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"Sugar Cube" Lamppost

"Sugar Cube" Lamppost

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I call it a sugar cube, because that is what it looks like to me. LOL
This is in a parking lot of a post office.

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Jan 04, 2012 at 02:43 PM Author: Ash
Similar ones existed in Israel about 30 years ago. The sphere version (which uses the same everything except the actual cover) is still made, and i have it. Though i think that the ones here are internally somewhat different than this one (at least the base looks different)

Modern-looking transparent cubes, as well as way more rounded white cubes but of small size (just enough to fit a CFL), are still made
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Jan 04, 2012 at 05:47 PM Author: nogden
I used to see those quite often, but haven't seen any recently. I forgot about that design until now! Can't even think of where I used to see them. Never really cared for that design, but interesting nonetheless.
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Dec 20, 2012 at 07:24 PM Author: ace100w120v
These are made by Holophane I think...VERY 1970s looking...
Wonder if these are MV by any chance?
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Dec 21, 2012 at 10:17 AM Author: BG101
There are (or used to be) hundreds of these HPS glare-bombs in the then-new out-of-town shopping centre at Fosse Park (although I think these were clear ones).

I never liked the design as it throws most of its light out sideways and up into the sky instead of onto the ground where it's needed (especially directly below the lantern!) and the sky was lit up like a sports stadium.


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Dec 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM Author: Ash
Those (as well as the way more common sphere version, and various rare versions that existed like hexagon ball and elipse) are ok when not used like glare bombs

As low power mercury (no more than 125w) they dont make noticable pollution, and if the uplighting is somehoiw shaeded (ie by a tall tree etc) then even better

Later ones (the ones still made today) are clear and contain a reflector "tower" in them that reflects most of the light down, they are good but they dont give the "time had stopped" aura like those with mercury
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Dec 21, 2012 at 11:38 AM Author: SeberHusky
@ Ash

Funny you should mention the globe versions. The same post office has those too, on the opposite side of the parking lot.

I collect exit signs, preferably vintage ones.

I also have a little bit of a thing for light bulbs, too. Of course, hoarding them due to the incandescent bulb ban.

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Dec 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM Author: ace100w120v
Yeah, a MV version of both would be cool!
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Dec 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM Author: Ash
The sphere i have few of those, the cube, hexaball (called "carmel" after a name of a mountain), ellipse, and flipped cone (that one is still made) are all just different shape bubbles that fit on the same base

Today this base (the "traditional" one, used by SLC and Ben Hur) is not used much, but there are other bases still made with different bubbles

Ben Hur still make similar stuff -
General catalog of bubbles - it contains many options of small gearless lanterns (intended for CFLs) as well as "street lighting" section which contains some options with the "100w SON" base and just the sphere alone with the traditional base - http://benhurl.com/default.asp?iId=LGDFL
And "Chinese style lanterns" some of which are made on the same base - http://benhurl.com/default.asp?iID=EFJLKG
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Dec 21, 2012 at 03:02 PM Author: BG101
They installed some of the "inverted cone" style globes with the refractors outside the shops where I used to live, the improvement in light levels compared to that solely from the SOX on the road nearby was hardly worth the effort as most of the light illuminated the front windows of the maisonettes above the shops, with pools of darkness below each lantern. These were HPS, probably 70W.


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Dec 21, 2012 at 03:12 PM Author: Ash
Maybe they were using the wrong reflector tower fo the 70w lamp. Thy are not that bad

But why not mercury ? All this uneve lighting that looks bad with hps is ok with mercury
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Dec 21, 2012 at 07:24 PM Author: ace100w120v
Yeah, MV isn't as bright and glary as HPS...especially if coated MV lamps are used.
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Dec 22, 2012 at 02:18 AM Author: BG101
The cones were fitted at around the peak time when mercury fixtures were being replaced with HPS unfortunately, mercury would have looked really nice there and added a nice strip of colour in a sea of SOX.

These lanterns have since been replaced at some point, I can't remember what is there now as I'm not around that area very often. Will have to take a photo, think they're still HPS but in much better lanterns.


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