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Installing A New OV-20

A new Westinghouse OV-20 being installed in Abbotsford,BC 1954

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Album name:lite_lover / British Columbia Lighting In The Past
Company and Date Manufactured:Westinghouse
Model Number:OV-20
Lamp Type:Mercury Vapour
Filesize:81 KiB
Date added:Feb 13, 2015
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GEsoftwhite100watts   [Feb 13, 2015 at 03:35 AM]
...and being replaced with an LED in 2015! Laughing

vaporeyes   [Feb 13, 2015 at 04:51 AM]
Like the neon Esso sign too. Didn't realize you had Esso in Canada...I thought it was Exxon in all of North America but maybe it's just in the U.S. after all. You also don't see utility workers climbing poles like that anymore!

lite_lover   [Feb 13, 2015 at 05:46 AM]
@ Andy: No LED here yet. Laughing @ Allain: We still have Esso gas stations.

Mercuryvapor123   [Feb 14, 2015 at 12:52 AM]
Nice picture! I love the old time pics.

A_lights   [Feb 14, 2015 at 01:17 AM]
same here! the installation is interesting, the neon is nice too

lite_lover   [Feb 14, 2015 at 09:01 AM]
Glad you like it, I found several more pics I'll post soon. Cool

joe_347V   [Feb 15, 2015 at 03:14 AM]
Nice! I wonder how long that light remained in use for.

lite_lover   [Feb 15, 2015 at 08:18 AM]
It may have remained in use up into the 70's.

streetlight98   [Feb 15, 2015 at 09:16 PM]
Nice! Interesting that the remote ballast is so far up the pole. Here the remote ballasts were typically secured to the pole right at the lag bolt flange on the mounting arm. Here's an example. It was common practice to leave the remote ballast on the pole here when they went HPS or when they replaced the clamshell with a MV cobrahead (since they had a "thing" for a while where they would replace clamshells with MV cobraheads for no other reason than just getting rid of some clamshells; this was before the HPS movement). However, when there's a pole renewal, the ballast cans (and sometimes the arm and fixture) do not get transferred, as the ballast is considered hazardous waste by NGrid (PCB-containing capacitors).

lite_lover   [Feb 16, 2015 at 04:04 AM]
Yeah they seemed to have a tendency to mount the remote ballasts near the secondaries,in this installation the light was mounted lower,I have another pic coming soon of a pole exclusively for the light showing the remote ballast closer to the arm.

joe_347V   [Feb 17, 2015 at 04:56 AM]
Ahh, interesting. Over here they used to mount the remote ballast next to the arm or slightly below the arm. There's a few poles here still with remote ballasts, having long been disconnected. They're removed during pole renawals.

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