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General Electric 250W High Pressure Sodium Power/Bracket

General Electric 250W High Pressure Sodium Power/Bracket

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General Electric 250W High Pressure Sodium Power/Bracket.

I've been wanting to find one of these again, and thanks to Wide-Lite 1000, I have one! Thanks Tim!

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Manufacturer:General Electric Company
Model Reference:Power Bracket - Model #PBP25S1A2V5AN002
Lamp
Lamp Type:High Pressure Sodium
Fixture
Fixture Type:Area
Ballast Type:S50
Socket Type:E39 (Mogul)
Photocell Type:Twist-Lock
Arm Type:Ballast-In-Arm
Electrical
Wattage:250W (295 Input Watts)
Voltage:120V
Current:2.5A
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Hendersonville, NC
Fabrication Date:October, 2015
Application/Use:Security Lighting

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May 03, 2019 at 08:02 AM Author: GE101R
GE has ceased production of the Power Bracket. They have been produced since the early 1960's. Like the clamp band style reflector!
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May 03, 2019 at 10:46 AM Author: streetlight98
Interesting to see the clamp band bucket. I guess GE no longer uses their "spun sealed" bucket with the waves?

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May 03, 2019 at 11:25 AM Author: joseph_125
I agree, the clamp band bucket also makes it look older than it actually is.
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May 03, 2019 at 01:49 PM Author: Lumex120
American Electric still seems to use clamp band buckets on their 165 bracket fixture.

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May 03, 2019 at 03:31 PM Author: streetlight98
I'd like to grab a few of these clamp band bucket assemblies to have as spares. I saw some on eBay but they were a little more than I want to spend. Still decently priced I guess but I'm hoping to ride a deal at some point.

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May 03, 2019 at 03:47 PM Author: GE101R

I'd like to grab a few of these clamp band bucket assemblies to have as spares. I saw some on eBay but they were a little more than I want to spend. Still decently priced I guess but I'm hoping to ride a deal at some point.

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The Ebay seller accepted much lower prices on them if they are the same one's that I saw. I got three for a little over 20 dollars each. I guess I lucked out for a change.
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May 03, 2019 at 04:25 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Interesting to see the clamp band bucket. I guess GE no longer uses their "spun sealed" bucket with the waves?


This bucket, from what I understand, is a special order item from GE (part No. 519). I bought two of these on eBay a while back. The fixture that wide-lite-1000 sent me had no optical assembly.

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May 03, 2019 at 04:26 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

I agree, the clamp band bucket also makes it look older than it actually is.


That's the cool part.

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May 03, 2019 at 04:43 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Looks cool with that reflector/refractor combo ! Enjoy your "new bundle of joy"!!

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May 03, 2019 at 05:10 PM Author: Memorex_Telex
The 250W HPS Powr/bracket luminaires didn’t use that type of refractor. They only had those smaller NEMA refractors on the 175 & 250 mercury vapor luminaires. The 250/400W units used the giant UFO refractor that is unique to the powr/bracket series.
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May 03, 2019 at 05:23 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

The 250W HPS Powr/bracket luminaires didn’t use that type of refractor. They only had those smaller NEMA refractors on the 175 & 250 mercury vapor luminaires. The 250/400W units used the giant UFO refractor that is unique to the powr/bracket series.


I've seen these optical assemblies used with 200 and 250W HPS fixtures starting back in the 1980's here in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area, by Puget Sound Energy, and Tacoma Public Utilities. The over-sized UFO optics that came with the 400W MV version, were also an option with 200 and 250W HPS versions, but were rarely used.

ITT/American-Electric used 12" optics on their 400W MV 'power bracket' version, model 165.

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May 03, 2019 at 05:23 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Looks cool with that reflector/refractor combo ! Enjoy your "new bundle of joy"!!


I will!

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May 03, 2019 at 06:39 PM Author: GE101R



GE Used the clamp band optical assemblies when the buyer specified glass refractors. The crimped reflector was not strong enough and would break the edges of the refractor if crimped on them. IMO
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May 03, 2019 at 06:51 PM Author: streetlight98
Didnt even realize GE offered glass buckets. Yeah I dont see how the glass could be held by just the folded over aluminum.

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May 03, 2019 at 06:59 PM Author: GE101R

Didnt even realize GE offered glass buckets. Yeah I dont see how the glass could be held by just the folded over aluminum.


They did for a time. I forgot when they stopped (if they did) but you could go to the specifications pages and order code them with glass.
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May 03, 2019 at 07:09 PM Author: streetlight98
Must be pre 2000s. Any recent spec sheets I've seen dont list glass. Granted, GE has offered many options not listed in spec sheets. Glass sure beats plastic any day!

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May 03, 2019 at 07:29 PM Author: GE101R

Must be pre 2000s. Any recent spec sheets I've seen dont list glass. Granted, GE has offered many options not listed in spec sheets. Glass sure beats plastic any day!

I have a glass open from the 70's. I have some of the wider GE reflectors that GE had on their large optical assembly. Sold the last of the power brackets in 2018 and have 5 reflectors left over. Another member wants one silver and one gray. Let me know if anyone wants a good NEW larger GE reflector. No use for them and they are free of charge. I just need the postage to ship them via USPS.
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May 03, 2019 at 08:16 PM Author: Cole D.
Very nice, I like the big UFO 16" refractors best for Powr/Brackets. But I like these smooth reflector units too. I have one on my 201SA.
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May 03, 2019 at 09:27 PM Author: GE101R

Very nice, I like the big UFO 16" refractors best for Powr/Brackets. But I like these smooth reflector units too. I have one on my 201SA.



The early to mid sixties GE 101's had the large GE photo control with the rectangular window and the light gray plastic cover with glass tube photo control. They looked fantastic. My dad bought the GE, LM, and American Electric NEMA's for his REA Co-op until they went to the Power Bracket. My favorite was the curved thick LM glass open bottom and the distinct LM 4 ft upswing arm.
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