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Fluorescent Parking Lot Lights
Old style fluorescent parking lot lights still in use at this older plaza. Most of the original fixtures are still there, the only ones that were replaced was probably due to a pole knockdown.

Anyways here's the Streetview.
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Album name:joe_347V / Sunsets and Night Scenes
Keywords:Lit_Lighting
Lamp Type:HO/VHO Fluorescent
File Size:78 KB
Date added:29 Dec 2011
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Date Time:2011:12:29 19:26:36
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streetlight98  [30 Dec 2011 at 00:51]

The parking lot looks pretty dim. I see you have some snow. All we have is ice cold rain. What fixtures were the replacments?

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joe_347V  [30 Dec 2011 at 02:38]

It's actually brighter in reality, I had to set to exposure lower to prevent the picture from blurring. You can see the replacement lumes in the Streetview, they look like GEs to me.

It started snowing a lot here this past week, the weeks before we had cold rain, wet snow or freezing rain instead.

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streetlight98  [30 Dec 2011 at 03:20]

Ahh. I did see the new lights in streetview, but I couldn't tell what they were. My guess was OVM, but those don't seem common up there...

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Form109  [30 Dec 2011 at 05:18]

Good to see oldie fluorescents in sevice.

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joe_347V  [30 Dec 2011 at 20:04]

Yeah not much of these left here, there's still a street lit up with fluorescents north of me but some have been replaced with HPS.

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streetlight98  [30 Dec 2011 at 20:13]

I don't think fluorescent streetlights were ever used here. It turns out we did have a few LPS, although they never got popular.

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joe_347V  [30 Dec 2011 at 20:27]

Here's those fluorescent streetlights I was talking about: Day|Night

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streetlight98  [30 Dec 2011 at 22:40]

Nice. Fluorescent streetlights have a nice soft glow with absolutly no glare.

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joe_347V  [12 Dec 2012 at 04:04]

Bad news, I went by them tonight and a few of the poles have new pole bases next to them, I'm guessing some shoe containers or metal waffles will be going up soon...

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GullWhiz  [12 Dec 2012 at 04:45]

Well Joe....maybe no new poles, just moving them? (unlikely, but my local McDonald's had those 80s and 90s flood lights on poles happen to be transferred to new pole base, at first I thought they were going to be replacing the whole pole and fixtures, nope, they simply made new bases and moved them!)

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streetlight98  [08 Jul 2013 at 01:12]

did they ever replace them?

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joe_347V  [08 Jul 2013 at 02:59]

To be honest, I'm not sure.

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streetlight98  [08 Jul 2013 at 15:41]

Road trip time?

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GEsoftwhite100watts  [19 Apr 2015 at 22:45]

I wanna say I've seen fluorescent "gas station lights" in person but I'm honestly not sure. It would've been in CA for sure if it was.
California has (or had as of over a year ago now) plenty of private mercs left. And the San Jose area is/was predominately LPS, except the Caltrans freeways, which were HPS.

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streetlight98  [19 Apr 2015 at 23:06]

According to the streetview, they were indeed replaced with LED shoeboxes. They kept some fluorescents though, just replacing the ones in front of No Frills.

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xmaslightguy  [20 Apr 2015 at 00:56]

I've seen fluorescent streetlights at old gas-stations, and a car-wash too.
Massive old beasts, I bet those things weigh a ton!
Would love to have one though...

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joe_347V  [20 Apr 2015 at 17:37]

Fluorescent streetlights used to used here on some downtown streets and expressways back in the 70s along with some gas stations. I don't know why they only did a partial replacement at the lot though. I wonder if the remaining fluorescents still work.

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Model25FanForever  [20 Apr 2015 at 19:32]

Nice to see that there are still some in use!



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