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McCann Lighting DDV Vintage-Style Dusk-to-Dawn Luminaire

McCann Lighting DDV Vintage-Style Dusk-to-Dawn Luminaire

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I turned the Cooper RMA NEMA with the busted socket into this! I made a new socket bracket for a medium base socket, the socket is suspended higher up in the head, around mid-way up. This keeps the lamp above the bottom edge of the reflector.

I changed out the twist-lock PC for a button type PC, fabricating a custom metal place to fill in the hole. I did this because I wanted to keep the twist-lock socket as a spare, since Westinghouse used the same PC socket (Cooper bought them out thus used their PC socket design).

I painted the housing with Rust-Oleum "Aluminum" paint and it looks incredible IMO. On the reflector, which yes, is supposed to be paired with a bucket refractor, I painted the inside white and the outside with "Smoke Gray". The idea was to get this reflector to have that enameled porcelain look to it like my crescent moon has. I think it looks pretty good! I haven't decided if I'm going to keep this or try and sell it or install it at a family member's house.

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Aug 05, 2016 at 02:15 PM Author: Lumex120
How much would you sell this for if you did?

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Aug 05, 2016 at 05:47 PM Author: Lumex120
if it's under $50 I might be interested.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Aug 05, 2016 at 07:51 PM Author: streetlight98
I wouldn't sell it here because I don't want to ship it. I'd sell it locally to a friend or something to use for a yard light. Or I may keep it. Dunno yet. But I hate boxing things up to ship. a PITA.

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

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Aug 06, 2016 at 12:25 AM Author: don93s
Man...that's a pretty sweet customized restoration.
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Aug 06, 2016 at 08:03 AM Author: streetlight98
Thanks! Yeah I wanted to turn the busted 2013 Cooper NEMA head into something cool lol. It was 70W HPS but for some reason it had a 100W HPS NEMA tag (the same one on the bulletin board in the background). The fixture label, socket label, and ballast label all say 70W though. I guess Cooper's NEMA tag man didn't have his morning coffee yet when this light was made. Or it was Friday after lunch break.

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

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Aug 06, 2016 at 03:33 PM Author: joseph_125
Very nice job! I've seen some lights with upside down NEMA tags before. Maybe it was the same guy.

I'm personally not a fan of boxing up lights and shipping them but I guess this one is small enough to ship.
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Aug 06, 2016 at 05:42 PM Author: Solanaceae
At least there is no lens to risk breakage here.

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Aug 06, 2016 at 07:10 PM Author: streetlight98
Yes, true. This is a small light and there would be no lens to break. I'd want to be able to see this in person once in awhile wherever it ends up.

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Aug 06, 2016 at 07:11 PM Author: Solanaceae
Lol, I have separation anxiety with my fixtures that are in storage, I kno how ya feel!

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