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Westinghouse OV-15 Restoration « on: September 19, 2020, 04:41:33 AM » Author: joseph_125
I stumbled upon this video on YouTube documenting a amazing restoration job on a 175w MV Westinghouse OV-15. Way more meticulous than any of my restoration jobs lol.

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Re: Westinghouse OV-15 Restoration « Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 02:54:28 PM » Author: High Intensity
I actually just came across this video a couple of days ago, I'm not sure how I missed this post, but I thought the guy did a really good job with it.
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Re: Westinghouse OV-15 Restoration « Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 07:13:20 PM » Author: BT25
Nice job overall. Two points I found disappointing...he pulls a Sylvania H39KB-175 from a Lifeguard sleeve, and doesn't bother to buy and install an original Holophane 4215 lens. The installed GE/FP is ok, but it's still a GE in a Westinghouse Silverliner.
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Re: Westinghouse OV-15 Restoration « Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 10:08:35 PM » Author: HPSM250R2
Nice job overall. Two points I found disappointing...he pulls a Sylvania H39KB-175 from a Lifeguard sleeve, and doesn't bother to buy and install an original Holophane 4215 lens. The installed GE/Pyrex is ok, but it's still a GE in a Westinghouse Silverliner.

4215 refractors are not that hard to find either if you watch for them. I don't care for the look of anything but the 4215 in an OV-15. The M250R2 acrylic boxy refractors I do like in a variety of fixtures though. I like those in 113/115, OV-15, and some others.
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Re: Westinghouse OV-15 Restoration « Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 10:24:15 PM » Author: High Intensity
I think it was mentioned near the beginning of the video that the "original" yellowed refractor was a GE, so I suspect that they bought a new GE refractor to match the GE refractor that was on the fixture. But yeah, for a true restoration, he probably should've used a holophane 4215 refractor, I just think he didn't know that the yellowed GE wasn't the original.
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Re: Westinghouse OV-15 Restoration « Reply #5 on: October 14, 2021, 04:10:43 AM » Author: joseph_125
Good eye on the Sylvania lamp being pulled out from the Lifeguard sleeve. I wonder if it's a eBay seller strikes again scenario. Yeah I figured the replacement glass refractor wasn't the correct OEM one but still looks a lot better than the yellowed plastic one it originally had.

Also I can't help but notice the shot of the PG17 lamps turning on at the beginning of the video in what looks like a Daybrite CFI industrial fixture.
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Re: Westinghouse OV-15 Restoration « Reply #6 on: October 14, 2021, 04:29:13 AM » Author: Econolite03
Overall cool restoration. Yeah I was curious about the Sylvania, but it’s still a really nice lamp as I don’t see clear versions very often.
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Re: Westinghouse OV-15 Restoration « Reply #7 on: October 14, 2021, 09:01:08 AM » Author: BT25
Overall cool restoration. Yeah I was curious about the Sylvania, but it’s still a really nice lamp as I don’t see clear versions very often.
I guess I'm a purist...I prefer a Westinghouse lamp in a Westinghouse luminaire. The Sylvania H39KB-175 is a good lamp in its own right though.
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Re: Westinghouse OV-15 Restoration « Reply #8 on: October 19, 2021, 05:05:26 PM » Author: joseph_125
Yeah I figured, I usually just use a lamp of a similar vintage or just any vintage lamp. If the lamp that came with it is still bright, I'll usually just end up using that too.
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Re: Westinghouse OV-15 Restoration « Reply #9 on: October 19, 2021, 05:37:11 PM » Author: BT25
Yeah I figured, I usually just use a lamp of a similar vintage or just any vintage lamp. If the lamp that came with it is still bright, I'll usually just end up using that too.
I like to match up brands, and era. I usually don't keep any used lamps long term, unless they're something unique.
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