 09:07 PM Author: streetlight98
The utility companies in New York were different from those in Rhode Island back then. Today National Grid Electric has territory in RI, MA, and NY. All were local buyouts since the late 90s.

I might be getting one of these by summertime. Will have the red varnished ballast. Dunno when they stopped with the ree varnish but my 1968 westy nema doesnt have it.

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Mar 04, 2019 at 09:11 PM Author: Cole D.
Nice! There are a few of these around here, with a couple in service, MV. The 4th gen version is more common though here.

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Mar 07, 2019 at 11:01 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Nice! There are a few of these around here, with a couple in service, MV. The 4th gen version is more common though here.


Unfortunately, the 4th gen was no where close to the build quality of the older models. Would I collect a 4th gen...yes, but only if it were NOS.

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Mar 07, 2019 at 11:25 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

The utility companies in New York were different from those in Rhode Island back then. Today National Grid Electric has territory in RI, MA, and NY. All were local buyouts since the late 90s.

I might be getting one of these by summertime. Will have the red varnished ballast. Dunno when they stopped with the ree varnish but my 1968 westy nema doesnt have it.


This one HAD red varnish on it...or what's left of it. I usually paint the block with high temp flat black...I know it's not original, but it looks good and hides the flaws that come with age.

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Yes. Power distributor:CenterPoint Energy.120V60Hz


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May 01, 2019 at 09:28 PM Author: lightinglover8902
Looks similar to the Cooper OVW. Except that it has a gray white finish, FCO optics, and a Cooper based reflector. The Cooper based reflector was also used in the OVY, OVF, and probably the OVD as well. I think...

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May 02, 2019 at 07:43 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Does this have a label in it?

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May 02, 2019 at 08:00 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Does this have a label in it?


It's been a while since I've had this out and looked at it...I don't remember right now. If I get a chance, I'll take it out of storage this week end and see.

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Jun 16, 2019 at 08:32 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Cool light Can you take pics of the innards?

Have a picture of the interior.
https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=0&pid=160732

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