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Looking for feed back and input from O Gaugers for the kind of ready made not ready for actual lighting, and an actual kit that can be lighted, and or a ready made street light that can be lighted.

Trying to assist a major supplier in determining the most economical way to produce and sell at a reasonable price to O Gaugers, that is now non existent.  Looking for your take on what kind of street light you would like to see become  available in a short period of time..

Please include non copy writhed photos or drawings of what you'd like to see.  Remember, we are looking for cost effectiveness first'.. Thanks for your assistance'...

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Yeah, I bought a set of LED lights with globe tops that IMHO put way too much light upwards, so I cut some aluminum circles, cut a radius in them, fashioned them in a cone shape, painted them black and glued them in place on top. Not perfect, but more of the light ended up down on the ground, and less in the eyes of the observers.

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I had used Dept 56 globe street lights, they were a perfect size and gave good light however it was a pain to replace the leds when they would randomly burn out.  I ended up replacing them with lights I found on ebay which are shown in the photo below.  None have gone out in over 3 years.

Marty



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I have some no name plastic street lights on my street scene since 1989 or so.  Do not know anything about the name or manufacture.  Some of them came with Christmas wreaths on the posts.  I doubt they will be reproduced but maybe you can find some on the web.

Charlie



The picture below also shows a pair of the area flood lights I made for the milk platform in the left part of the picture.  These allow us to operate accessories under night conditions.

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@trumptrain posted:

Street lights mounted on telephone poles with reflectors allowing the light to be cast downward.  Prefer the light to illuminate just the area immediately below the lamp.  I used to see these kinds of street lights in the mid 1950's and am sure they dated back to good decade or two.

Yeah, I have a couple such streetlights on my main layout, which I salvaged from an old HO layout years ago (I believe they were originally intended to be highway-size lights, but are close enough to recycle as residential-scale streetlights on my O scale layout). Both have poles with arms extending out to downward facing 'reflectors' (actually just painted plastic, which has worn thin over the years, letting some light through). They are illuminated with old-fashioned grain of rice incandescent bulbs, which naturally give a warm glow even while using quite a bit more juice than LEDs!

Here's a couple of pics of the installed streetlights, with the ambient lighting off (nighttime, if you will!):

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