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Fluorescent Streetlight taken down

Fluorescent Streetlight taken down

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Pile with removed fixtures! They are quite dirty inside because the gaskets are long gone and insects gets trapped inside the lantern.

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Light Information

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Manufacturer:Alumag Belmag AG
Model Reference:Aeroform 6606.22
Lamp
Lamp Type:2x TLM RS 20W/33-640
Fixture
Fixture Type:Streetlight Lantern for Residential Roads
Ballast Type:Rapid Start
Location:Verenaweg Solothurn
Electrical
Wattage:2x20W
Voltage:230V
Optical
Lumen Output:2x1100lm
Color Temperature:4300K
Physical/Production
Factory Location:Zurich Switzerland
Fabrication Date:Early 1970s

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Oct 22, 2017 at 08:29 AM Author: streetlight98
Beautiful fixtures! So sad to see them being trashed (did you save any?). Would love one of these if you were to sell them but I couldn't fathom the shipping cost to the United States!

To resist is to piss in the wind, anyone who does will end up smelling.

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Oct 22, 2017 at 12:46 PM Author: monkeyface
Don't worry I take the best ones into my colllection.
Yep if are dare to pay the high shipping costs you can have some for free
They weight about 7kg (about 15lb)
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Oct 22, 2017 at 01:02 PM Author: streetlight98
Just out of curiousity I looked up a quote for shipping from Switzerland to the US for an 18lb box (rounded the weight higher) measuring 28"X 12" X 12" and it was almost $150 USD. Holy cow! Might be a little less without the gear but probably still expensive. Unfortunately way out of my price range but I appreciate the offer.

Would love to see more detailed pics of one of these once you clean them up. Do these use regular preheat bi-pin F20T12 lamps? Seems like they wouldn't be that bright but in the other picture of them lighting the street they appear to light the street nicely.

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Oct 25, 2017 at 04:42 AM Author: monkeyface
The shippment would cost 76.00CHF (76.48 USD) according our post office.

They do have bi-pin fluorescent lamps. Physically it's the same as a F20T12/CW/IRS (IRS stands for International Rapid Start).
The tubes are having a starting strip along the tube, connected to one pin internally. There is one ballast for two tubes. It has high Power Factor.
I'm going to post some pictures soon.
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Oct 25, 2017 at 05:33 PM Author: streetlight98
Yikes that's too much for me but maybe if I win the lottery. Interesting that they use regular F20T12 lamps. I would have thought being outdoors they would have been some sort of high-output tube for more light and better performance in colder weather. Though I suppose if the fixtures are properly sealed the tubes would build up enough heat to come to at least near full brightness even on an ice-cold night. I'm sure the high power factor ballast helps too as well as the starting strip. Fluorescent street lights never made it big in North America. Some parts of California and Canada used them but they're sparse elsewhere. The dimmest street lights most places used were 4000L (100W MV or 50W HPS). With LEDs though, many places are using replacements with fewer lumens but obtain similar light levels.

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Oct 25, 2017 at 11:31 PM Author: Ash
Save all of them, pack together, ship to US for higher but not linearly higher price (so, 4 lanterns won't cost 4x one lantern). Split the shipping cost between few members
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Feb 10, 2019 at 08:09 PM Author: douro20
At least the canton isn't mandating their destruction.
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Feb 10, 2019 at 09:03 PM Author: xmaslightguy
Cool lights!
Nice that you are able to save some of them

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

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Feb 11, 2019 at 10:36 AM Author: Lightingguy1994
Im surprised they didnt just install 2ft LED T8 tubes in them lol, but nice fixtures and glad to hear the best of them are saved
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Feb 11, 2019 at 03:29 PM Author: monkeyface
There are many reasons why I took them down. Beside their high age the maintenance cost is going up more and more the older the fixtures are. Think of that if I would install LED tubes in it I would need to shunt the ballast and replace the entire wiring as they’re brittle. In some cases I also would need to replace the sockets because some of them got bad and do tend to loose contact. The bowls are more or less cloudy and all them miss their gaskets - making them a perfect insect trap. Some of them got broken hinges so I would need to fix the bowl with zipties.... you see so much to do with these lights.

But the very last one I kept alive. It’s still up on a road and got overhauled this week so with the permission of my boss I like to keep it installed as long as we have spare tubes.
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Feb 11, 2019 at 04:26 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
Oh I didnt know you removed them, good points, they are tired. glad they will be saved
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Feb 11, 2019 at 08:02 PM Author: streetlight98
Awesome that you kept one installed in original condition! I suppose you have all the spare parts for it that you would ever need right here!

To resist is to piss in the wind, anyone who does will end up smelling.

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