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Powerlite SignLite Sign Flood

Here's a front view of a Powerlite floodlight that's used to light overhead highway signs, the sign that this lighting is gone and the sign lights don't light up anymore. Interesting how they used socket reducers so they could use medium based MV lamps. The lamp in this one is a Westy 125w ED shaped lamp, the date code looks like it's 44.

Note that this fixture was made before the GTE Sylvania logo started to appear on the tag. I also guess this fixture was a special version made for the MTC (which is now the MTO) since it has a MTC suffix in the model mumber.

Click Here to see a front view of a another sign flood.

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Filename:PB060225SM.JPG
Album name:joe_347V / Toronto Area Streetlights
Keywords:American_Streetlights
Company and Date Manufactured:Powerlite Devices, 70s
Model Number:MEF-10-125-MTC "SignLite"
Wattage:125w
Lamp Type:Mercury vapour
Filesize:211 KiB
Date added:Nov 06, 2010
Dimensions:1600 x 1200 pixels
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DateTime Original:2010:11:06 12:05:07
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Focal length:31.5 mm
ISO:100
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Model:FE47,X43
URL:http://www.galleryoflights.org/mb/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=3875
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gailgrove   [Nov 06, 2010 at 06:23 PM]
gailgrove
Nice shot, man I wish I could get that flood and lamp Very Happy

joe_347V   [Nov 06, 2010 at 10:15 PM]
joe_347V
Thanks Niall, I also want one of these floods and lamp too. Very Happy

Silverliner14B   [Jan 02, 2013 at 02:12 AM]
Silverliner14B
a westy 125w merc?! Shocked

TiCoune66   [Jan 02, 2013 at 02:30 AM]
TiCoune66
May it be a Chestinghouse and not an actual genuine Westinghouse? If not, then it's one rare lamp!

joe_347V   [Jan 02, 2013 at 02:33 AM]
joe_347V
Yeah I never seen a 125w Westy before either. I think that flood has been disconnected for at least 15 years now, the highway sign it was lighting was removed around then too. I wonder when would the lamp date to, the date code on it looks like 44.

Silverliner14B   [Jan 02, 2013 at 03:17 AM]
Silverliner14B
that westy lamp doesn't look chinese to me, and 4 4 def looks like a westinghouse date code, but I don't know if westy made it themselves or if they got it from europe. either way that looks like it's worth saving if possible. Shocked

TiCoune66   [Jan 02, 2013 at 03:49 AM]
TiCoune66
Maybe the Canadian Westinghouse did make a small run of 125Ws since they seemed to have a certain niche market in Canada. There's only one way to know: Get the lamp Joe! xD

BULB FREAK   [Jan 02, 2013 at 03:56 AM]
BULB FREAK
one thing I can say it dont look eurepian to me Shocked one other thing is the E40/39 socket see we had E40 125W mercs but they are incredebly rare so y wood a candian fitting have one Confused Shocked

joe_347V   [Jan 03, 2013 at 03:46 AM]
joe_347V
Well, If I ever catch a crew working on these I would see if I could save them but I know that it's hard to get stuff from the City or Toronto. I believe Niall tried getting a Toronto gumball a while and had difficulties.


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