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Who made these cylinder fixtures originally? And when did they come out? « on: December 08, 2017, 08:53:19 PM » Author: Cole D.
I always liked these cylinder type fixtures as a kid. The older ones had a metal base that was silver, and I assume a glass shade, and I think were incandescent. They seemed kind of mid-century modern style. You saw them a lot on businesses at side or back doors. I had a newer plastic one that I found, black poly plastic with a clear prismatic plastic shade, and a florescent bulb that was two thin tubes. It was pretty neat but I got rid of it because the build quality was poor and it seemed really dim. I think it was probably from Lights of America or Regent. I wished I had kept it now. I still see some of the old ones, but some have been replaced or removed over the years as buildings were remodeled or demolished.

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Re: Who made these cylinder fixtures originally? And when did they come out? « Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 01:25:49 PM » Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
I remember these from the '80s. There were two companies that made these...Intelectron and Regent Lighting (Cooper). Electripak (residential grade ITT-American Electric) made a similar fixture in the '90s. (There may be other makers.)
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Re: Who made these cylinder fixtures originally? And when did they come out? « Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 07:52:47 PM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
I think there is a couple of these on a bank in my area, Don't recall exactly...
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Re: Who made these cylinder fixtures originally? And when did they come out? « Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 06:37:13 PM » Author: Lumex120
They were made by a few manufactures. Zenith, Regent/Cooper (who still makes them, but with GU24 CFLs) and Dabmar. (Still preheat!)
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Re: Who made these cylinder fixtures originally? And when did they come out? « Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 07:40:05 PM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
The ones around here had HPS in them.... Is that one they made or was this perhaps a custom job?
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Re: Who made these cylinder fixtures originally? And when did they come out? « Reply #5 on: June 06, 2018, 06:54:16 PM » Author: streetlight98
GE and Lithonia lighting made HPS versions of these as well, homebrew. They also made the ubiquitous CFL versions. I had a Cooper/Regent one awhile ago that was decent quality. I broke it from fiddling with it too much though. The housing was white thermoplastic (the stuff EXIT signs are made out of nowadays). I have two NOS LOA versions that are brown polycarbonate. Really cheaply made lights but they're cool because they're NOS and a matching pair.

I think Stonco made a silver/chrome version of this made of cast aluminum with an opal glass jar slightly more rounded than these plastic ones. A church near me has a few. They're 70s era and incandescent.
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Re: Who made these cylinder fixtures originally? And when did they come out? « Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 04:21:16 PM » Author: Cole D.
Yeah, the ones I used to see were aluminum and had a white jar so it was likely glass.

I had a black plastic one with a clear plastic diffuser that screwed in and had lines inside. It took a low watt plug in cfl and was rather dim. I ended up donating it back to Habitat but I kind of wish I kept it now.

You may remember a while back I found a white Utilitech version at Lowes recently in a very dusty box. I took it to the register to buy and it was from long enough ago it wasn't even in the system. They called a manager over who said I could have it for $5. Well, dummy me didn't open it, and while I thought I was getting a NOS fixture that turned up behind a shelf or something, what I really got was a box with a used coach porch light from 2005 with a hole drilled in it. You can imagine my disappointment.  Sad
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Re: Who made these cylinder fixtures originally? And when did they come out? « Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 06:28:21 PM » Author: paintballer22
On the aluminum ones I have a bunch of them in service at the paintball field they are made by Progress Lighting. I believe they came out in the 60s.
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Re: Who made these cylinder fixtures originally? And when did they come out? « Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 07:12:59 PM » Author: Cole D.
Nice. Yeah, that's probably about right, they have a mid century look so I'd guess 1950s or 60s was when they came out.
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Re: Who made these cylinder fixtures originally? And when did they come out? « Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 10:53:13 PM » Author: tolivac
Isn't this another "Jelly Jar" wallpack lamp?Remember seeing these at Lowes and Home Depot some years back-could be used with CFL or incandescent bulbs.
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Re: Who made these cylinder fixtures originally? And when did they come out? « Reply #10 on: June 16, 2018, 05:24:23 PM » Author: Cole D.
Yeah, but I would consider this more of a commercial jelly jar type fixture. Although they are common for side entrance lighting on houses.
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