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Wiring up 240v street lanterns in North America without using transformers « on: May 01, 2022, 09:45:52 PM » Author: WorldwideHIDCollectorUSA
If anyone has any 240v street lanterns in a North America, this video from LightDragon might be super helpful:

https://youtu.be/PGKAkaP0Lls

I am also wondering if North American street lanterns designed for split phase 240v mains can work off single phase 240v mains or step up transformers with 240v secondaries. I have seen that some members have been able to get some European fixtures working off North American split phase 240v mains in some cases such as a Thorn Beta 5.
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Re: Wiring up 240v street lanterns in North America without using transformers « Reply #1 on: May 03, 2022, 02:20:05 PM » Author: joseph_125
Another decent way if you have a easily accessible 240v outlet (Dryer, Range, Welder, EV charger) is to get a cord with the matching plug, wire it to a fused disconnect fused at 15A or below and then wire it to the fixture or a NEMA 6-15 outlet. The fused disconnect is for safety, it provides a easy way to shut off power to the light and it also provides a lower rated fuse protection for a smaller load. Most of the 240v circuits I mentioned are protected at 30A-50A usually. Way to high for just testing a light.   
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Re: Wiring up 240v street lanterns in North America without using transformers « Reply #2 on: May 04, 2022, 12:20:39 AM » Author: wide-lite 1000
That's exactly how I test my 240v lights .
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Re: Wiring up 240v street lanterns in North America without using transformers « Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 06:24:21 AM » Author: funkybulb
  Also some High BTU window unit will have 240 volt outlet that rated 15 amp outlet a cord and double pole light switch. 

  But Living in APT can be much harder to get 240 volt.  But usually
 Not acessable cause it behind the stove U might get lucky if u in
 APT with a laundry closet.  And APT lease the stackabe washer and
 Dryer to tentants.  That might be freed up if it not leased .  Anothef good place to check if you have a hot water heater closet
 With a 30 amp 240 volt outlet.   Get one of older edison Base Fused
 Disconnet.  U can buy fuses for them as low as 6-10 Amps,


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