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Norelco Yard Light Cum Plant Light

Norelco Yard Light Cum Plant Light

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Per a "bright" idea of my dad, this nearly NOS Norelco yard blaster had its arm shortened and installed in the partially completed greenhouse to supplement the weak sunlight on cold winter days.

Although many of these fixtures were marketed as HPS but were really MV with Unalux lamps, mine was truly MV. However, I figured it was the most historically accurate place I could use a Sylvania Unalux lamp fellow member Icefoglights gave me.

It does add some heat to that chilly greenhouse, although the one caveat I have found is that every time the refrigerator kicks on the light goes into hot restrike mode. About a year ago I had the brilliant idea to install various HID yard blaster lights all over my rural property, only to discover that they and generator power and changing loads don't always get along.

Nevertheless, given the clear nature of the greenhouse, it still functions as a yard light quite well.

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Light Information

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Manufacturer:Norelco, Sylvania
Lamp
Lamp Type:High Pressure Sodium Retrofit
Base:E39
Shape/Finish:BT28/clear
Fixture
Fixture Type:Yardblaster
Ballast Type:HX-NPF
Location:Port Alexander, AK
Electrical
Wattage:150
Voltage:120
Optical
Lumen Output:14,000
Color Temperature:2200K
Color Rendering Index:22
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:1970s

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Lights are awesome! :)


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Mar 09, 2019 at 01:50 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Awesome!

-Date decoder of most US lamps 1960-present.

-Collects all types of lights.

I'll save any vintage lamp... dead or alive! Smiley

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Verd a ray classic.


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Mar 09, 2019 at 03:05 PM Author: Silverliner
Great set up. I’m learning a bit here about how you make a living in Alaska. Indoor gardening because it’s so cold up there, makes sense!

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Mar 09, 2019 at 03:15 PM Author: Lumex120
That's pretty cool. What's a "(...) plant"? (not something I'm going to google). Also, I know you mostly use off-grid power, do you use any solar power?

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Mar 09, 2019 at 03:19 PM Author: ace100w120v
Trying to extend the growing season. Obviously, legal things (food) in this case.

Re: off grid power, a little bit of solar, one 80w panel. Mainly to maintain batteries when nobody is there, but it makes a difference nevertheless. Got a 400w wind turbine as well. Would like to go with more solar for sure.
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Mar 09, 2019 at 03:41 PM Author: rjluna2
I see you have green thumb here, ace

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Re: off grid power, a little bit of solar, one 80w panel. Mainly to maintain batteries when nobody is there, but it makes a difference nevertheless. Got a 400w wind turbine as well. Would like to go with more solar for sure.

Something I want to do once I get my own place is get a really big solar setup (at least in 6-7KW range) along with batteries. I'd try to get all my power from that. I would also have a decently sized wind turbine. Of course, this would all probably cost too much but I can dream can't I?

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Mar 09, 2019 at 08:32 PM Author: streetlight98
Nice! Yeah the hot restrike when the fridge kicks on is one of the drawbacks of a basic "reactor" or "HX" type ballast. A CWA ballast (capacitor in series with the lamp) can handle a stronger momentary voltage dip. A CWI ballast can best handle a voltage dip. Granted, the better the ballast is at handling irregular line voltage, the more expensive it is and the higher the ballast losses are. Most early HPS ballasts were CWI.

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Mar 09, 2019 at 08:44 PM Author: ace100w120v
The 70w Cooper blaster light on the opposite side of the house restrikes within seconds. I don't think the fridge will kill it, but we did find the skill saw will...
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Mar 09, 2019 at 08:45 PM Author: lite_lover
Nice set-up there Andy!

The brighter the better.

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Mar 09, 2019 at 08:47 PM Author: ace100w120v
Thanks Darren! Looks horrible now, because it isn't done yet!
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Mar 09, 2019 at 08:58 PM Author: lite_lover
It'll be a project once the weather warms up!

The brighter the better.

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Mar 09, 2019 at 09:00 PM Author: ace100w120v
And next time I'm home, if Dad doesn't get to it before!
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Mar 09, 2019 at 09:00 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Plants..looks like Kale?

Colored Fluorescent's such as F40T12 Red or  Green or Blue are awesome...

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Mar 09, 2019 at 09:02 PM Author: ace100w120v
Actually yes! Means I did technically get to eat out of the garden a couple times...kale and a few tomatoes...LOL
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