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StreetLight #359 - Old Post-Top

A post-top fixture that looks to be fairly old, (and a design I haven't seen elsewhere)

There's a parking-lot that has 3 different type of cool old post-tops in it (this being one of them)...I've been meaning to get a pic of these for some time, but its always busy there (and a place I don't go by all that often), so I never bothered until last weekend. Considering the way LEDs are quickly taking over everything, I figured better snap a pic while I have the chance :)

I wouldn't be surprised if these are MV. They could be as old as 1969 - when the building was done.


Location:
3333 S Bannock St, Englewood, CO

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Filename:SL359.jpg
Album name:xmaslightguy / Streetlights (That Are Not Mine)
Company and Date Manufactured:General Electric
Model Number:PowrGlo - P250
Wattage:-unknown-
Lamp Type:HPS
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Date added:Jan 04, 2019
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lightingfan8902   [Jan 04, 2019 at 02:27 AM]
lightingfan8902
Thats a GE PowrGlo fixture.

xmaslightguy   [Jan 04, 2019 at 03:09 AM]
xmaslightguy
Thanks lightingfan8902...just updated the pic with that info Smile
Any guess on its age?

lightingfan8902   [Jan 04, 2019 at 01:53 PM]
lightingfan8902
Umm, around possibly 1960s or 1950s I believe? I think @NiMo might know.

xmaslightguy   [Jan 05, 2019 at 03:23 PM]
xmaslightguy
@lightingfan8902: Then I'll just assume they are original to the building .. so 1969. Smile

lightingfan8902   [Jan 05, 2019 at 10:15 PM]
lightingfan8902
Hmm, ok then. Smile

NiMo   [Feb 03, 2019 at 03:00 PM]
NiMo
That's either a P250 or P400 Powerglow light. They can be as large as to accomodate 4X1000 watt MV lights. THAT is a heavy fixture and probably requires a small crane or hoist to lift it to the top of the pole.

xmaslightguy   [Feb 05, 2019 at 01:59 AM]
xmaslightguy
@NiMo:
I'll figure they are the P250.. its a fairly small parking lot, and the poles aren't all that tall.
These are also HPS, but I'm assuming they were converted at some point.

And WOW that a 4x1000w MV version existed Shocked

lightingfan8902   [Feb 05, 2019 at 06:24 PM]
lightingfan8902
Yeah, they can be pretty heavy!

NiMo   [Feb 19, 2019 at 09:28 PM]
NiMo
@xmaslightguy. I remember seeing one of those P4000 Powerglows in my neighborhood at McClellan Circle way back in the early 70s. It was replaced with four M1000s until 1986 when they were replaced with 4 Crouse-Hinds OVMs at 400 watt HPS each.

lightingfan8902   [Feb 20, 2019 at 02:43 AM]
lightingfan8902
Hmm, are the OVMs still there, @NiMo, or got replaced?

xmaslightguy   [Feb 23, 2019 at 03:56 AM]
xmaslightguy
@NiMo: Those P4000 must have been quite a sight to see! Cool Nice replacement with the 4x M1000's

NiMo   [Feb 27, 2019 at 02:13 AM]
NiMo
McClelland, McKinley, and South Shore circles were redone in the early 2000s. All those center poles were replaced with 5X175 acorn post top lights on 16 foot poles.

xmaslightguy   [Mar 05, 2019 at 02:08 AM]
xmaslightguy
Don't think I've ever seen a 5x acorn post top before!


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