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San Diego area freeways « on: November 05, 2019, 03:33:45 AM » Author: yuandrew
This past weekend, I took a trip down to San Diego to attend my Cousin's wedding. The San Diego area freeways once had the most extensive installation of Low Pressure Sodium fixtures, most of them being the SRP series by Philips/Norelco and later Amercian Electric.

In the past year, LED fixtures have since replaced the majority of the Low Pressure Sodium lights. On this particular trip which took me on the Interstate 15, the 163, and a small portion of the 52, I only spotted 9 or 10 such fixtures. My trip back home on the I-15 later in the evening revealed only three working fixtures

Express Lane Entrance, Southbound I-15 before Rancho Bernardo Road exit [not working]
https://goo.gl/maps/bDGMmsMv88SRayy29

(2-headed) I-15 Express Lane Median, south of Carmel Mountain Road [not working]
https://goo.gl/maps/YF4Cgue6SiXhdMEVA

(2) Northbound I-15, Poway Road Onramp [only the further one works]
https://goo.gl/maps/6WSwbtyZ4eLHX9UT7

Northbound I-15, Mecy Road/Scripps Poway Parkway Exit [works]
https://goo.gl/maps/jyVa2R9xEuXddt7cA

[I recalled seeing a third working one on the I-15 but I don't remember where it was located]

(2) CA-52 Westbound to I-805 transition
https://goo.gl/maps/d3yrjCgZUwX1XqFY8

I-805 Westbound to CA-163 Northbound
https://goo.gl/maps/15VMC4WJW9G1A2Vv6


The Northbound side of the CA-163 also has three classic Mercury Vapor Lamp Mercury Vapor GE cobraheads with glare shields; a fixture style that was once ubiquitous on many Southern California freeways.

Washington Street on-ramp
https://goo.gl/maps/MdgNSmVWqeYWM4qo9

Sixth Street on-ramp, just before I-8 interchange
https://goo.gl/maps/scuhASnXjw55PVyf9

Mesa College Dr/Kearny Villa Rd exit (day-burning in street view)
https://goo.gl/maps/4Y3ZUwVE6R4MextX9
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Re: San Diego area freeways « Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 11:54:56 PM » Author: RyanF40T12
The LPS things were so cool back in the early 90s... And the MVs..
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Re: San Diego area freeways « Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 08:38:28 PM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
Currently in San Diego. Can confirm all are still there.
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Re: San Diego area freeways « Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 09:42:08 PM » Author: wide-lite 1000
That's a good thing , hopefully they last awhile !

 The day-burning cobra in the last pic is a M-1000 !
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Re: San Diego area freeways « Reply #4 on: December 29, 2019, 02:19:22 AM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
They probably will. There's still a lot of HPS lights still in use in this area and quite a few are out. There was also another LPS light on the 163 but it was out. I also spotted a set of three working MV underpass lights! Mercury Vapor Lamp They have coated lamps. I believe there is six on each side.

On a side note, there's still lots of LPS in San Diego, Murrieta, and the other areas surrounding them! Low Pressure Sodium
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Re: San Diego area freeways « Reply #5 on: December 29, 2019, 03:42:09 PM » Author: Silverliner
I saw the M1000 in person on 163 last month! California classic.
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Re: San Diego area freeways « Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 06:44:41 AM » Author: 589
Last year when I was downtown near the convention center I spotted QL cobra heads there and on the beach.
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