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Revere Fluorescent Streetlights

Revere Fluorescent Streetlights


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I was wondering if anybody has seen any of these in service? Or even old photos somewhere? Info?

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Jan 02, 2009 at 12:46 PM Author:
those would make good floor lamps!!!
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Jan 02, 2009 at 10:48 PM Author: DimBulb
If you had a really high ceiling!!!

My very first word was LIGHT!





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Jan 03, 2009 at 01:26 PM Author:
I know that during the 1950s, there were fluorescent luminaires lighting Seventh Avenue in NYC according to a website I was looking at once, but I still have yet to find pictures of them. Maybe you could do a search on that and you might find out some more info. about this type of luminaire. I'll try to search too and if I find anything I'll let you know!




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Jan 03, 2009 at 01:32 PM Author:
@Dimbulb well yeah,but the design looks so cool,if your one of the crafty types,its possible to make your own version for home use.
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Jan 04, 2009 at 02:27 AM Author: DimBulb
True! Maybe DaveMan could create something like them!!! I good at fixing old stuff but not designing things.

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Jan 04, 2009 at 07:07 AM Author:
I already got ideas of designing it actually!!!!!!! So far my thinking is a 4 lamp F15T8 preheat!




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Jan 04, 2009 at 09:07 AM Author:
good jace,cant wait to see it!




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Jan 04, 2009 at 10:39 AM Author:
Donno how long im gonna take...

By the way I see it says it's from 1950, and it mentioned instant start and no starters needed.....so would they be single pin or a 2 pin rapid start? It's just how it says "instant start"
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Jan 04, 2009 at 10:55 AM Author: FGS
Never heard of a single pin 40w lamp.

Why I like LEDs on top of other lighting tech?
LEDs = Upgrade 95% of the applications. (That is if you avoid eBay's LEDs).


LED brainwash? No, people uses them cuz they work well for them.

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Jan 04, 2009 at 01:40 PM Author: DimBulb
I posted a pic showing the sizes available in 1947. (I dont have any books from 1950)

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May 25, 2019 at 05:25 AM Author: Fluorescent05
F40 instant start lamps were standard bi pin lamps with internal shunts. They were wired like slimlines, except with bi pin sockets. The internal shunt is how the ballast knows a lamp is in the fixture.

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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^homebuilt fixture


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May 25, 2019 at 09:15 AM Author: xmaslightguy
That would be a cool streetlight to have!

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

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May 25, 2019 at 09:54 AM Author: wide-lite 1000
Check this out Dim Bulb https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Revere-fluted-gas-station-pole-light-Revere-Pylonlight/163375257496?_trkparms=aid%3D111001&algo%3DREC.SEED&ao%3D1&asc%3D20160727114228&meid%3D672054cb66774bb8ba673e2438cfca05&pid%3D100290&rk%3D1&rkt%3D4&sd%3D163375257496&itm%3D163375257496&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507

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May 25, 2019 at 10:18 AM Author: vintagefluorescent
Bulbs could be original with this - Not everyone had double pin shunted F40T12s laying around ,

OMG
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May 25, 2019 at 10:25 AM Author: DimBulb
Seems like Wisconsin has more vintage fluorescent lights than any other place!!!

Can't believe it was over 10 years ago when I posted this!

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May 25, 2019 at 10:48 AM Author: vintagefluorescent
These are beautiful- The only reason Iā€™m guessing they never became popular would be people having a problem with the glare ,

For gas stations these are A Great idea especially for use around the Island Like Wide-Lite 1000 posted,

Iā€™m sure this seller would be more then happy to sell You some vintage gas pumps to go with it ,

Very nice šŸ‘šŸ’”
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May 25, 2019 at 10:56 AM Author: wide-lite 1000
I'd love to buy that light if it wasn't so damned EXPENSIVE ! I'll keep it on my watch list though, never know when the seller will come to his senses and lower the price! It has happened before !

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May 25, 2019 at 11:25 AM Author: vintagefluorescent
I agree- Over 3 Years ago an e-bay seller posted a pair of 1945 vintage General Electric F15T12 Fluorescent light bulbs- With the Bakelite/plastic endcaps for $100 a piece when they finally came down to $100 for the pair I bought them ,

Any seller with common sense should realize those lights are not going to fetch $2000 but how many eBay sellers do You know have common sense ,

One things for sure - That seller did not pay anywhere near the amount he is asking ,
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