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Resently Relamped Dayburning Bucket Light

Resently Relamped Dayburning Bucket Light

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This bucket light (not NEMA) has been in place for at least a few years. It went out this summer for a few months, and relamped. The old lamp was a little dimmer, but not much color shift. Then a few weeks ago, it suddenly started dayburning. I hope they fix it as fast as they did when it was out. Also the refractor is getting really brown now, and cracking off in peices. They should have just replaced the fixture with LED instead of relamping it a few months ago.

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Lamp Type:Probably Mercury Vapor
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Location:Near a barn and road

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Dec 31, 2016 at 11:24 AM Author: streetlight98
Why should they have replaced a working light? What they should have done is not used a crappy residential-grade fixture in the first place... I don't even condone these POS fixtures on residential property lol. NEMA heads trump this garbage any day (but even more so, I'd prefer to see a cobrahead since NEMAs and yardblasters toss the light all over the place instead of where it's needed).

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Mar 01, 2017 at 04:45 PM Author: wattMaster
Is this bucket light an effective streetlight?

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Mar 01, 2017 at 04:50 PM Author: Lumex120

Is this bucket light an effective streetlight?

With coated mercs, they are OK, but not as good as a cobrahead. In HPS they are horrible.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Mar 01, 2017 at 05:36 PM Author: Cal
^Why? HPS is far more efficient than MV. Or are you referring to the glare from tubular clear lamps?

At that height I can't see it being much good with MV below 250W anyway. Either that or the fixture is tiny and is exaggerating the scale.
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Mar 01, 2017 at 07:36 PM Author: Flurofan96
Good that they did not go for LED.Screw LED

I will give LEDisease a taste of my shoe

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Mar 01, 2017 at 07:48 PM Author: streetlight98
The fixture would be just fine at that height. that's a standard mounting height for a street light.

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Mar 06, 2017 at 07:30 PM Author: Lumex120

^Why? HPS is far more efficient than MV. Or are you referring to the glare from tubular clear lamps?

At that height I can't see it being much good with MV below 250W anyway. Either that or the fixture is tiny and is exaggerating the scale.

Light from a /DX lamp is more diffused, less glarey, and is easier to see by than HPS or LEDs. Plus, you don't need a minimum of 250w in a bucket light. I have see 100w mercury NEMAs like this that are just fine.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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Mar 15, 2017 at 06:08 PM Author: wattMaster
Also, the MV bucket lights seem to last practically forever, even if they are low-quality yardblasters.

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Mar 15, 2017 at 07:24 PM Author: xelareverse
you're kidding I hope

LED Toobs minus Too equals LED bs

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you're kidding I hope

who?

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Mar 15, 2017 at 09:41 PM Author: xelareverse
The person who posted this

LED Toobs minus Too equals LED bs

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Mar 16, 2017 at 08:26 AM Author: streetlight98
They do make replacement buckets for these and they're not all that expensive for the cheapo yardblasters. Sears sells it online. And WalMart sells the 9" Cooper version too.

Simply scarf up $20 for a new bucket and photocell and this thing can serve another 25 years easily. People wonder why all these other countries around the world hate our guts. One of the reasons is we're so wasteful with our resources! There's nothing wrong with the fixture itself so no need to replace it. That's just our consumerist society talking. "It's not the latest and greatest so throw it out and get a nice shiny new one!"

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Mar 16, 2017 at 10:18 AM Author: Lumex120
If this doesn't cast enough light on the ground, they could just put a mogul to medium adapter in it then use a 175w R40 lamp. It will be more of an FCO fixture, but even if the refractor is old and yellow it will still work great. Also, you are right about how wasteful this country is with it's resources. In other countries (mainly South America and southeast Asia I think) you will still find 1940's equipment and streetlighting still in use. There is nothing wrong with it, so why replace it? If only the same would happen here.

Any machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough.

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