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Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « on: June 13, 2021, 02:09:51 AM » Author: lights*plus
Pic is from this kijiji.ca listing. Literally a 15 minute drive from me, but is it an OV14B?
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #1 on: June 13, 2021, 02:15:38 AM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
That is indeed an OV-14B.
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #2 on: June 13, 2021, 02:31:56 AM » Author: lights*plus
The second pic in the kijiji ad shows it lit, definitely mercury, or possibly converted to metal-halide or LED (God forbid). If it's original MV with its ballast, do you think it's worth the $70 CDN bucks?
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #3 on: June 13, 2021, 02:34:30 AM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
If it's still original MV with its ballast, I'd say it's worth 70 CDN bucks. These are extremely rare nowadays.
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #4 on: June 13, 2021, 03:02:12 AM » Author: joseph_125
If it's still original MV with its ballast, I'd say it's worth 70 CDN bucks. These are extremely rare nowadays.

Seconded. Plus it comes with a mounting arm which itself is around $30 new. I paid around the same for GE Crimefighter.

Depending on how they converted to LED, converting back to MV might be as simple as reconnecting the original ballast. Metal halide is harder but I would just switch the lamp and clean up the wiring if it's probe start. To avoid disappointment, you could always the seller to send you pictures of the inside.
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #5 on: June 13, 2021, 12:11:53 PM » Author: BT25
Looks like a color improved lamp...unless the camera settings are wonky.
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #6 on: June 13, 2021, 02:03:21 PM » Author: joseph_125
Looks like a color improved lamp...unless the camera setting are wonky.

I find most phone cameras tend to portray /DX lamps the same too. Even quartz metal halide in some cases.
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #7 on: June 13, 2021, 04:01:23 PM » Author: lights*plus
Contacted the person.. will soon find out if MV and if original. It's been there since at least 2009.
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #8 on: June 14, 2021, 11:26:24 PM » Author: lights*plus
The owner says it's some type of vapor lamp since it takes 5 minutes to fully light. Other than that he doesn't know what it is.

I'll go get this in a day or two.

Does anyone know how the OV14B mounts on a pole arm? It has 2 doors which independently open?
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #9 on: June 17, 2021, 12:35:01 AM » Author: lights*plus
Got it! I went and uninstalled it before sunset today, June 16th, with no issues. It was as original as one would hope, with a 250w "DX Phosphors" Sylvania clear-top lamp and fairly good condition internal gear. The square bolts however took a great deal of effort (again, as I've done this before for a vintage OV-25). The 2.5" post-arm itself w/custom mounting plates weighed more than the OV-14 "super B" luminaire.
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #10 on: June 17, 2021, 12:38:38 AM » Author: BT25
Great find! :mv: :bulbman:
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #11 on: June 17, 2021, 08:28:22 AM » Author: HPSM250R2
Awesome find George!
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #12 on: June 17, 2021, 08:59:28 AM » Author: Bulbman256
Neat fixture, westinghouse made a lot of weird looking lights back then. 8)
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #13 on: June 17, 2021, 11:52:54 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
Awesome find !!  :mvcobra:
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Re: Is this kijiji showing an OV14B? « Reply #14 on: June 18, 2021, 01:53:24 AM » Author: joseph_125
Glad to see you got it. I think these might be the only pictures of the insides of a OV14B. Any idea on the date of manufacture? Looks like it's faded from the tag but the capacitors should have a date on them.
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