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Vintage fluorescent streetlights

Vintage fluorescent streetlights


There are four of these lighting up a parking lot for a No Frills. Only 3 of them work and of those 3, only 1 has all of its t12 bulbs working. As of this date these are still in use even though the rest of the store has gone LED

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Manufacturer:unknown
Lamp
Lamp Type: Fluorescent
Filament/Radiator Type:Murcury, phosphor, electrodes
Base:pin
Shape/Finish:T12
Fixture
Fixture Type:streetlight
Ballast Type:rapid start?
Location:No Frills parking lot
Optical
Lumen Output:somewhat bright
Lumen Efficacy:good
Color Temperature:5000k
Color Rendering Index:75
Physical/Production
Fabrication Date:1960s?
Application/Use:Being used to light up a supermarket parking lot

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Dec 08, 2019 at 03:38 PM Author: CreeRSW207
Nice to hear that fluorescent is still in use.

Long live Mercury Vapor and Incandescent street lighting!

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Dec 08, 2019 at 03:42 PM Author: lbulb5000
very true. Its too bad they cant maintain them a little better tho
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Dec 08, 2019 at 03:57 PM Author: CreeRSW207

very true. Its too bad they cant maintain them a little better tho

I would love to see them in mint condition.

Long live Mercury Vapor and Incandescent street lighting!

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Mainly the electrical side of things


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Dec 08, 2019 at 05:09 PM Author: sox35
There are a few small fluorescents near here, must try and get some photos, they probably won't be around for much longer, all the surrounding streets are now LED

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Dec 08, 2019 at 05:34 PM Author: CreeRSW207

There are a few small fluorescents near here, must try and get some photos, they probably won't be around for much longer, all the surrounding streets are now LED

Oh No!

Long live Mercury Vapor and Incandescent street lighting!

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Dec 08, 2019 at 05:43 PM Author: joseph_125
Would like to see these maintained better but I guess they're at least still in use. I think I know which No Frills these are at, been meaning to make the trek at night to see them at night personally too.
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Dec 08, 2019 at 08:55 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Welcome to LG Ibulb5000 !

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Dec 08, 2019 at 10:33 PM Author: lbulb5000
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Dec 10, 2019 at 07:00 PM Author: Columbo
Which No Frills store is this?

Streetlights are most often overlooked by society as we go about in life. I have had an interest and fascination for them since I was very little. I love drawing detailed city-scapes and the streetlights are my signature. They always play an important role in my drawings. Like Bob Ross' clouds.

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Dec 10, 2019 at 09:00 PM Author: lbulb5000

Which No Frills store is this?

Its Jasons No Frills on Eglington ave west in Toronto ON
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Dec 10, 2019 at 10:42 PM Author: Columbo
Those are tremendous. I wish these were still in common use.

Streetlights are most often overlooked by society as we go about in life. I have had an interest and fascination for them since I was very little. I love drawing detailed city-scapes and the streetlights are my signature. They always play an important role in my drawings. Like Bob Ross' clouds.

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Dec 11, 2019 at 10:15 AM Author: lbulb5000
Sorry, I think I deleted your comment by accident, i meant to press reply but I think I selected delete by mistake. But those lights in Richmond hill you showed looked to be in pretty good shape for their age. I wonder if its possible that when the ballasts fail they are just replacing the entire fixture with LED.


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https://www.google.com/maps/@43.8837067,-79.4409814,3a,48.7y,43.53h,100.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s9JwIlPrL_Ic7e9UgDTU9AQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
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Dec 11, 2019 at 05:43 PM Author: joseph_125
No worries. I've retyped the gist of it below.

There's a No Frills in Richmond Hill that still has some fluorescent parking lot lights in use. 6 single poles and 2 quad poles, the entire parking lot used to be lit with only fluorescent until around 2012-2013 when they replaced most of the poles with new poles and LEDs. The remaining fluorescents have been up for years after so I wonder if it was an aborted LED conversion project. The remaining ones were still going strong when I passed by a couple weekends ago.

Night shot of part of the parking lot, taken before LED conversion
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