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My Cooper OVZ is Now Complete!
Here's my 2013 Cooper OVZ from Providence with its new door and glass from Worcester, MA. You'd never know the door wasn't original. But there's actually parts from three different fixtures here! The door is from another Cooper OVZ (obviously, as my OVZ's door was busted). But the glass and NEMA tag are from ANOTHER fixture: a 250W HPS OVX. I borrowed the NEMA tag and glass from the OVX and stuck them on the other OVZ door, which was 50W HPS, and voila! A completed OVZ!
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lite_lover  [17 Jan 2017 at 08:19]

Looks nice Mike! The OVZ's here have the polycarbonate,Holophane 4252 like yours above and the Holophane 4215 "grinning" refractor in the other pic.

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Antstar85  [17 Jan 2017 at 12:29]

Nice job mike! I wish cooper continued to use this refractor, I really like how the ovz looks with it.

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streetlight98  [17 Jan 2017 at 14:52]

Thanks guys! Steve (member slz) found the necessary parts for me.

Interestingly this round glass has no markings whatsoever on it. Not on the rim and not on the front. The square glass has Holophane's model number but no logo.

NGrid only uses the OVZ for 250W HPS and the OVX for 400W HPS but yeah, some have this round glass and some have the square glass. For less than 250W NGrid is still using GE lights. Haven't seen any recent NGrid lights though because my city and the surrounding ones are going LED so they own their own lights now.

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Antstar85  [18 Jan 2017 at 02:17]

We have changed to OVZ for all wattages, OVX for 400 watts, and AEL 327 for 1000 watts since I believe they are the only one left making 1000 watt cobrahead fixtures. We still have GE fixtures left in stock but they will be gone through pretty quickly.

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streetlight98  [18 Jan 2017 at 16:17]

Hmm interesting. Are the plastic lenses on the new Coopers the same as they've always been? I heard a rumor that they changed their plastic lenses but NGrid hasn't used low-watt Coopers since the mid-2000s.

The newer GEs are unfortunately not what they used to be. I think NGrid stopped using them in 250W and 400W because the darn capacitors crap out in the wink of an eye. Yeah AEL has a monopoly going lol. The only one left to make a 1000W cobrahead. And I'm betting it won't be around for a super long time either.

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Antstar85  [18 Jan 2017 at 20:39]

All the OVZ's with the plastic are the same one they have always used. I'm wondering if they had a short stint with the other styles. We've had the OVX since last summer and they have all had the squared refractor.



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