Bestfriend got me a weird light for christmas.... Pic inside now.

Jarred J.

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Its about 12 - 15 inches in diameter, has a high skirt made of gray plastic about 5 - 6 inches tall.


inside it has a large "box" for its motor. on the motor is a shaft with two reflectors and inside those reflectors is 1 1156 type light. Amber dome.


There are no markings, no company name, nothing. He found it at good will for $10


I'm sure this is going to be a "wolo" type light but anybody have an idea of what it could be?
 
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JohnMarcson

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Pics.......
 

Jarred J.

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i can take a cellphone pic but i dont know how to upload it from a phone. Its at the house and im at work so itll have to wait till tommorow.
 

patrol530

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May 23, 2010
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I'll guess military MARS. Gray base and they had a reflector and bayonet bulb assembly that could be used in the rotating chassis instead of PAR 36 bulbs.
 

PC Comms

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patrol530 said:
I'll guess military MARS. Gray base and they had a reflector and bayonet bulb assembly that could be used in the rotating chassis instead of PAR 36 bulbs.

+1 I just sold a couple of those with blue lenses on here a year or two ago.
 

Jarred J.

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PC Comms said:
+1 I just sold a couple of those with blue lenses on here a year or two ago.

if such is the case is it worth anything significant?
 

Jarred J.

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It has "MCDERMOTT NYC 1127" in a circle on top of the dome.


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Jarred J.

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Dan this doesn't have sealed beams. it has 2 1156 type light bulbs in it. I applied +12 and got the lights to come on.


if it is 24 volt it would explain why it didnt roatae "or the jump starter i used was real weak (more than likely the case)
 

dmathieu

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Probably 24 volt military. Mine have same type bulbs, with a teardrop shaped base cut to fit, and mounted to the plastic base. Not high end, for sure. Probably not worth much. I'm going to try to get something for the lenses.


Dan
 

Newberry13

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Reminds me of Code 3's 323 beacon. I always thought it was pretty cool. I never seen one in real life before, so I don't know how effective it really was. On another note Is that actually a McDermott light, or does that lens just fit. If it's an actual McDermott, that might increase its value a bit!
 

dmathieu

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Mine have McDermott lenses, but the mfg. sticker on the light is Tek-Lite, Inc. I suspect his is the same, based on the looks.


The Code 3 light is a far superior light in brightness, and construction.


Dan
 

Jarred J.

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Newberry13 said:
Reminds me of Code 3's 323 beacon. I always thought it was pretty cool. I never seen one in real life before, so I don't know how effective it really was. On another note Is that actually a McDermott light, or does that lens just fit. If it's an actual McDermott, that might increase its value a bit!



as stated above this thing looks cheaply made. i havent opened it up yet to look for any other names. i just know that mcdermott is the only name i see on it, on the exterior.


If this thing is 24volts is does me know good. not that it would look good on either vehicle of mine anyways. lol


in the second pic i put the beacon on my Kia and it takes up a good 1/4 of the roofline
 

Jarred J.

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ok upon further inspection it is 12volts, i hooked it up to a battery last night and the lights came on and it rotated.


also on the motor inside it has stamped on it "JULIAN A. MCDERMOTT NYC 1127"


Mcdermott stil makes those hi riser lights for nyc? is the company still in busines maybe i can email them about it.
 

guy m.

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Jarred J. said:
ok upon further inspection it is 12volts, i hooked it up to a battery last night and the lights came on and it rotated.

also on the motor inside it has stamped on it "JULIAN A. MCDERMOTT NYC 1127"


Mcdermott stil makes those hi riser lights for nyc? is the company still in busines maybe i can email them about it.

Yes they are, sales@mcdermottlight.com


JULIAN A. McDERMOTT CORP.


1639 STEPHEN ST., RIDGEWOOD, NY 11385


TEL. (800) 842-5708 or (718) 456-3606


FAX: (718) 381-0229
 
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