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ITT Yard Lite

ITT Yard Lite

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This is an interesting fixture. It was made by ITT Lighting in November of 1983. The ballast is tacked to the socket crossbar. It will only use a latch-on refractor, as the socket crossbar does not have mounting points for a screw-on refractor. However, it has lead wires instead of a terminal block. Also unusual for NEMA optical assemblies, is the reflector covers the whole top, with only a hole cut in the center for the socket. This is more often seen in screw-on style refractors. Aside from the crack in the refractor, it is in new condition, with no evidence that it had ever been connected to power until I had tested it. The photocell is an Area Lighting Research that appears to have been supplied new with this fixture. The only thing missing was the original Westinghouse BT-28 lamp. In it's place, it came with a 2003 Philips lamp.

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:ITT Lighting
Model Reference:R-175
Lamp
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapor
Service Life:24,000+ hrs
Fixture
Fixture Type:NEMA
Ballast Type:ITT H39 HX-NPF
Socket Type:Mogul Screw (E39)
Photocell Type:ALR Twistlock 120v
Electrical
Wattage:175
Voltage:120v 60Hz
Current:3.3 amps
Physical/Production
Factory Location:USA
Fabrication Date:November 1983

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Oct 14, 2011 at 08:32 PM Author: Lightguy
I have that same ITT nema head too!

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Oct 14, 2011 at 10:25 PM Author: icefoglights
I saw that. Same construction too.

I managed to carefully fit a new refractor to this.

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Oct 16, 2011 at 04:19 PM Author: don93s
I bought one of these new back in the early 80's. I guess these were considered "residential" as like you said, they lacked the terminal block and had an enclosed ballast from the diffuser. That diffuser wouldn't fit onto a fixture with a terminal block either.
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Nov 18, 2011 at 12:12 AM Author: icefoglights
I just discovered something special about the lamp it came with. I thought it was a modern Philips, but it turns out to be an unusual ED28 Westinghouse Lifeguard, probably original.

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Jan 13, 2012 at 06:52 PM Author: power bracket
The reason the later residental NEMA head fixtures had screwed on lenses was to get the UL label.. UL required that the reflector/refractor be attached to the fixture by "mechanical" means and the old trusty latches that worked so well for decades suddenly were not acceptable.. This ITT design was a residential design with the closed ballast and no terminal block.. the commercial version had an open reflector and terminal bolck..and were all suppiled with a 24 inch aluminum upsweep bracket..not the short straight residential style..

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Nov 06, 2016 at 07:51 PM Author: ace100w120v
You mentioned carefully fitting a new refractor, can that be done easily on most lights? My old Electripak needs one. Are the 8" refractors more or less universal, meaning any should fit?
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Nov 06, 2016 at 08:59 PM Author: icefoglights
The aluminum for the reflector is pretty thin, so it was a case of carefully unfolding the the lip that holds the refractor on, than folding it back after. It works, but the end result is a little crinkled.

You could get a cheap CFL yardblaster and steal the refractor out of it. Could probably even just screw the whole refractor assembly onto your ElectriPak.

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Nov 06, 2016 at 08:59 PM Author: ace100w120v
I might try either of the things you describe. I'd rather keep the original reflector though since a new, shiny one would look somewhat out of place.
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Nov 06, 2016 at 09:02 PM Author: Lumex120
They sell replacement refractors at Fleet farm and Menards.

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Nov 06, 2016 at 09:31 PM Author: ace100w120v
Oh, Icefoglights, got any use for a refractor less CFL unit, other than a paperweight? I must admit, that would be a great gag gift for any HID enthusiast, one of those things.
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