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I dislike this fixture because it bit me.

I dislike this fixture because it bit me.

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This is what used to be on my house as a security light. It is an old (powerlight?) 1 piece fixture. When I tried servicing it after it had gone out I had 120 volts go right through my arm and out my foot into the ladder. The reason being is pretty self explanatory based on the photo HERE . The (FIBERGLASS!!) mounting plate that the socket was connected to broke down over the years and the socket broke off and started dangling in the wind. The old westy bulb got busted and at some point one of the wires made its home directly connected to the fixtures frame. Me totally unsuspecting fell into this trap. This isn't the first time I've been shocked though. I've been shocked many times. In the same fashion and I'm still here. But that still f*cking hurt!! Needless to say the fixture was torn off the arm and replaced with my regent industrial GT75 fitted with an intermatic photo cell and a clear westy lamp. Much brighter and probably more reliable! Less likely tk kill someone too.

New fixture pictured below:
HERE [Regent GT76]

Now I do dislike this fixture for shocking me.... But I will definitely modify it with a PROPER mounting bracket so it will be a good light....

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Sep 25, 2019 at 05:55 AM Author: Metal Halide Boy
I want one of those! (I like the way they look).
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Sep 25, 2019 at 07:18 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps
I believe I know of an abandoned one somewhere. I'll have to check tho. If so I'll shimmey up a pole and grab you one.

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Sep 25, 2019 at 02:11 PM Author: joseph_125
The spun aluminum houaing and the seperate slipfitter reminds me of my Powerlite gumball. I wonder who made this.
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Sep 25, 2019 at 04:01 PM Author: streetlight98
I believe this is a powerlite Joe! I have one of these and the PC socket mentions Canada.

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Sep 25, 2019 at 09:39 PM Author: joseph_125
Interesting, they remind me of the remote ballasted fixtures used with the EPAC Suburba-Pac lights but these have integral ballasts.
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Sep 26, 2019 at 04:41 AM Author: streetlight98
Mine was retrofitted to HPS and has a sylvania mogul socket. I'm guessing it was 100w mv originally. If it was incandescent it probably would have a medium socket.

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

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