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CRUSTY AND ROTTEN ANYONE?????

CRUSTY AND ROTTEN ANYONE?????

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What a P.O.S.!

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Manufacturer:American Electric Lighting
Model Reference:115 15S CA 480 R2 DG M2 NR
Lamp
Lamp Type:150 w HPS S-55
Filament/Radiator Type:Arc-tube
Base:Mogul
Shape/Finish:ET-23 1/2
Fixture
Fixture Type:Cobra- head (WAS )
Ballast Type:S-55
Socket Type:Mogul
Photocell Type:NONE
Location:My scrap pile
Electrical
Wattage:150
Voltage:480
Physical/Production
Application/Use:Scrap !

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Album name:wide-lite 1000 / WHAT THE ...........!
Keywords:Lanterns
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Date added:Oct 07, 2019
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Date Time:2019:10:06 15:52:22
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Oct 07, 2019 at 08:05 PM Author: Lightingguy1994
/Must be from the decades of bird crap and freak hailstorms
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Oct 07, 2019 at 08:15 PM Author: Lumex120
Geez did that thing go through a tornado?

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

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Oct 07, 2019 at 08:27 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
1 hole looks to be from impact, the rest are corrosion ! I'm starting to wonder if it fell due to pole impact or if it just rotted off the arm ! The terminal block and part of the slipfitter are still on the arm .

BTW, I don't think it is more than 10 or so yrs old !

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Oct 08, 2019 at 06:27 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Would you believe the lamp works perfectly !

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Oct 08, 2019 at 11:28 PM Author: don93s
Under certain conditions, aluminum can oxidize quickly into powder; and cheap casting probably makes it worse.
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Oct 09, 2019 at 02:37 AM Author: Ash
Some alloys are not only bad in content, but also make "break lines" of sorts when they are injected (or maybe its not the alloy contents but impurities that weren't collected and removed ?). In those break lines moisture etc can wick in and start attacking the material thats on the edge

Also if there are impurities i think they would tend to concentrate around the break line before it solidifies (or more precisely, the break line would tend to appear in the places where the impurities concentrate) - in this case some impurities would be acting as the 2nd metal required for galvanic corrosion
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Oct 09, 2019 at 07:45 AM Author: Mandolin Girl
That is one poorly lantern.!

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Oct 09, 2019 at 03:45 PM Author: CreeRSW207

/Must be from the decades of bird crap and freak hailstorms

I think the seagulls go their hands on it.

Nothing beats the nice warm glow of incandescent lighting the streets. SAVE THE INCANDESCENT STREET LIGHTS!

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Oct 10, 2019 at 07:28 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
@ Mandolin Girl : Poorly is right Sammi !

@ Ash : I completely agree that the alloys were probably low quality, I've seen numerous other newer fixtures around here that are badly corroded as well . I'd say that laying in the weeds for who knows how long probably didn't help either !

@ CreeRSW207 : A combination of crappy castings + crappy paint finish + crappy birds = streetlight in the weeds !

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