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Title: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: Jace the Gull on June 30, 2011, 03:44:43 pm
Does anyone know or have found any places that STILL install and uses GE M-400A2 (the whole fixture) in new installations or replacements???

Washington DC is WIDELY still using GE M-400A2 FCOs in the newest installations!!!

I know Chicago is still using GE M-400A2s in drop lens instead of the crime fighters for high wattages, but they chose the older GE design over the newer GE M-400A3....

I was told that Arizona is still installing GE M-400A2...but not confirmed....

Anyone else know any other places, cities, areas that are still using the older high wattage family?
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: gramirez2012 on July 14, 2011, 09:01:36 pm
IDOT still uses/installs them for highways.
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: Lil'Cinnamon on November 01, 2011, 03:09:06 pm
Denver (Xcel Energy) Has been using brand new M-400 R2 FCO's. In some places. When I got that 113 there was a brand new M-400 R2 FCO in the truck with the paper on it.

And I have seen some Brand new M-400 R2's pop up here and there around the Denver area.
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: joe_347V on November 01, 2011, 07:56:23 pm
None that I know of here, they seemed to have switched to the A3 series here or have used a different manufacturer instead.
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: Mike on November 01, 2011, 08:29:09 pm
We use the infamous M-400 FCO here.
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: Mike on November 01, 2011, 08:56:53 pm
RIDOT likes to use FCO for new installations, but if it's a spot replacement, they won't mix FCO in a drop lens area. N-Grid is all drop lens thoguh.
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: Mike on November 01, 2011, 09:24:03 pm
Here too. FCO is installed with FCO and SCO with SCO.
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: Mike on November 01, 2011, 09:32:09 pm
National grid installs drop lens no matter what. So if a FCO light has a bad ballast, a SCO light will replace it. FCO only performs its job when all the lights are FCO.
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: joe_347V on November 01, 2011, 09:33:59 pm
Going back on topic, I wonder what's the price difference between the two different generations of M-400, it could be why some places are opting for the newer design instead.
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: Mike on November 01, 2011, 09:38:28 pm
That's probably why the newest M-400 design was introduced- it's cheaper to make. I personally like the M-400R2/A2 distribution better than the M-400/A.
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: Jace the Gull on November 15, 2011, 10:12:13 am
I have recently noticed ONE unusual installation here in MD on I-95...a GE M-400A2 DROP lens...that looks BRAND new...I don't remember a pole being there before....I have taken a pic...I will post it...
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: joe_347V on November 15, 2011, 11:04:20 am
Come to think of it I did noticed a new lume that looked a lot like a M-250A being installed 3-4 years ago, it had a plastic refractor though.
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: Mike on November 15, 2011, 05:01:09 pm
The M-250a isn't made anymore. That M-250A must have been a refurbished light
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: joe_347V on November 15, 2011, 09:34:36 pm
The M-250a isn't made anymore. That M-250A must have been a refurbished light

It might have been a knockoff too, I remember seeing a spec sheet for a lume that looked a lot like a M-250A
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: Mike on November 15, 2011, 09:52:03 pm
Possibly. A lot of European companies have copied the AEL and GE designs to make cobraheads...
Title: Re: The use of older GE M-400A2/R2
Post by: joe_347V on November 15, 2011, 09:52:59 pm
It wasn't European...... I think it was a small Canadian lighting company........