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Sep 07, 2019 at 04:47 PM Author: GE101R
Yep, using a metal round hole saw and a complete replacement p/c socket with leads.
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Sep 07, 2019 at 04:49 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Yup that circle is for adding a photocell. Ive done it to my AEL 115 cobra.
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Sep 07, 2019 at 05:38 PM Author: MV1000watt
Any way to do it without a drill?

Why can't we just use led retrofit instead of replacing the whole fixture.

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Sep 07, 2019 at 07:23 PM Author: GE101R

Any way to do it without a drill?

No, it can't be "pinched out" or you will damage the fixture in doing so. Are you thinking of installing it or for collecting? Reason I ask is that you can buy a remote photo control socket for little to nothing on ebay.
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Sep 07, 2019 at 07:25 PM Author: MV1000watt
Just for collection

Why can't we just use led retrofit instead of replacing the whole fixture.

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Sep 07, 2019 at 07:29 PM Author: GE101R

Just for collection

No, it would have to be drilled out using a hole saw designed for metal and not wood. You might use a saber/jig saw with a metal blade but it might scratch the unit as you circle the hole.
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Sep 07, 2019 at 07:40 PM Author: MV1000watt
I don't have that stuff is for now it will be photocell-less

Why can't we just use led retrofit instead of replacing the whole fixture.

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Sep 07, 2019 at 07:51 PM Author: GE101R

I don't have that stuff is for now it will be photocell-less

I tried to install one many years ago (1960's-70's)when I started collecting and I used a drill and a small one hand open end hack saw. I could not turn the saw enough as I cut the small radius hole and it looked like a disaster(and was).
I learned a good lesson on what NOT to try.
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Sep 10, 2019 at 06:17 PM Author: streetlight98
LOL yep hole saw works the best. A wood hole saw will work just fine if you did happen to have one. I've used them before. The casting there is thin and designed to be drilled out. And aluminum is pretty soft stuff. I always used cutting oil though just to keep things cool. I recently bought a punch-out bit for when I add PC socket on Cooper/Westinghouse lights. 1-3/8". Never added a PC socket on an AE so IDK if the hole size will work for that. I'll have to check one of my AEs.

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

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Sep 12, 2019 at 05:28 PM Author: MV1000watt

LOL yep hole saw works the best. A wood hole saw will work just fine if you did happen to have one. I've used them before. The casting there is thin and designed to be drilled out. And aluminum is pretty soft stuff. I always used cutting oil though just to keep things cool. I recently bought a punch-out bit for when I add PC socket on Cooper/Westinghouse lights. 1-3/8". Never added a PC socket on an AE so IDK if the hole size will work for that. I'll have to check one of my AEs.

The hole size is similar

Why can't we just use led retrofit instead of replacing the whole fixture.

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Sep 12, 2019 at 05:39 PM Author: GE101R

LOL yep hole saw works the best. A wood hole saw will work just fine if you did happen to have one. I've used them before. The casting there is thin and designed to be drilled out. And aluminum is pretty soft stuff. I always used cutting oil though just to keep things cool. I recently bought a punch-out bit for when I add PC socket on Cooper/Westinghouse lights. 1-3/8". Never added a PC socket on an AE so IDK if the hole size will work for that. I'll have to check one of my AEs.

Used a wood blade hole saw as well but drilled it in reverse gears where it would not catch the aluminum and jerk a piece out.
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Sep 12, 2019 at 05:44 PM Author: MV1000watt
At least the pc socket will cover the hole

Why can't we just use led retrofit instead of replacing the whole fixture.

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Sep 12, 2019 at 06:32 PM Author: Metal Halide Boy
ive done this before and it can be done but you shuld be carful not to run into any parts of the fixture with your drill (i did it on a Cooper OVX and would have ran the drill in to the reflector if i hadnt removed it first).
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Sep 12, 2019 at 06:45 PM Author: GE101R

ive done this before and it can be done but you shuld be carful not to run into any parts of the fixture with your drill (i did it on a Cooper OVX and would have ran the drill in to the reflector if i hadnt removed it first).

Good afternoon!

I thought you said the AEL 115 was your first cobra fixture? You know, the one that was a gift. I am getting a little confused.
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Sep 12, 2019 at 06:46 PM Author: streetlight98
I checked one of my AE 113s. The hole size is actually larger, 1-3/4". GE is the same as cooper, about 1-3/8".

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

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Sep 12, 2019 at 06:56 PM Author: GE101R

I checked one of my AE 113s. The hole size is actually larger, 1-3/4". GE is the same as cooper, about 1-3/8".

I use a rounded hand file to precisely open the hole a little wider when needed.
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Sep 13, 2019 at 09:02 AM Author: GE101R

ive done this before and it can be done but you shuld be carful not to run into any parts of the fixture with your drill (i did it on a Cooper OVX and would have ran the drill in to the reflector if i hadnt removed it first).

"I got my first street light a few days ago and have hung it up and it works great. It is a American Electric 115 150w HPS." Pretty good but you need to stick with either broken sentences and misspelled words or perfect grammar! It outs you when you do that. LOL
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Sep 13, 2019 at 10:10 AM Author: HPSM250R2

"I got my first street light a few days ago and have hung it up and it works great. It is a American Electric 115 150w HPS." Pretty good but you need to stick with either broken sentences and misspelled words or perfect grammar! It outs you when you do that. LOL


I noticed it too. Every other comment seems to be different
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Sep 13, 2019 at 03:44 PM Author: Metal Halide Boy
but my grandma sent me some birthday money and i bought a Cooper OVX.
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Sep 13, 2019 at 05:16 PM Author: streetlight98
When I'm on my computer I usually use proper grammar (well like 90% of the time maybe lol). But on my phone like right now I get lazy. The phone autocorrects for the most part.

Please check out my newly-updated website! McCann Lighting Company is where my street light collection is displayed in detail.

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Sep 13, 2019 at 05:35 PM Author: GE101R

When I'm on my computer I usually use proper grammar (well like 90% of the time maybe lol). But on my phone like right now I get lazy. The phone autocorrects for the most part.

Yea, me too. The early evenings now darken the room a little early and my light above has a glare to it.
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