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Pole-top fluorescent lanterns on an amusement ride

Pole-top fluorescent lanterns on an amusement ride

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Scanned image of the Cha-Cha ride at Luna Park (Sydney) showing pole-top fluorescent lanterns on the ride. I recall that the pole-top lanterns were lit with white fluoros while the support arms were lit with coloured fluoros. Photo was probably taken in the late 60's. The ride survived until 1981.

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Oct 22, 2015 at 02:25 AM Author: Mercurylamps
Wow! An interesting use for post top fluorescents! I like it.
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Nov 11, 2015 at 03:51 PM Author: Al_M
There's still some at the North Pine Dam carpark, see here . GEC Waverley's, they were still being produced into the 2000's and were in stock when I worked for Rexel/GEC from 2002-2005. They were trying to get rid of a stack of 4x40w 4ft versions for almost nothing; at the time I had no use/desire for them but if I had my time again I would've grabbed some.

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Nov 11, 2015 at 04:53 PM Author: rapidstart
@AL_M: They have a sort of attractiveness about them.
Hopefully the ones in the dam car park will survive into the future.

Re the ones on the amusement ride, back then it didn't seem a concern to have 240v lighting whizzing around with a ride, unless they had some type of isolation arrangement. These days its got to be all low voltage.

Re your comment "if I had my time again I would've grabbed some". How many times have we all had that same sentiment

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Nov 11, 2015 at 10:15 PM Author: socketgeek63
Amusement park rides used to had awesome lighting on them. This ride shown has been popular in the US at parks & carnivals and is known as the scrambler here, used to love this ride when I was younger.

Long live the great old 20th century quality in electrical & lighting products!

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Nov 12, 2015 at 12:00 AM Author: rapidstart
Luna Park always looked better at night.
I last went on that ride around 1978. Not sure whether the stomach could cope with it now. This once would have once been considered a thrill ride but is probably tame/bland by today's standards.

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