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Yorkdale Station - Stairway Lighting

Yorkdale Station - Stairway Lighting

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These cool looking spherical floodlights used to be MV when the station opened in 1978. They got retrofitted twice, once to SBMV lamps a while back and a second time to LED PAR lamps around 2-3 years ago. Pretty cool fluoresscent striplighting in the handrails too.

Here's a shot of these lights with SBMV lamps. I think these spherical floodlights were designed more for reflector mercury lamps and it seems like the lenses on them went missing during the reflector MV to SBMV conversion.

Here is a picture from the 1980s showing the MV lamps in use. Very clear MV vibe.

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Lamp Type:LED originally MV
Base:E26 Medium
Shape/Finish:PAR 38
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Location:Yorkdale Station
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Fabrication Date:1978

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Apr 24, 2020 at 05:57 PM Author: HPS_250
If those were originally MV, were they always self ballasted or were the ballasts removed when they were converted to SBMV?

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Apr 24, 2020 at 06:45 PM Author: joseph_125
I believe these were originally ballasted MV and then the ballasts got removed. Why? I'm not entirely sure. The floodlights have this cast box that was for a ballast. Here's a better picture showing the original MV lighting BTW.
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Apr 24, 2020 at 09:25 PM Author: HPS_250

I believe these were originally ballasted MV and then the ballasts got removed. Why? I'm not entirely sure. The floodlights have this cast box that was for a ballast. Here's a better picture showing the original MV lighting BTW.


Those looked great with the original ballasted clear MV lamps. I wonder why the ballasts were removed. Maybe a lot of them had failed?

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Apr 24, 2020 at 09:37 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah my guess is a bunch failed and they decided to save on maintenance. Kind of a shame since this station had a lot of cool lighting that got eliminated due to cost cutting. It originally featured neon tubes in the skylight that was synchronized with the arrival and departure of the trains.

The indirect lighting over the tracks also got cut when they converted from T12 to T8. The continuous fluorescent lights over the platforms got their louvers replaced with lenses and in last fall, got swapped with LED units.
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Yeah my guess is a bunch failed and they decided to save on maintenance. Kind of a shame since this station had a lot of cool lighting that got eliminated due to cost cutting. It originally featured neon tubes in the skylight that was synchronized with the arrival and departure of the trains.

The indirect lighting over the tracks also got cut when they converted from T12 to T8. The continuous fluorescent lights over the platforms got their louvers replaced with lenses and in last fall, got swapped with LED units.



Wow, those neon tubes in the ceiling skylights looked amazing! Were they converted to LED or removed? That indirect fluorescent lighting also looks really cool. It’s a shame that those were swapped out for LED units. These were probably converted to save money because SBMV lamps are much cheaper than new ballasts.

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Apr 24, 2020 at 09:51 PM Author: Lumex120
Those pictures with the neon tubes and clear mercury lighting are so awesome. They make me feel nostalgic and I wasn't even alive in the 80's.

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Apr 24, 2020 at 10:00 PM Author: joseph_125
Yeah, indoor MV survived for quite some while here but they're rapidly getting replaced with LEDs through retrofits and renovations here. I'm starting to miss seeing them in malls and office tower lobbies.

I would have loved to see the neon in operation. It was removed some time in the 90s but there are plans that might see a similar system installed with LED lighting. The first 2 minutes of this video shows a walkthrough of this station in the mid 80s and shows the neon tubes in operation. If you look closely out the window you might see the SOX lighting that used to be on the adjust expressway too.

BTW those Night Walk/Ride videos are great. Here's another one showing the old SOX lighting on the Gardiner Expressway before it got removed in 2005.
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