Mount it to something metal, sheet metal, bar steel etc....this grounds it
after you attach the incoming ground wire to your metal "frame". Also mount any
cap/starter with metal strap to this frame. Maintain seperation specs, the top
of the cap needs a little room to expand. Check the specs. Update your fire
insurance and start saying your prayers at night.
I AM NOT AN ELECTRICIAN.
I AM A WORTHLESS SNIVELING AHOLE
WHO LIVES OFF THE SCRAP OF AHR.
PAY NO ATTENTION TO ME. I KNOW NOTHING.
Perhaps the places that sell parking lot lamps would be of help?
That is a really big bulb. Industry tends to go with multiple small
things, like 250-400 watt lights, rather than one honking big one.
Works better when everything doesn't all go dark, when there is a bulb
Most pressured light fixtures, HPS, LPS, Mercury, etc. Are designed for
mounting on an arm or pole. Your fixture will have a model number and check
the manufactures web page for the instructions.
Where I live residences are immune to the "dark sky" ordinance when the
wattage is below 400 watts. Commercial is 250 watts. 1500 is going to light
up the whole neighbor hood. Most 1500's I have installed mount at 20 plus
feet in the air. They are directed down. Some MH need for the bulb to be in
vertical or horizontal orientation.
Good luck impressing your neighbors. Street lights are 200-400 lights and
the poles on the side of the freeway are 1500-2000 watt.
Go to the depot and buy a 27 watt fluorescent and live happily ever after.
If you lived next to me I would be visiting your fixture with my .22 pellet
gun. I like the darkness. I have fluorescent motion lights surrounding my
home. They come on when there is a reason and are off most of the time.
Neighbors like them because when they are in the side yards my lights turn
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