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Old mercury vapor street light

Old mercury vapor street light

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There are a few of these in White bear lake, MN. They have /DX lamps and appear to be 100w.

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Lamp Type:Mercury vapor
Filament/Radiator Type:Quartz arctube
Base:Probably E39
Fixture
Fixture Type:Street light (decorative)
Location:White bear lake, MN
Electrical
Wattage:100?
Optical
Color Temperature:green
Physical/Production
Application/Use:Roadway lighting

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Feb 06, 2017 at 08:04 PM Author: wattMaster
Seems like the light distribution would be more like a bucket light and less like a proper streetlight.

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Feb 06, 2017 at 11:54 PM Author: RyanF40T12
That type of fixture center pole mounted is what we use in the neighborhoods here, 100W HPS. I bet it looks magnificent with MH and perhaps a little greenish glow from MV.

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Feb 07, 2017 at 12:33 PM Author: streetlight98
This one appears to be a GE Town and Country. Cooper and American Electric also made their own versions. Cooper's is taller and AE's has arched tops for the lens panels.

GE offered this as a base-down lamp, which is essentially no better than a bucket fixture, but they also offered it with a horizontal lamp mounted up in the metal top over, which acts like a drop lens cobrahead. That's what they used in my area in 50 and 100W HPS. From what I can see, GE still offers this but in HPS only. GE dropped all of their metal halide products and many entire fixture models this year. GE plans to drop all non-LED fixtures sometime this year. Right now they still make the M-250R2, M-250A2, M-400, M-400A, 201SA NEMA head, this post top, and the "Americana" which is basically an acorn post top. That's it for non-LED outdoor GE fixtures. For indoor they make a lowbay fixture in HPS and that's it.

Cooper lighting has also discontinued metal halide options other than 250 and 400W PSMH for all of their street lights. The OVZ and OVH are available in 250W PSMH (or HPS) and the OVX and OVF/OVY are available in 250 or 400W PSMH (or HPS). AEL currently offers a full line.

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Feb 07, 2017 at 12:54 PM Author: Lumex120

This one appears to be a GE Town and Country. Cooper and American Electric also made their own versions. Cooper's is taller and AE's has arched tops for the lens panels.

GE offered this as a base-down lamp, which is essentially no better than a bucket fixture, but they also offered it with a horizontal lamp mounted up in the metal top over, which acts like a drop lens cobrahead. That's what they used in my area in 50 and 100W HPS. From what I can see, GE still offers this but in HPS only. GE dropped all of their metal halide products and many entire fixture models this year. GE plans to drop all non-LED fixtures sometime this year. Right now they still make the M-250R2, M-250A2, M-400, M-400A, 201SA NEMA head, this post top, and the "Americana" which is basically an acorn post top. That's it for non-LED outdoor GE fixtures. For indoor they make a lowbay fixture in HPS and that's it.

Cooper lighting has also discontinued metal halide options other than 250 and 400W PSMH for all of their street lights. The OVZ and OVH are available in 250W PSMH (or HPS) and the OVX and OVF/OVY are available in 250 or 400W PSMH (or HPS). AEL currently offers a full line.

There are some of the HPS horizontal lamp versions with clear windows in the parks around here.

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Feb 08, 2017 at 06:14 AM Author: streetlight98
They do make FCO versions, which have clear lenses and look like the lenses are missing but those aren't what I was talking about. The one's I was referring to have the standard prismatic panels. GE used these white panels for "Type V" distribution, which was for the vertical bulb only. For Type III or II vertical or horizontal prismatic panels were used.

I like the white panels but they tend to turn brown and look weird at that point since I think the default for these white lenses was polycarbonate.

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Mar 28, 2017 at 07:06 PM Author: Lumex120
What is the model of the lowbay they still make? I can't find it on the website. I have a really nice GE 250w MH/MV lowbay that has a crack in the refractor.

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Mar 28, 2017 at 07:37 PM Author: streetlight98
Looks like they discontinued that too...

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