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GEC Z8387 3x80w Fluorescent Lantern

BC tube fluorescent streetlight.

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Album name:Fluorescent Lanterns
Power Consumption:3 x 80w
Working Voltage:240v 50Hz
Overall Length:5 foot
Cap Type:BC
Burn Position :Horizontal
Comments:I took this pic today, the light is in the forecourt of a Beaurepairs (tyre shop). I took the pic thinking it was just another old fluorescent streetlight but after loading the pic to my laptop I can see BC lamp holders!
Country Of Origin:UK
Filesize:43 KiB
Date added:Feb 05, 2012
Dimensions:1024 x 464 pixels
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Alan_M   [Feb 05, 2012 at 10:41 AM]
Here's the Streetview pic.
Colin   [Feb 05, 2012 at 10:46 AM]
Ahh Childhood memories of these in Blackpool UK, and Rhyl North Wales this light is a GEC Z8387 For use with three 5 foot. 65 watt or 80 watt fluorescent tubes. The Bottom Tube is deliberately Clipped near the bottom bowl to give the slopeing look, possibly to reduce shadow from the bowl.
Alan_M   [Feb 05, 2012 at 10:58 AM]
Thanks Colin Very Happy
Kev   [Feb 05, 2012 at 11:16 AM]
Bloody hell! Looks like it had BC tubes too! Can you get this one al RARE!!!
Alan_M   [Feb 05, 2012 at 11:22 AM]
Hi Kev, next time I'm over that way I'll give it a try, I don't think it's going anywhere in a hurry...
Kev   [Feb 05, 2012 at 11:50 AM]
Yes that would be good, I bet at least one or 2 tubes still work, Mind you that is a BLOODY big lantern! Looks like it weighs a ton!
Alan_M   [Feb 05, 2012 at 11:58 AM]
Yeah the ballasts alone would weigh a ton.
Paul   [Feb 05, 2012 at 03:52 PM]
Is it still used? Is it me or does it look like it has some water in the bowl?
Colin   [Feb 05, 2012 at 04:07 PM]
I thought it was a refractor Plate which became dislodged from the Bowl, as you can see whe white Glue mark where is was origionally.
Paul   [Feb 05, 2012 at 04:11 PM]
Ah yes! I see it now!
Paul   [Dec 01, 2014 at 11:58 PM]
There is one of these hanging on for dear life at the what was Bedford bus station... the place is being redeveloped and the station has been demolished already. I did give CP a heads up that this was at risk but I don't know if it got saved or not.
Kev   [Dec 02, 2014 at 12:45 AM]
Why not get it yourself?

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