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Old 05-08-15, 05:00 AM
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Outdoor city light

Hi everyone! My husband picked up a beautiful outdoor post light that was installed by the city - one of those large park like lamp posts. We are trying to determine if this light runs on 110V or 240V - we want to install it in our yard but not sure if we need to change the guts and wiring. I have attached a picture of the light bulb that it takes if anyone can provide any information. Name:  light1.jpg
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Old 05-08-15, 07:05 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

That is a high pressure sodium fixture which means it will give off a yellowish light.
That fixture has a multi-tap ballast in it. It will run on 120v, 208v, 240v and 277v.

You will probably need to remove the bulb and the inside reflector to access the ballast and the wiring. The incoming black wire will need to be connected to the 120v tap. The extra taps must be wire nutted off.
 
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Thanks PJMax! Once I change the wiring to the 120V side then I should be able to connect it to my panel box? Would I need a higher breaker or a regular 15 amp or 20 amp should run it I guess.
 
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That fixture in operation wouldn't draw more than about one amp.
 
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Great! Thank you very much!
 
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