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EPAC Mini Gumball

Some older residential streets in Newmarket, ON still have their original EPAC mini gumballs still in use. EPAC was a manufacturer based in Brampton, ON that made utility hardware including streetlights.

I believe the model name of this is "DUSUREA-PAC" since that's what was on the ballast housing and that these were originally mercury having since been retrofitted to 100w HPS (note the non standard wattage tag).

Here's a closeup of the ballast box, it's cast aluminium:

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Filename:PC224370.JPG
Album name:joe_347V / Toronto Area Streetlights
Keywords:Lit_Lighting
Company and Date Manufactured:Electric Power Accessories Corporation
Model Number:Dusurea-Pac
Wattage:100w
Lamp Type:High pressure sodium
Filesize:170 KiB
Date added:Dec 23, 2011
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streetlight98   [Dec 23, 2011 at 12:23 AM]
streetlight98
Sweet! It's like a makeshift powerbracket lol. Very Happy

joe_347V   [Dec 23, 2011 at 12:59 AM]
joe_347V
Thanks, they also made a version with a bucket refractor.

Silverliner14B   [Dec 23, 2011 at 09:53 AM]
Silverliner14B
Nice find, too bad its HPS tho. Odd that the arm is attached to the ballast casing, something I have never seen down here in the states.

don   [Dec 23, 2011 at 07:43 PM]
don
Must be a pretty strong box (I hope) to hold this long arm.

streetlight98   [Dec 23, 2011 at 08:48 PM]
streetlight98
It appears to be a cast ballast box, so it's pretty darn strong...

gailgrove   [Dec 23, 2011 at 11:35 PM]
gailgrove
Why do you hate HPS so much Dave? Confused Anyways nice on finding out the manufacturer! I have only ever seen these a few times before, pretty rare and unique!

streetlight98   [Dec 23, 2011 at 11:38 PM]
streetlight98
I personally like gumballs in HPS becuase it matches the incandescent tone somewhat...

joe_347V   [Dec 23, 2011 at 11:55 PM]
joe_347V
Thanks everyone, I've added a close up shot of the ballast box to this page along with the streetview link, Newmarket is the only place I know that still has a decent number of these left.

gailgrove   [Dec 24, 2011 at 12:05 AM]
gailgrove
Nice closeup, interesting way of grounding the fixture as well.

don   [Dec 24, 2011 at 12:10 AM]
don
@gailgrove, I like HPS for accent lighting but for main lighting, it makes everything sooo brown looking. MV makes landscaping/grass look nice and green at night Wink

gailgrove   [Dec 24, 2011 at 12:19 AM]
gailgrove
You can call me Niall, (pronounced Neil). I don't mind HPS for streetlighting but I would prefer mercs, I grew up with HPS so I am pretty use to it.

Silverliner14B   [Dec 24, 2011 at 12:27 AM]
Silverliner14B
Yeah I have always preferred MV with their bluish glow. I just have never gotten used to HPS, even though I have been staring at them for the past 30 years.

Form109   [Dec 24, 2011 at 12:29 AM]
Form109
Nile River....Nile Crocodile. Laughing

gailgrove   [Dec 24, 2011 at 12:30 AM]
gailgrove
No, "Neel" ex. Neil Armstrong...

don   [Dec 24, 2011 at 12:32 AM]
don
@Niall, yeah I grew up with MV so I'm a die-hard fan. MH doesn't look too bad either as long as it's not too much glare or over-lit.

joe_347V   [Mar 14, 2016 at 03:11 AM]
joe_347V
Unfortunately this has been LED'd sometime in the past year. They even replaced the arm/ballast box assembly with a new tapered e arm.


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