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GE Self Destruct

This GE M-400 at the lumber yard is looking a little rough,I was going to rescue it,but it was repairable.

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Album name:lite_lover / Light Scenery Within British Columbia
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Company and Date Manufactured:GE
Model Number:M-400
Wattage:400W
Lamp Type:Metal Halide
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Date added:Oct 01, 2010
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gailgrove   [Oct 01, 2010 at 09:11 PM]
gailgrove
Aggh Shocked

joe_347V   [Oct 02, 2010 at 01:03 AM]
joe_347V
Looks like it's in pretty bad shape, did they fix it up or left it as is? Not at lot of old GEs in my area.

lite_lover   [Oct 02, 2010 at 01:56 AM]
lite_lover
Yes it was fixed a couple days ago,unfortunately lol.I asked if I could get it if the fixture wasn't worth repairing,I was hoping they were going to replace it since it was falling apart and didn't have a refractor Mad
@ Jace: I was most likely reballasted at some point with a MH/MV ballast,the cap looks like it's a plastic case unless just the cap was replaced,it was hard to see if the ballast was original.Who ever repaired the fixture before sure didn't secure the cap as it's hanging as well.

GullWhiz   [Oct 02, 2010 at 03:29 AM]
GullWhiz
just offer them a extra streetlight, you could offer to replace yourself....or offer them an extra GE glass!

Form109   [Oct 02, 2010 at 04:46 PM]
Form109
or offer to trade your Durastar... Laughing

joe_347V   [Oct 03, 2010 at 05:46 AM]
joe_347V
"I can't help but notice that your lighting system is kind of outdated, would you be willing to let me offer a free upgrade to a modern and energy efficient HPS lighting system complete with glare free FCO optics and a durable corrosion free fibreglass body. All you need is to let me have the old light for proper disposal" Laughing

GullWhiz   [Oct 03, 2010 at 02:20 PM]
GullWhiz
Joe....great job!

I know....who's responsible for this damage! A certain gull is the suspect!

gailgrove   [Oct 03, 2010 at 06:04 PM]
gailgrove
Good idea Joseph Laughing

lite_lover   [Oct 04, 2010 at 01:53 AM]
lite_lover
Yeah good idea Joseph Laughing

joe_347V   [Oct 04, 2010 at 05:12 AM]
joe_347V
Thanks Guys Laughing

Tmcdllr   [Oct 04, 2010 at 06:28 AM]
Tmcdllr
Wow, just a little broken.

Form109   [Jan 04, 2011 at 11:44 PM]
Form109
how does such a thing happen?

TiCoune66   [Jan 04, 2011 at 11:50 PM]
TiCoune66
Oh I don't know... that's a lumber yard . I'm just saying... Laughing

gailgrove   [Mar 30, 2011 at 11:26 PM]
gailgrove
For a lumber yard the wooden pole sure isn't in good shape, BTW Darren has anything been done about this?

streetlight98   [Apr 07, 2011 at 09:53 PM]
streetlight98
Yeah ironic isn't it?

lite_lover   [Apr 08, 2011 at 07:19 AM]
lite_lover
Hey Niall,an electrician was called,and was able to put it back together,too bad lol.It was working for awhile but now it's burned out. This is at a lumber yard,actually an old LumberLand store and lumber yard that became a Rona.Yes they should replace the pole,somebody there should be knowledgeable enough to source a replacement,but probably no one even notices.There are two Rona's in Abbotsford,the other is a big box store like the Home Depot.

SeanB~1   [Apr 08, 2011 at 07:50 PM]
SeanB~1
You know the old saying about the cobbler's children's shoes........

gailgrove   [Apr 08, 2011 at 08:20 PM]
gailgrove
Did they replace the refractor?

lite_lover   [Apr 09, 2011 at 06:14 PM]
lite_lover
No they didn't replace the refractor.

joe_347V   [May 07, 2012 at 01:52 AM]
joe_347V
I actually saw a Cooper OV 25 that self destructed like this the other day in Hamilton.


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