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Westinghouse OV-50 w/ fin & glareshield

Westinghouse OV-50 w/ fin & glareshield

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Humongous Westinghouse OV-50 with finned capacitor compartment & 3.5” wide “lamp-shade”/ glareshield. These originally had 480V 700W mercury vapor bulbs. Alas the bizarre two piece ballast was removed. The ballast consisted of a separate choke coil & then a center tapped reactor to split the phases with the aid of capacitors.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Westinghouse
Model Reference:OV-50
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapor
Electrical
Wattage:700
Voltage:480

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Jul 08, 2019 at 09:06 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Now that's cool !

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Jul 08, 2019 at 09:10 PM Author: Memorex_Telex
I’d kind of like to get rid of it. Got any LPS stuff for trade or “real” 120V 1,000 watt mercury compatible ballasts?



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Jul 08, 2019 at 09:19 PM Author: Lumex120
That's neat. Is it still 700w MV?

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Jul 08, 2019 at 09:22 PM Author: Memorex_Telex

That's neat. Is it still 700w MV?



No it was gutted & had some bastard hardware installed in it. I think when 700W mercury bulbs increased in rarity the maintainance people started gutting them & installing whatever they could.
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Jul 08, 2019 at 09:36 PM Author: wide-lite 1000

I’d kind of like to get rid of it. Got any LPS stuff for trade or “real” 120V 1,000 watt mercury compatible ballasts?




I might have a 1KW ballast I"ll look tomorrow and let you know It will probably be multi tap but will be a H-36 !

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Jul 08, 2019 at 09:42 PM Author: Binarix128
From this angle, the shield looks more big.

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Jul 08, 2019 at 10:16 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Awesome light!

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Jul 09, 2019 at 02:36 PM Author: streetlight98
That things a monster! Especially with the "dog cone" on it.

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Jul 16, 2019 at 05:28 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Check your PM's Shaun .

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Jul 18, 2019 at 07:55 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

That things a monster! Especially with the "dog cone" on it.

It appears to be sitting on a car roof - that makes the OV-50 look really large to me!

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