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Curved refractor NEMA

Curved refractor NEMA


I found this NEMA recently a few miles away. I don't know if it's mercury or HPS, but the lens shape is unusual. Usually I see flatter sided or rarely tapered refractor NEMAs. This shape reminds me of that 60s A/E NEMA that was on eBay with the Holophane lens.

Could this be 60s or 70s era? The house it's at looks like 1960s era. From the arm I'm thinking it's American Electric. As you can tell the pole looks quite old too.

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Manufacturer:American Electric?
Model Reference:11?
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Lamp Type:Unknown
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Fixture Type:NEMA
Socket Type:Mogul
Photocell Type:Twist Lock
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Fabrication Date:?
Application/Use:Security Lighting

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May 17, 2020 at 11:24 AM Author: sol
This could very well be a glass refractor. It is most likely mercury vapour, given its apparent age.
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May 17, 2020 at 11:34 AM Author: BT25

This could very well be a glass refractor. It is most likely mercury vapour, given its apparent age.

There were plastic lenses made with this taper too.
As to age of the luminaire, ITT/American-Electric offered these on their Series 11 NEMA's during the 1970's. This most likely is a 175W/H39 mercury vapor, which was the most common wattage in this format...100W/H38 and 250W/H37 were less common.

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May 17, 2020 at 04:14 PM Author: Cole D.
Thanks for the information! This was a cool find because this is in GCE territory, and I've never seen anything this old in their areas. Almost everything still existing is HPS NEMAs or LEDs now, other than those MV Powr/Brackets that I think are from the early 80s/maybe 70s.

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May 17, 2020 at 06:40 PM Author: DimBulb
That refractor looks taller than my LM.
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May 17, 2020 at 10:31 PM Author: Cole D.
I'll try to get a better picture if I get a chance.

Collect vintage incandescent and fluorescent fixtures. Also like HID lighting and streetlights.

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