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Fluorescent Railing Lighting

When the elevated portion of the Gardiner Expressway opened in the 1960s, the ramps where illuminated with fluorescent lamps mounted in the railings. The majority of these fixtures where removed and replaced with a conventional railing when they when from fluoreecent to LPS/SOX in 1975 but I discovered these ones that were missed out during the retrofit. They don't work anymore but they provide a good insight on how the railing lighting was installed.

The railing lighting fixtures are made by Powerlite Devices, a formerly prominent manufacturer of outdoor lighting here. They also made the poles and 6' fluorescent luminaires for the main portion of the elevated Gardiner. The railing fixtures look to be around 8' long and contain to 4' fluorescent lamps mounted in tandem. I'm not sure yet if the fixtures were designed to use HO or VHO/PG17 lamps. Here is a streetview of the railing lights.

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Filename:TOR_20180809_191133_HDR_A.jpg
Album name:joe_347V / Toronto Area Streetlights
Keywords:American_Streetlights
Company and Date Manufactured:Powerlite Devices Limited, 1960s
Model Number:?
Lamp Type:2x F48T12/HO or 2x F48PG17
Filesize:1050 KiB
Date added:Aug 10, 2018
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