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[Gone] Powerlite B2217
Even though the advent of sodium in the 90s meant the old mercury lumes had to go, a small number of mercury lumes got converted to HPS saving them from replacement. Like this Powerlite B2217 who even outlasted the pole is was mounted on.

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Unfortunately even though it was retrofitted to HPS, it did not survive the LED refits. In 2013, the city approved a plan to perform a system wide changeout to LED. This fixture had since been replaced with a Philips LED waffle.
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Filename:PB123975.JPG
Album name:joe_347V / Toronto Area Streetlights
Keywords:American_Streetlights
Company and Date Manufactured:Powerlite Devices
Model:B2217
Wattage:200w
Lamp Type:High pressure sodium
Voltage:120v
File Size:82 KB
Date added:12 Nov 2011
Dimensions:1600 x 1200 pixels
Displayed:221 times
Colour Space:sRGB
Contrast:0
Date Time:2011:11:12 15:05:23
DateTime Original:2011:11:12 10:55:48
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Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Program:Program
Exposure Time:1/400 sec
FNumber:f 5.4
Flash:No Flash
Focal length:55.7 mm
ISO:100
Light Source:Unknown or Auto
Make:OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Max Aperture:f 3.5
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Antstar85
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Not the OV-15

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Antstar85  [12 Nov 2011 at 19:51]

Is that a steel Tapered E arm?

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Dat LPS...

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joe_347V  [12 Nov 2011 at 19:57]

Yeah it is, some of the older poles used these and our longer arms are usually steel.

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Not the OV-15

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Antstar85  [12 Nov 2011 at 20:02]

Cool, this is the first time I've ever seen one in steel.

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GullWhiz  [12 Nov 2011 at 21:06]

I know some very rusty steel tapered arms in Hagerstown, MD...and I mean really rusty! They aren't too common....Hagerstown is one of the few places I know that got a bunch!

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Good ol' 100w bulbs!

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Silverliner14B  [13 Nov 2011 at 00:13]

There are some steel tapered arms in Burbank, CA which has its own utility. You have lots of 200w HPS up there?

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joe_347V  [13 Nov 2011 at 01:18]

We have a few 200w lumes, they're mainly used on arterial roads but I've seen the odd residential street with them before.

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streetlight98  [13 Nov 2011 at 20:50]

I've seen 250w HPS lights on a dead end road! it was because the old OV15 were 250w MV. For billing purposes they have to install the nearest wattage they lease unless the lights were requested to be replaced by a lower wattage.

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joe_347V  [13 Nov 2011 at 21:33]

Ugh they should have kept the MV imo.

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streetlight98  [13 Nov 2011 at 21:35]

i think so too. But when the ballasts die, there's really nothing you can do. There's one OV15 left. There's a few other mercs too. A M-250R (bail latch) and i THINK a unistyle 175.

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joe_347V  [13 Nov 2011 at 21:36]

250w MH or CMH would be a better choice then.

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streetlight98  [13 Nov 2011 at 21:40]

On a dead end street?! And National Grid would NEVER install any type of MH lamp source. Only the citrus lamps. I think they should have used their common sense and installed a 100w light. 175w CMH would be the best option IMO.

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joe_347V  [13 Nov 2011 at 21:42]

I thought they didn't make 175 PSMH lamps? Anyways 150w or even 100w CMH would be better.

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streetlight98  [13 Nov 2011 at 21:43]

Maybe not CMH, but PSMH they sure do. How does the lumen output of CMH compare with the equivelant HPS wattage?

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joe_347V  [13 Nov 2011 at 22:14]

I think the newer ones are pretty close to each other.

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streetlight98  [13 Nov 2011 at 22:50]

Do CMH lamps cost a lot more than PSMH lamps? MH seems to be a no-no here.

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Silverliner14B  [13 Nov 2011 at 23:18]

The 100w CMHs in Pasadena seem to be comparable to 100w HPS, I got a night shot but will see if it came out good. Yes CMHs cost more than quartz lamps. The Philips CMH allstart lamps are cheaper than HPS retrofit lamps though.

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joe_347V  [13 Apr 2014 at 02:39]

Haven't been back since but this most likely got replaced by a philly waffle.



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