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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]

(2-headed) I-15 Express Lane Median, south of Carmel Mountain Road [not working]

(2) Northbound I-15, Poway Road Onramp [only the further one works]

Northbound I-15, Mecy Road/Scripps Poway Parkway Exit [works]

[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

I-805 Westbound to CA-163 Northbound

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

Sixth Street on-ramp, just before I-8 interchange

Mesa College Dr/Kearny Villa Rd exit (day-burning in street view)
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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..

The more you hate the LED movement, the stronger it becomes.

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