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Somebody didn't like the optics of the prismatic lense of this B2224 shining into their front yard at night. A common 'fix' to this problem has seen many of these lose their lense for a couple of days and undergo heavy spray painting with black paint. There are quite a few around my hometown where this has occured over the years - some 'paint jobs' are really well done, see here...while some of the spray painting has been appalling and the above photo is one of them!!! (As well as the photo before this one).

There was a metal 'insert' available from Sylvania where it was placed inside the lense, saving somebody having to remove the lense and do this, see here. I have found one example of the B2224 where the power co has decided to be creative and forgo the usual spray painting fix and construct their own metal shield, see here.

These B2224's are notorious for losing their lenses in my neck of the woods, and a couple of years ago when this happened the whole unit would be replaced a Sylvania Urban - the same thing was happening if somebody complained about these glaring into their house. However the election of a new State Government two years ago has seen this stop and missing lenses replaced and offending lenses spray painted.

I have a couple of photos of the B2224 from my personal collection on my gallery already (here, here and here). Also here is a photo of a dayburning B2224.

optishield2.jpg Opti_shield_.jpg B2224_Laurel.jpg B2224_Alderley.jpg

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Jul 01, 2014 at 10:20 AM Author: Flurofan96
That's not good Who does the spraying on the lenses, the council or a local resident in England we use external reflector or blackout tape to cut out light spill

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Jul 01, 2014 at 10:44 AM Author: rjluna2
Is this legal such as this?

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Jul 01, 2014 at 06:39 PM Author: BG101
Strewth! It looks like someone had a spray can on a modified litter picker to do this. If this had a sensor (I can't see one) they could have sprayed that too, making it a dayburner. Why not go the whole hog I wonder if they also tinted their windscreen in the process ..


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Jul 01, 2014 at 09:27 PM Author: Dazm229
What a disgraceful attempt at controlling light spill, especially considering that spill light controllers / baffles are readily available from Sylvania for these lights. No respect!!
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Jul 03, 2014 at 10:24 AM Author: jimmyjames
Hi Flurofan96, the local Power Co do the painting or 'wrecking' on these streetlights. I have seen paint jobs on these that are quitre reasonable such as this one here, even though no matter how neat it is I still hate it! Australia has external reflectors pre-made for lantern lenses, it's just that our Power Co never seems to be bothered using them, as opposed to other towns and cities in Australia that do use them.

Hey Robert, I would be very surprised if it was legal and up to road safety standard! As this particular B2224 currently stands it is not a very effective street light, you might get away with the sides being painted, but having the semi circle painted on the bottom of the reflector really impacts this B2224's light spill onto the below roadway.

Haha BG101, well said! It would not surprise me one bit if this were the case with these people!! The sensor to this is located on the bottom left of the chassis, but it is covered in cobwebs and some days it does dayburn, while on others the cobwebs don't seem to affect it as much and it turns off.

Hello again Dazm229 (I just saw that you're from Melbourne - great to see more Aussies coming out of the woodwork!) Yep light spill refractors are very much readily available and some towns go to the bother of using them, unfortunately the Power Co's here do not

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Jul 03, 2014 at 10:36 AM Author: rjluna2
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Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Aug 13, 2014 at 10:10 PM Author: markymarks
That looks flamin' terrible. Even though they make blockouts for these they would cost a small amount of money, as well as being able to fabricate one in a work shop with tin and tin snips.

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Dec 17, 2014 at 05:05 PM Author: Fairlane500Skyliner
This is pretty common for the post-top lanterns around Canberra.
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Dec 18, 2014 at 11:17 PM Author: markymarks
The thing with this light, they've sprayed over the primal optics of the lens which gives side ways light distribution, this defeats the purpose of having a streetlight there at all.

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Dec 19, 2014 at 01:46 AM Author: Fairlane500Skyliner
They should've just told the whining residents to shove their complaints where the sun don't shine.
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Dec 26, 2014 at 06:32 PM Author: markymarks
That's why blinds were invented. But there's always the usual complaining pinhead that says "Why should I shut my blinds".

AEI, GEC, Osram, Rexel Optispec. Manufactured 1968-2008. may they live forever in our collections.

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