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Old MV Fixture in School Parking Lot
This is an old dayburning floodlight fixture in a school parking lot near my house.  What type of MV lamp do you think is in it?
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Old MV Fixture in School Parking Lot

This is an old dayburning floodlight fixture in a school parking lot near my house. What type of MV lamp do you think is in it?

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Album name:The Hawk / Fluorescent Lamps
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streetlight98   [Oct 04, 2011 at 10:16 PM]
This doesn't look like a fluorescent lamp. Razz And that's not a mercury vapor lamp. It looks like a MH lamp with a bad capacitor. a MV arc tube is longer. Wink It looks like a Widelite brand floodlight.
The Hawk   [Oct 04, 2011 at 10:23 PM]
I think it's a /C lamp. The reason the arctube looks short is because it's very blackened at the ends. This fixture has been dayburning for at least two years. The color of the lamp in this picture appears the same to the naked eye.
streetlight98   [Oct 04, 2011 at 10:31 PM]
ahh. Okay. This may just have a regular coating of paint, not phoshphors.
gailgrove   [Oct 04, 2011 at 10:33 PM]
Yep this is the Wide-Lite F-series flood, they are still made to this date.
rjluna2   [Oct 05, 2011 at 12:21 AM]
Very greenish output Cool Razz
GullWhiz   [Oct 05, 2011 at 02:54 AM]
Michael.....do you know the difference between a /C, a /DX, a /W, a /X, and a /Y???


This lamp has a worn out /C phosphor.....a worn out /C gives out a yellowish color with a bit of green....in it....I donno why in this pic it appears greener than when Brian sent me this pic in text message...it was more yellow from my text message....
joe_347V   [Oct 05, 2011 at 02:58 AM]
I've actually never come across a /C lamp here, only mercs I've seen are /DX, /N and clear.
GullWhiz   [Oct 05, 2011 at 03:02 AM]
I have some /C and /Ws in my collection.....how I wish I had an /X which is super rare!
joe_347V   [Oct 05, 2011 at 04:27 AM]
That's the purple stained predecessor to the /DX lamp right?

Imagine seeing some NOS cases of /X and /Y lamps. Shocked Shocked
GullWhiz   [Oct 05, 2011 at 01:37 PM]
The /X is basically a /C phosphor behind purple glass.......

What does /C look like??? Get a Sprite soda bottle (the green one) and look at a lit /DX through it!

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