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American Electric Streetlight

American Electric Streetlight

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Here's a old large sized American Electric fixture from the 60s for use with 1kW or 700W mercury lamps. Note the blanked out photocontroller socket near the back of the fixture and the fin on top. Unfortunately this fixture does not work at night.

Most large mercury fixtures at the time (GE M-1000, Westinghouse OV-50) has fins on the top. They housed the capacitors (as many as 4) for the CW type ballasts they used. As capacitor technology improved they were moved to within the ballast housing and the fins removed.

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Manufacturer:American Electric
Model Reference:327-000?

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Jul 23, 2019 at 09:05 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
i'd assume the latch is broken judging by the metal strap at the front.

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Jul 23, 2019 at 09:47 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah that's what I figured. The pair was still up when I passed by the area a couple of months ago but are still not used at night.
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