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When was the Hubbell RLG street lamp introduced? « on: January 17, 2022, 12:32:48 PM » Author: HM1000
Not sure when it was first avalible, lol :lol:
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Re: When was the Hubbell RLG street lamp introduced? « Reply #1 on: January 17, 2022, 03:12:30 PM » Author: LightsoftheWest
I think it debuted in the late 1980's, but I could be wrong.
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Re: When was the Hubbell RLG street lamp introduced? « Reply #2 on: January 17, 2022, 05:12:44 PM » Author: HM1000
Ok.
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Re: When was the Hubbell RLG street lamp introduced? « Reply #3 on: January 17, 2022, 10:02:52 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
I know that they existed as early as 1985 as I remember seeing 1/2 dozen of them on the Connecticut Turnpike used as a test on one off ramp before the original GE Form 400 clamshells were replaced with 250w HPS cobra heads .
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Re: When was the Hubbell RLG street lamp introduced? « Reply #4 on: January 18, 2022, 02:10:35 AM » Author: Econolite03
Interesting to hear these dated back to the 80s considering most of the RLGs here were newer. IIRC I’ve also heard they weren’t exactly well made fixtures, which I thought was a weak spot for Hubbell.
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Re: When was the Hubbell RLG street lamp introduced? « Reply #5 on: January 18, 2022, 09:53:31 AM » Author: HM1000
i honestly don't care that much that these where made crappy, i think there still beautiful fixtures, lol
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Re: When was the Hubbell RLG street lamp introduced? « Reply #6 on: January 18, 2022, 06:01:17 PM » Author: HPSM250R2
I haven't seen any older than mid 80's probably the oldest.
They're very expensive fixtures and not worth their price in my opinion. I used to think they were the best quality you could get until I found out otherwise, and had seen the build quality more clearly.
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Re: When was the Hubbell RLG street lamp introduced? « Reply #7 on: January 18, 2022, 06:19:40 PM » Author: HM1000
nri industrial on eBay has 10 available for 300.00 something dollars
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Re: When was the Hubbell RLG street lamp introduced? « Reply #8 on: January 18, 2022, 07:50:38 PM » Author: joseph_125
They're very expensive fixtures and not worth their price in my opinion. I used to think they were the best quality you could get until I found out otherwise, and had seen the build quality more clearly.

Yeah I used to think that too but it turns out they were just more expensive than other brands. There's a couple of Hubbell power doors on eBay and it looks like they use Howard ballasts as OEM. For the prices that Hubbells are I would have expected Universal or Advance IMO.
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Re: When was the Hubbell RLG street lamp introduced? « Reply #9 on: January 18, 2022, 10:27:02 PM » Author: HM1000
I think when you order one and it ships as a whole it will have an Advance ballast in it, Or at least the older ones.
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Re: When was the Hubbell RLG street lamp introduced? « Reply #10 on: January 18, 2022, 11:58:56 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
Of the 6 RLG's installed on the Ct. Turnpike , not one survived a year !!!  I don't know if it was the ballast that failed or the ignitor . The quality is REALLY BAD !
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Re: When was the Hubbell RLG street lamp introduced? « Reply #11 on: January 19, 2022, 02:19:51 AM » Author: joseph_125
IIRC from user opinion on here, Howard ballasts aren't that high quality so if that's what those used maybe that's why they failed so quickly. There used to be a few Hubbells HPS here but I didn't recall seeing any excessive failures in them. They're now replaced with LED of course.
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