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Suprise find!

I was getting some circuit boards for parts when I noticed a round metal dish-looking thing that was strangely familiar to me. Then I saw it was a Sylvania bracket fixture! I could very well have missed it since it wasn't very visible despite being on the top of the heap!

Turns out it's a 400W MV, from 04/86, and working like a charm! The bottom left inset shows the fixture during its test run. At first I was confused by the current measurements. It showed almost 5A to lamp and 3 line amps during warm up, then the final values turned out to be 3.1A to lamp and 3.8 line amps, perfect! I used my Sylvania H33GL-T400/DX for the test by the way.

Though I'm still a little unsure why the current was higher during warmup. Being a constant-current ballast it shouldn't act this way.

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Album name:Vince / The dumpster diving adventure! - 2013 season
Company and Date Manufactured:Sylvania-Canada | April 1986
Model Number:S5-400C
Wattage:400W (+58W)
Lamp Type:Mercury vapour
Filesize:330 KiB
Date added:Jul 23, 2013
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streetlight98   [Jul 23, 2013 at 04:16 PM]
Very nice! do you plan to look for a refractor or keep i original?

TiCoune66   [Jul 23, 2013 at 04:52 PM]
I'll buy a new refractor for it. The original one didn't survive its trip to the recycle centre... Sad

streetlight98   [Jul 23, 2013 at 06:08 PM]
Did it have the PC when it was there or did you add it? I assume it didn't have a lamp when you got it?

TiCoune66   [Jul 23, 2013 at 06:37 PM]
The photocontrol was on the fixture when I found it! I don't even know if it still works though xD And nope, no lamp...

joe_347V   [Jul 23, 2013 at 06:48 PM]
Very nice! Watch out when cleaning up the label since the ink tends to flake off easily.

DimBulb   [Jul 23, 2013 at 09:54 PM]
Awesome find!!! I really like bracket lights, not too many around here.

LampLover84   [Jul 23, 2013 at 10:05 PM]
Nice Find! I always liked those bracket fixtures. I had a yard blaster type (MV) on my old apartment I used to live in (I replaced the cheap 500W floodlight with it) It was great until vandals got to it Crying or Very sad It was on the second story so I assume they shot it out

lite_lover   [Jul 24, 2013 at 10:13 AM]
Great find Vince! Cool Yes, sometimes a fixture can be in plain sight and easily missed until you take a second look.

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