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Sylvania Powerlite VF500

Sylvania Powerlite VF500

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These odd looking post top lights were used occasionally to light strip mall and plaza parking lot entrances. Classic 1960s Powerlite design, the large diffuser also allowed them to be used as a sign. I've seen some at another plaza with the text ENTER and EXIT on the diffuser. I'm not entirely sure, but I think the pole with the Twistpak might be a newer replacement. I'm guessing it uses MV or MH. The rest of the lot is lit with B2213s with one newer pole holding two B2228s instead.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:Sylvania Canada/Powerlite Devices Limited
Model Reference:VF500
Lamp
Lamp Type:4x F48T12/HO
Fixture
Fixture Type:Post top
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Fabrication Date:1960s

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May 27, 2020 at 11:56 PM Author: DimBulb
Nice shot!
They don't look like they're lighting the area very well tho.

My very first word was LIGHT!

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May 28, 2020 at 12:29 AM Author: joseph_125
Thanks, yeah I don't think they're that effective as a light but they sure have that nice look to them lol
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May 28, 2020 at 12:43 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Cool! It would be cool to get one of these and put different diffusers that say the home address or happy birthday or something like that and colored diffusers/filters for different effects.

Good quality things are awesome. Cheaply made things are not.

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May 28, 2020 at 01:40 AM Author: joseph_125
That would be interesting for sure. Here's one in the wild with text on the diffuser. It also has the top cap that seems to be missing on the pictured lights.
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