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Popular cobras in your area « on: June 16, 2018, 02:08:09 PM » Author: Cole D.
Is there any particular cobra in your area that is popular?

One town north of me seems to be nearly all GE M-400 Powr/door, both on the highway and on main street. My town has a mix of GE M-400 Powr/door, AEL 115 drop lens and a few Cooper OVX mixed in for the highway. Some parts of highway seem to use a particular make and model while others seem to be random makes all on the same metal poles and truss arms. Nearest my house, it's all AEL 115 with drop lens. Another pocket seems to be all GE M-250R2 with flat lens.

On side roads and area lighting, the AEL 115 with flat lens seems to be very popular around here. I think these must have been what FPL was using until recently, and a lot of them look shiny so they must not be very old.
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 07:11:41 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
here the new thing is the "retro" teardrops in led ok I guess, also mh teardrops, THEY SUCK! not as bright as the hps ael 125s they replaced and there are more of them(more wattage and less light That makes sense) also lots on ael 115's+ mid size cooper 200w hps I don't know the model
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 02:51:12 PM » Author: Cole D.
We have those teardrop style ones also, but they're only along the main street through the historical district. I'd say there's maybe 20 of them. They are HPS, and have a reflector to direct the light down better. I like them because they're unique and different than just cobra heads. About two years ago or so they installed a few more of them around the roundabout, but those don't have any glass diffuser, just a flat lens with the reflector.

The teardrops have been up for a while, I would guess they were installed around 2008.
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 10:31:39 PM » Author: High Intensity
The most common ones seem to be a mix of GE M400R2 FCO, Cooper OVX, Leotek GC1 GCJ & E-Cobra (most common now on freeways).
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 07:52:59 AM » Author: Southoftheborderlights
All the lights on the Expressway and Downtown area here are Verd Verdeons, and also some of the new poles installed also have verdeons. I've seen alot of cooper ovx,ovz, AEL model 115, GE m250r, GE M400R2 and AE Model 125.
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #5 on: November 03, 2018, 01:10:52 PM » Author: Cole D.
I noticed today as I was driving north of here on the highway, that a lot of the older GE M-400 fixtures had been replaced with AEL 115 FCOs. Plus in a neighborhood I noticed a lot of new ones installed. So I would say here the AEL 125 and 115 fixtures are getting very common lately, as that's what the new ones all seem to be.
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #6 on: December 29, 2018, 10:21:27 PM » Author: M250R201SA
The Leotek GCJ, GCM, and GCL are replacing all fixtures where I live.  They are replacing 201SA, M250R2, and M400R3s
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #7 on: March 01, 2019, 06:48:05 PM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
Here, the city has used GE for a while. So here is the list:

Residential streets: M-250R2
Side roads: M-250R2
Main roads: M-400
Intersections: M-400A
Business/Industrial roads: M-250R2
Rentals: M-250R2, M-400, or M-400A (depending on what wattage you need).

Now, it's like this:

Intersections: ERS1
Everything else: ERL1
Rentals: ERL1 it ERS1 (depending on what wattage you need).
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #8 on: March 31, 2019, 02:00:07 PM » Author: M250R201SA
Uses to be M250R2, 201SA, and M400R3, now it is GCM, GCJ, and GCL respectively
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #9 on: March 31, 2019, 07:17:08 PM » Author: GE101R
Coopers and a few 60's GE M400A2's still in service on creosote poles.
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #10 on: March 31, 2019, 07:28:26 PM » Author: GE101R
GE M400A2 mercuries from mid sixties on their original creosote poles. Newer all are AEL 115's and Coopers.
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #11 on: April 04, 2019, 12:55:48 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
These are common around here

https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4649&pos=19&pid=148763

there is also other models that are common around here that i have not photographed.
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #12 on: April 04, 2019, 04:26:11 PM » Author: Cole D.
These are common around here

https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=4649&pos=19&pid=148763

there is also other models that are common around here that i have not photographed.

Those are pretty common here too, especially the AEL 113, AE/ITT Series 25 and GE M250R2. There are a couple of old M-400 from the 1960s, but not many. The M-400A2 Powr/Doors from the 90s are more common.
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Re: Popular cobras in your area « Reply #13 on: April 06, 2019, 09:24:20 AM » Author: lightinglover8902
The most common one here in my area is the AEL fixtures that CPE used.
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