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Re: Traffic Lights

Post by ZachL » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:27 pm

Steven429 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:38 pm
ZachL wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:22 am
Steven429 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:37 am
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.5461233 ... 312!8i6656

What type of traffic lights are these, and are they common? (im not a expert on traffic lights :LOL3: )
I go by these all the time (they are still there,) but I haven't seen much of this type elsewhere.
Those are 3M signals!
How common are 3M signals now?
Not sure but they are no longer in production
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Re: Traffic Lights

Post by NathanFromEngland » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:53 pm

ZachL wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Steven429 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:38 pm
ZachL wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:22 am
Steven429 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:37 am
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.5461233 ... 312!8i6656

What type of traffic lights are these, and are they common? (im not a expert on traffic lights :LOL3: )
I go by these all the time (they are still there,) but I haven't seen much of this type elsewhere.
Those are 3M signals!
How common are 3M signals now?
Not sure but they are no longer in production
What about the McCain PV signal?
"You can't kill what's not your creation"

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Re: Traffic Lights

Post by ZachL » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:30 pm

NathanFromEngland wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:53 pm
ZachL wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Steven429 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:38 pm
ZachL wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:22 am
Steven429 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:37 am
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.5461233 ... 312!8i6656

What type of traffic lights are these, and are they common? (im not a expert on traffic lights :LOL3: )
I go by these all the time (they are still there,) but I haven't seen much of this type elsewhere.
Those are 3M signals!
How common are 3M signals now?
Not sure but they are no longer in production
What about the McCain PV signal?
Pretty much the unofficial successor to them. Unofficial in the sense that McCain pretty much started producing a variety of rear-projection signals without knowledge of 3M ceasing production of theirs. McCain's are still in production today/
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Re: Traffic Lights

Post by freebrickproductions » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:27 am

ZachL wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:30 pm
NathanFromEngland wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:53 pm
ZachL wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:27 pm
Steven429 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:38 pm
ZachL wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:22 am
Steven429 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:37 am
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.5461233 ... 312!8i6656

What type of traffic lights are these, and are they common? (im not a expert on traffic lights :LOL3: )
I go by these all the time (they are still there,) but I haven't seen much of this type elsewhere.
Those are 3M signals!
How common are 3M signals now?
Not sure but they are no longer in production
What about the McCain PV signal?
Pretty much the unofficial successor to them. Unofficial in the sense that McCain pretty much started producing a variety of rear-projection signals without knowledge of 3M ceasing production of theirs. McCain's are still in production today/
IIRC, the McCain PV is essentially a reverse-engineered 3M with some McCain bits slapped on (for example, the part on the rear is just a standard 8 inch McCain housing, and the doors and visors are standard 12 inch McCain parts).
There should be a legal limit as to how humid it can be on any given day during the summer here in the South...

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Re: Traffic Lights

Post by ZachL » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:08 am

freebrickproductions wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:27 am
IIRC, the McCain PV is essentially a reverse-engineered 3M with some McCain bits slapped on (for example, the part on the rear is just a standard 8 inch McCain housing, and the doors and visors are standard 12 inch McCain parts).
The patents from 3M must have expired for that to even happen. :LOL3:
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Re: Traffic Lights

Post by NathanFromEngland » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:45 pm

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Re: Traffic Lights

Post by ZachL » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:22 am

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Re: Traffic Lights

Post by NathanFromEngland » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:36 am

ZachL wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:22 am
What about them?
They are three aspect heads that are all facing downwards! Over here they are three aspected, but the bicycle light is to the right side.
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.4736402 ... 312!8i6656

Also for unknown reasons before these signals were upgraded, the LED traffic lights were downgraded to incandescent PEEK heads.
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.8089699 ... 384!8i8192

LEDs were awful quality though.
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.8089496 ... 312!8i6656
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Re: Traffic Lights

Post by ZachL » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:44 pm

NathanFromEngland wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:36 am
Also for unknown reasons before these signals were upgraded, the LED traffic lights were downgraded to incandescent PEEK heads.
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.8089699 ... 384!8i8192

LEDs were awful quality though.
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.8089496 ... 312!8i6656
Maybe they figured the incandescents were more visible than the LEDs :LOL3:
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Re: Traffic Lights

Post by NathanFromEngland » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:11 am

ZachL wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:44 pm
NathanFromEngland wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:36 am
Also for unknown reasons before these signals were upgraded, the LED traffic lights were downgraded to incandescent PEEK heads.
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.8089699 ... 384!8i8192

LEDs were awful quality though.
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.8089496 ... 312!8i6656
Maybe they figured the incandescents were more visible than the LEDs :LOL3:
Not the first time i've seen signal heads downgraded.

On this street, i might've posted this before, these signals were LED heads, but in 2009 they were replaced by incandescent Microsense heads.
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3822935 ... 312!8i6656
https://www.google.com/maps/@53.3822939 ... 312!8i6656
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