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Humor: 101 Uses for World's Fair Street Light Fixures

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Has anybody discovered the Color and Size code for these lights yet?

Randy.

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Very funny stuff! I remember seeing one of these at the Flushing Town Hall exhibit in the late '90s--upclose and personal. I believe it was from the collection of Peter Warner. I was shocked at how big they are.

For those in town for the activities in May...if you have a few hours to kill (and a car) take a ride to the Orange County fairgrounds. There are TONS of these lights in use. Stay until dark and you will be treated to a beautiful light show. smile.gif

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Thanks, Bill, for posting that excellent lamp info.

The small text seems to read that the lamps themselves are 12" x 12"... making the cubes 14" or 15" I presume.

You start adding up "cubic feet" and you'll see in a reall hurry that these are not going to fit in anybody's trunk!

Would look way cool on a roof rack, though!

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Oh, man, that's right up there with the Unisphere "capitals" fixture data.

I really want one of these!

That square GE flourescent lamp: I've never seen these in any current lamp catalog. Are they still available? Doug, do your Canobie guys have these lamps for replacement of burnouts?

Oh, thanks Bill!

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Seventy-six different cube & color combinations. Would love to know the breakdown......

Does it say who fabricated the fixtures?

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No, Mike.

Canobie has retrofitted their "luminaires" to use some other kind of lamps due to an availability issue with the original square GE fluorescents.

I don't know it it was price or availability, but Canobie has them all converted to something more modern and, I'm sure, less costly.

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Ah, thanks.

Here's an historic blurb on the square FL:

<a href="http://americanhistory.si.edu/scienceservice/025038.htm" target="_blank">http://americanhistory.si.edu/scienceservi...vice/025038.htm</a>

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And here, I think, is the actual lamp:

<a href="http://www.lamptech.co.uk/Spec%20Sheets/GE%20Panel%20F.htm" target="_blank">http://www.lamptech.co.uk/Spec%20Sheets/GE...20Panel%20F.htm</a>

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And here's the next generation... mentioned at the end of your excellent link, Mike.

The Thorn 2D Lamp:

<a href="http://oikos.com/esb/39/2D_Lamps.html" target="_blank">http://oikos.com/esb/39/2D_Lamps.html</a>

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If I'm reading this right, the new tube outputs about 2/3 of the lumens of the original tube. And, they are indoor lamps. So, looks like we'll have to retrofit several bi-pin CFL's in each cube.

When can I get started? biggrin.gif

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