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Chicago street-lights

Chicago street-lights

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All heads identified as follows:
1 - GE M-250A2 crimefighter on the west side of N. Cumberland Ave.
2 - GE M-400A2, E Jackson Drive, Downtown Chicago.
3 - AE/ITT 327 on S Michigan Ave, Downtown Chicago.
4 - AEL 325 (current generation) FCO CMH on South Lake Shore Drive.
5 - GE M-400 (current generation) on W Maple Ave. in Norridge (lit mostly with 250w MV & some MH)
6 - GE M-400R2 on the east side of N. Cumberland Ave. (Norridge side)

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Manufacturer:GE, AEL and AE/ITT
Model Reference:Various In Chicago
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Fixture Type:Cobra-head Street-lighting

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Jul 14, 2019 at 04:10 AM Author:
1-250W HPS
2-400W HPS
3-1000W HPS
4-310W PSMH
5-250W PSMH
6-400W MV
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Jul 14, 2019 at 07:45 AM Author: AsXSn
Nice fixtures
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Jul 14, 2019 at 09:01 AM Author: Lumex120
3 is an American Electric/ITT 327.

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

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Jul 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
1: GE M-250A2
2: GE M-400A2
3: AE/ITT 327 as Lumex states
4: GE M-400A (current generation)
5: GE M-400 (current generation)
6: GE M-400R2

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Jul 14, 2019 at 11:21 AM Author: streetlight98
4 is actually an AEL 325 full cut-off. The rest of the models are correct.

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Jul 14, 2019 at 11:22 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
@streetlight98: My bad. They looked so similar. Just need more practice lol.

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Jul 14, 2019 at 11:32 AM Author: Lumex120
Something I noticed is that AEL PSMH tags are red on top and white on the bottom but GE tags are the opposite.

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Jul 14, 2019 at 12:28 PM Author: streetlight98
Yeah I've noticed that too. I forget how coopers are though. I think red on the bottom looks better. Red on top looks like the red is "floating" to me lol.

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Jul 14, 2019 at 01:32 PM Author: Lumex120

Yeah I've noticed that too. I forget how coopers are though. I think red on the bottom looks better. Red on top looks like the red is "floating" to me lol.

I saw a picture of a black PSMH OVX on GOL and I think it was the same as GE tags except it said "PSMH" in the corner.
Speaking of Cooper stuff it sounds like I wasn't going to be able to get that 115 so I'm going to be trying to get a 100w metal halide RMA instead. Apparently you just can't order or get price quotes for roadway lights if you aren't part of a company. If I get one it's going to be with a NEMA tag so it will be interesting to see what they use for low wattage PSMH tags.

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Jul 14, 2019 at 04:18 PM Author: streetlight98
Cooper does what AEL does for low watt PSMH tags. Solid red. Pretty sure they just say MH too. Saw some 70w PSMH OVHs in southern NH a few years ago.

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Jul 15, 2019 at 06:55 AM Author: rjluna2
I used to see these now known Crimefighter street light fixtures dotted in Chicago area.

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Jul 15, 2019 at 09:41 AM Author: HPSM250R2
#4 is interesting. The AEL 325 310w PSMH. I have never seen a cobrahead with that type of lamp and socket before.
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Jul 15, 2019 at 09:43 AM Author: Lumex120

#4 is interesting. The AEL 325 310w PSMH. I have never seen a cobrahead with that type of lamp and socket before.

It's a Philips electronic ballast thing. I was really confused when I saw them first too.

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Jul 15, 2019 at 09:46 AM Author: HPSM250R2

It's a Philips electronic ballast thing. I was really confused when I saw them first too.


Ah so that means this fixture was ordered with an electronic ballast?
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Jul 15, 2019 at 02:49 PM Author: streetlight98
It's another special Chicago thing. The lamps are all proprietary.

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Jul 15, 2019 at 06:53 PM Author: lights*plus
I uploaded a larger pic of the AEL pic#4 here.
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Nov 12, 2020 at 02:46 AM Author: trojmiejski
Interesting to see 1kW HPS in a cobrahead.
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Nov 12, 2020 at 03:59 AM Author: lights*plus
X1 in the USA was not all that rare.
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Nov 12, 2020 at 04:06 AM Author: trojmiejski
1kW MV I can understand, in Europe were in many places too. But 1kW HPS in Europe is something very uncommon outside of use as grow lights.
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Nov 12, 2020 at 10:01 AM Author: streetlight98
1000w HPS is incredibly rare in the northeastern USA. Unsure about other areas, though they were common in Texas I believe. It's so insanely bright I dont even see a need for it lol. At that point you'd probably get better lighting from 400w HPS spaced closer together on shorter poles. But I'm not an expert on that.

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Nov 12, 2020 at 11:43 AM Author: joseph_125
I don't think I've ever seen a 1kW HPS streetlight in Ontario outside of highmast lighting. 1kW MV was used in some parking lots though.
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Nov 12, 2020 at 01:42 PM Author: CreeRSW207
There’s some 1kw HPS lights in Boston.

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Dec 07, 2020 at 02:28 PM Author: trojmiejski
About the usage of lightsources of efficacy close to HPS efficacy and wattages bigger than 400W, now I remembered that there were plans in Poland to introduce 700W metal halide lamps in streetlighting but said plans failed because lamp production technology was inferior, they couldn't make reliable 700W metal halide lamps (small batches were made though and I've seen such lamp in other collector hands) so fixtures weren't produced (or a single prototype was made and lost in history as anyway it was listed in catalogues as Polam Gostynin OUH-700) as there weren't lamps to put inside.
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