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When looking at fluorescent streetlights in L'Anse, Michigan, USA, I decided to go past the DPW building and see what might be laying in the weeds. Here they are! A little pile of out-of-service lights. They have cooked ballasts and damaged lenses, but other than that, are in very nice shape. I was very happy to find these.

I did not bring any home, however. First, I went through L'Anse on a camping trip and did not have any way to haul these home (they are about seven feet long, after all). I did stop in to the city offices and talked to the manager, but he didn't say I could have these when I mentioned them. Again, though, I didn't ask because I couldn't bring them home anyways.

I will probably pursue these more next year and if I can get them, will make a special trip to pick them up.

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Manufacturer:Line Material Industries
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Location:DPW Yard

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Jul 15, 2010 at 06:15 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Good find if you can eventually get some of them
Since they're around 7-feet long, do they take 6-foot lamps?

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

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Jul 15, 2010 at 06:27 PM Author: nogden
Yes, 6' high output tubes!
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Jul 15, 2010 at 06:59 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Nice!
A couple of these (& new ballasts) and you'd have some sweet outdoor/yard lights

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

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Jul 15, 2010 at 09:49 PM Author: icefoglights
Very cool find! Good luck getting them.

Behind them looks like a Waterous fire hydrant... the same kind they use here

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Jul 16, 2010 at 06:09 AM Author: nogden
I did not notice what kind of hydrant that was, but I did see a few brackets back there for these lights!
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Jul 16, 2010 at 06:13 AM Author: DieselNut
MAN! You gotta rescue those! Those would make awesome yard lights!

Preheat Fluorescents forever!
I love diesel engines, rural/farm life and vintage lighting!

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Jul 17, 2010 at 06:54 PM Author: nogden
Actually, there are two lenses there. There are three fixtures on the bottom and the two on top are the lenses. The one on top has a hole in it, but still, it's better than none!

I need to decide what to do. I might be able to go back there this fall and try to get these fixtures. Or, I might wait until they replace a few more fixtures and try to get more than the few seen here. I suppose it is a gamble either way! If it was not a four-day trip round-trip to L'Anse, I would do both; get these lights and go back later for more.
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Apr 06, 2018 at 04:18 AM Author: marvinsuggs
Awesome
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