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Seagull on dayburner

Seagull on dayburner

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This fixture is located on a ferry dock. The photocell is taped shut with electrical tape to make it an intentional dayburner. The reason is probably to guide the ferry in fog. There are two ferries in the area, with four docks (two each) and all lights on all docks are dayburning. The sea gull appears to enjoy standing on a warm surface...

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Lamp Type:HPS
Electrical
Wattage:250 ? (I don't remember exactly, but others in the area were 250)
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Application/Use:Ferry dock lighting

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Date added:Nov 07, 2011
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Date Time:2011:11:07 16:39:33
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Nov 14, 2011 at 12:06 PM Author: TL8W
Everytime I take pics of lighting columns like these some gull or other bird finds itself on top of it!

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Nov 14, 2011 at 12:10 PM Author: rjluna2
Looks like one of Jace's cousin

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Nov 14, 2011 at 03:20 PM Author: sol
I took the picture because of the seagull !
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Jan 01, 2015 at 06:12 AM Author: Beta 5
It looks like the bracket is angled down slightly. Why are some US/Canadian brackets like this?

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Jan 01, 2015 at 09:02 AM Author: Cal
I think it's just sagging. It already looks like it's being supported by a bit of rope. All in all a pretty naff installation tbh (if a mere mortal like myself may be so critical!) - there are far more suitable ways of guiding traffic in fog surely than day burning a HID fixture, how odd.
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Jan 01, 2015 at 10:14 AM Author: streetlight98
Yeah the bracket is just sagging down it looks. On the contrary, most of the lights in my area actually tily upwards rather than downard. I assume they did that back in the 60s so when the fixture sagged on the arm, it would be "level" but they still do it today with the light-as-a-feather HPS fixtures. Looks like the light before this was remotely ballasted, as there's a paintcan ballast on the "pole" near the arm. That "rope" may actually be a guy wire, as there's a little bracket on the arm a little left of the fixture where the wires may attach like this light here.

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Jan 02, 2015 at 07:36 AM Author: Beta 5
Yes it looks like a support wire for the bracket that has come loose, I know of some ELECO GR100s (remote gear) where the bracket looks slightly angled slightly down due to the grub screws on the bracket loosening.

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Oct 02, 2018 at 10:26 AM Author:
We used to see gulls on top of lamps a lot here, now they don't get warm bums any more since the HPS and MH lamps all went
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