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Relamped HPS 150W

Relamped HPS 150W

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This light stopped working about 4 weeks ago, they must've came out yesterday and re lamped it. the factory in the background has a high mast, which is four 1000W MH, they recently (within the past few months) switched them from HPS to MH (must've needed better light quality) you can see them warming up in the picture. most the lights on the wall of the factory are either MV or MH. HID is still strong here.

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Jan 13, 2018 at 05:11 AM Author: merc
LOL, you're like me some 20-25 years ago. I used to take long night bike trips to find virgin-MV places, unaffected by the HPS/SON plague. I didn't photograph at those times though. (I mean the film photography.)

Btw. you have both white and red headlamp?

Not a misoLEDist...

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Jan 13, 2018 at 07:54 AM Author: HomeBrewLamps

LOL, you're like me some 20-25 years ago. I used to take long night bike trips to find virgin-MV places, unaffected by the HPS/SON plague. I didn't photograph at those times though. (I mean the film photography.)

Btw. you have both white and red headlamp?


I was coming home from after school tech (I work the lights in my theatre) however you're not wrong, I was seeking out lights along the route I took essentially the whole city still uses and maintains its HID installations both MV and HPS (a bit of MH here and there and a few LED's, but the LED's are not spreading as you would think, they're mostly those post top decorative lights and they're generally being overpowered by the HPS I'm not complaining... it looks neat, But yeah LED's are not really attacking here... also yup I got both red and greenish.

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Jan 13, 2018 at 08:05 PM Author: streetlight98
I'm amazed they retrofitted the highmasts to 1000W MH instead of putting up LEDs. LEDs would actually thrive on highmast poles since they're so directional. All the light would reach the ground with less scatter/light trespass.

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Jan 15, 2018 at 08:51 AM Author: randacnam7321

I'm amazed they retrofitted the highmasts to 1000W MH instead of putting up LEDs. LEDs would actually thrive on highmast poles since they're so directional. All the light would reach the ground with less scatter/light trespass.

Cost and reliability.

Old school FTW!

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Jan 15, 2018 at 03:56 PM Author: streetlight98
Metal halide lamps are both expensive and don't last long compared to other HIDs...

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Jan 15, 2018 at 04:34 PM Author: Lodge

Metal halide lamps are both expensive and don't last long compared to other HIDs...


With the costs of LED's today I bet they got a sweet deal on the MH stuff, I've seen them new at prices just over the value of scrap metal, and I've seen places doing retrofits to LED's basically giving the old stuff away, and with HID for the most part there is nothing wrong with using older fixture, and gear just toss in a new lamp and your good to go for the next couple of years..
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Jan 15, 2018 at 05:20 PM Author: streetlight98
Definitely. I love that HIDs are repairable and the bulbs cost less than LED fixtures. In most cases of outdoor lighting I'd side with HID. Highmast lighting is one of the few times I'd side with LED but if this installation doesn't create a lot of spill light keep it going forever! Almost all highmast installations create a lot of spill light though, which is being wasted. Around here the DOT doesn't install any new highmasts for those reasons (plus the only highmasts here are primitive ones that have issues with the lowering mechanisms so they're a real pain to service). Instead of 6 to 8 highmast poles at an interchange they'd rather put up 100-150 street light poles on the highway, which are all targets for drunk drivers.

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