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150w HPS Dura Star 2000

150w HPS Dura Star 2000

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My 150 w HPS Dura Star ! I bought this last year from eBay NIB . I currently am using it as a construction light while I'm renovating my house . YES, it's odd looking and VERY cheaply made (the latch fell apart the first time I opened it up !) The "docking port"/slipfitter section is the only metal in the housing , the rest is fiberglass.

Installing one of these is weird to say the least ! 1) disassemble the "docking port" (2 screws) ,2) install &level the port on the arm, 3) wire the electrical connections to the docking port socket(looks a lot like a P/C socket), 4) Re-assemble the "docking port" , 5) line up the prong in the electrical coupling portion and push the light HARD onto the docking port and twist clock-wise till the light latches in place.(you'll be afraid of breaking something while doing this!) 6) install a lamp and P/C and viola, finished !

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Light Information

Light Information

Manufacturer:American Electric Lighting
Model Reference:20 15S RN 120 R2 FG
Lamp
Lamp Type:150 w HPS S-55
Filament/Radiator Type:Arc-tube
Base:Mogul
Shape/Finish:ET-23 1/2 coated
Fixture
Fixture Type:????
Ballast Type:S-55 HX
Socket Type:Mogul
Arm Type:1 1/2 " rigid conduit
Location:my collection
Electrical
Wattage:150
Voltage:120
Physical/Production
Dimensions:26.5"L X 12.625"W X 10.5" H (includes P/C)
Fabrication Date:3/17/2016
Application/Use:streetlighting/ parking lot lighting

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Dec 01, 2019 at 11:13 PM Author: joseph_125
I've always wondered how many utilities/cities actually took advantage of the docking port feature and only ordered Durastar fixtures.
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Dec 01, 2019 at 11:24 PM Author: HPSM250R2

I've always wondered how many utilities/cities actually took advantage of the docking port feature and only ordered Durastar fixtures.


Yeah that's one of the main selling points of the DuraStar. If you're not using these for your entire lighting system what's the point? Lol.
The other thing is the fact that the body is fiberglass. I think these were pushed for coastal areas to help the corrosion issue. Although, wouldn't the aluminum dock that attaches to the arm still corrode?
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Dec 01, 2019 at 11:36 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I would think it would corrode just like any other cobra . Basically, the docking port acts just like a power door. in this case you just push back the release lever, twist the light counter-clockwise, pull off the old and install the new. I agree, if you don't have zillions of these in use & extra stock... WHY ?

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Dec 02, 2019 at 09:54 AM Author: GE101R

I've always wondered how many utilities/cities actually took advantage of the docking port feature and only ordered Durastar fixtures.

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Dec 02, 2019 at 04:47 PM Author: streetlight98
I find a lot of municipal utilities used them or at least tried them out. Not a fan of them at all, but they are unique. They were available with a sag lens too but I've only seen FCO ones.

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Dec 02, 2019 at 06:01 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
I've only seen the FCO versions also . The only one I've ever seen here in the wild is a Durastar 3000 at a City of Columbus storage lot !

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Dec 02, 2019 at 09:25 PM Author: streetlight98
I've only ever seen the 2000 in person. I think its nuts they even made a 3000. I feel like the heat and ballast weight would take a toll on the fiberglass housing.

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Dec 02, 2019 at 09:30 PM Author: GE101R

I've only ever seen the 2000 in person. I think its nuts they even made a 3000. I feel like the heat and ballast weight would take a toll on the fiberglass housing.

Aren't these PVC or polymer? They feel like it. I went to the Acuity site and these are discontinued.
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Dec 02, 2019 at 09:44 PM Author: streetlight98
I think the body is fiberglass reinforced plastic of some sort. Similar to a ceiling fan rated junction box.

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Dec 02, 2019 at 10:29 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

I think the body is fiberglass reinforced plastic of some sort. Similar to a ceiling fan rated junction box.


These appear to be made out of fiberglass reinforced polymer. The ones that I still see in use, that have been exposed to sunlight on a regular basis, have the fiberglass strands popping out of the body...this is after almost 20 years of service (installed in 2001). The ones that were installed under trees have turned greenish from the tree pollen and have moss growing on them in places. Even here, one can see the non-metallic body is deteriorating. A lot of these luminaires have been replaced with Cree XSP LED luminaires, and one would be hard pressed to find them. This is near the city of Tacoma, Washington.

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Dec 03, 2019 at 01:00 AM Author: joseph_125
I think the ones I saw all got wiped out by LED but the most of the ones I saw were the 3000 and were FCO. I've seen the 2000 a few times and I think I only ever saw one 2000 that was equipped with a sag lense.
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Dec 03, 2019 at 12:27 PM Author: GE101R

I think the ones I saw all got wiped out by LED but the most of the ones I saw were the 3000 and were FCO. I've seen the 2000 a few times and I think I only ever saw one 2000 that was equipped with a sag lense.

Sags were not used where I have seen the fixtures installed. All were FCO.
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Dec 03, 2019 at 02:28 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

Sags were not used where I have seen the fixtures installed. All were FCO.


I've only seen a sag lense in these once, and that was in Gig Harbor Washington about a decade ago...I'm sure it has been replaced with an LED by now.

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Dec 03, 2019 at 03:01 PM Author: GE101R

I've only seen a sag lense in these once, and that was in Gig Harbor Washington about a decade ago...I'm sure it has been replaced with an LED by now.

Not too common but they alter the look significantly in my opinion from the side views.
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